Utah Archives Month 2017
Destination History

ARCHIVES MONTH is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections from across Utah. Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories. All events are free and open to the public. Contact the hosting institutions for additional information. For Archives Month events nation-wide, please see American Archives Month coordinated by the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.

This year the Division of Archives and Records Service, in collaboration with Utah's Division of Parks and Recreation's 60th anniversary, will provide exhibits and a series of lectures around the theme of “Archives Month 2017: Destination History.”

Calendar of Events

Date Institution Event Description
October Utah State Archives and Records Service The Wholesome Enjoyment of Life The Archives online and lobby exhibits will show the creation of the Parks and Recreation Division and how they have fulfilled their original mandate to support Utahn's "wholesome enjoyment of life."
October 6 Utah State Archives and Records Service Territorial Statehouse: Utah’s First State Park and Oldest Government Building Carl Aldrich, a ranger at the Territorial Statehouse State Park, will present “Territorial Statehouse: Utah’s First State Park and Oldest Government Building.”

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
White Memorial Chapel
Utah State Capitol
86 E 300 N
Salt Lake City, UT
October 10, 17, & 24 Utah State Archives and Records Service Visit the Archives The Utah State Archives will provide lunch-time tours of the archives building and demonstrations of the archives building’s automated storage and retrieval system.

346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 10-11 Utah Division of State History Utah's 65th Annual State History Conference Local Matters: Interweaving historical threads of community

Our annual conference will examine the many strands that create the fabric of communities, such as festivals, buildings, schools, or the arts.We’ll also discuss the uses of local history and the application of sophisticated methodology to personal, family, and community history. Workshops will focus on strategies for local organizations, oral history, historic preservation, and community histories.

https://heritage.utah.gov/history/2017conference
October 13 Utah State Archives and Records Service Diamonds of Utah: Celebrating 60 Years of State Parks in Utah Dr. Justina Parsons-Bernstein, Utah’s Division of Parks and Recreation Heritage and Interpretation Resources Manager, will present “Diamonds of Utah: Celebrating 60 Years of State Parks in Utah.”

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
White Memorial Chapel
Utah State Capitol
86 E 300 N
Salt Lake City, UT
October 20 Utah State Archives and Records Service The History of Tourism in Utah Cicily Kind, a global specialist on the International Team at the Utah Office of Tourism, will present “The History of Tourism in Utah.”

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
White Memorial Chapel
Utah State Capitol
86 E 300 N
Salt Lake City, UT
October 24 Utah State Archives and Records Service Visualizing Historical Boundaries: Overlay Historical Maps on Google Earth Holly Hansen of Family History Expos, Inc., will present “Visualizing Historical Boundaries: Overlay Historical Maps on Google Earth.”

Noon to 1: 00 p.m.
Utah State Archives
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 27 Utah State Archives and Records Service The Making of Modern Motels in Utah: How to Research the Recent Past Dr. Susan S. Rugh, professor of history at Brigham Young University, will present “The Making of Modern Motels in Utah: How to Research the Recent Past.“

Noon to 1: 00 p.m.
Utah State Archives
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 27 Utah State Archives and Records Service 2017 CIMA Fall Caucus Please join us for the annual CIMA Fall Caucus. A tentative program agenda is available on the online registration form, available here: https://goo.gl/forms/Ij2QfgsRfHEH1f6L2

Any questions can be directed to Jim Kichas at jkichas@utah.gov
October 28 Utah State Archives and Records Service Wasatch Mountain State Park in the Archives The Utah State Archives will have an exhibit and game at the Wasatch Mountain State Park Monster Mash.
October 28 Utah State Archives and Records Service Antelope Island: Through the Years The Utah State Archives will have an exhibit at this year's Antelope Island Bison Round Up.
November 1 Utah State Archives and Records Service Contemplating the Ultimate Destination: Utah Gravestone Art Alan Barnett, Utah State Archives Local Government Archivist, will present “Contemplating the Ultimate Destination: Utah Gravestone Art.”

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
White Memorial Chapel
Utah State Capitol
86 E 300 N
Salt Lake City, UT

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Last updated September 22, 2017

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