Utah Archives Month 2016
Celebrate 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.

Calendar of Events

Date Institution Event Description
October 3 Utah State Archives Discovering Past Lives Government can play a variety of roles and touch people's lives in different ways. The records produced by government document individual rights and identity, as well as various interactions individuals have with governmental entities. These records can be a tremendous resource in researching the lives of individuals from the past. This presentation by Alan Barnett will provide an introduction to the sources available at the Utah State Archives that are useful in researching family history.

The event is free and open to the public.
YouTube Watch Online

Utah State Archives
346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Noon to 1:00 PM
October 3 University of Utah - Marriott Library Downwinders of Utah Archive Launch Event The Downwinders of Utah Archive brings together information on Utah's nuclear history and focuses on individuals, families, and areas that were impacted by nuclear testing. It serves as a resource and aims to educate future generations in hopes that the mistakes of the past will never occur again.

Featured Speakers Including
▪ Mary Dickson, Playwright (Exposed 2007), Downwinders Advocate
▪ Jim Matheson, Former U.S. Congressman, Downwinders Advocate
▪ Justin Sorensen, GIS Specialist, Downwinders of Utah Archive Creator

Event Highlights
▪ Exclusive archive presentation
▪ Record and share your Downwinder story
▪ Light refreshments

This event will be held in the Marriott Library Gould Auditorium (295 South 1500 East, SLC, UT 84112) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

For more information please visit the event page.
October 5 Utah State Archives Capitol Expectations: The Work of the Capitol Grounds Commission Utah's successful completion of a State Capitol in 1916 did not represent the first attempt to get a capitol building. In 1888 the Territorial Legislature set up the Board of Commissioners on Capitol Grounds and assigned it the task of preparing a site and selecting a design for a Capitol. This presentation by Alan Barnett will outline the work accomplished by the Commission and the ultimate failure of the venture.

YouTube Watch Online

Utah State Archives
346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Noon to 1:00 PM
October 3 University of Utah - Marriott Library "Downwinders" Film Screening "The questionable things our government will do in the name of 'national security' is not something new. It started a long time ago."

Come see the free screening of director Tim Skousen's "Downwinders" at the Gould Auditorium!

A panel will follow the film with panelists:
▪ Jim Matheson, former Congressman
▪ Mary Dickson, advocate, playwrite (Exposed)
▪ Tim Skousen, director
with moderator Fred Esplin, Vice President of University Relations.

This event will be held in the Marriott Library Gould Auditorium (295 South 1500 East, SLC, UT 84112) from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

For more information please visit the event page.
October 12 Utah State Archives History of the Utah State Capitol Charles Shepherd is a Preservation Architect who was involved in the restoration aspects of the renovation of the State Capitol. He will talk about the history of the building, including the original design by architect Richard Kletting, building construction, and the eventual restoration of the building.

Utah State Archives
346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Noon to 1:00 PM
October 12 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Meet the "Berlin Candy Bomber" Gail Halvorsen Come meet Utah's own Gail Halvorsen, aka the " Berlin Candy Bomber", at the Harold B. Lee Library. He will be signing reproductions of historic photographs from his time in the Berlin Airlift. Artifacts from his archive will be on display.

The event will be held in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Classroom from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
October 13-31 Salt Lake County Archives Ghosts of West Temple Part II, an online exhibit An online exhibit highlighting the buildings and people that once occupied West Temple, 1850s-1930s. Explore the exhibit at http://slco.org/archives/.
October 14 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Hold a 1st Edition Book of Mormon It is estimated that fewer than 700 copies of the 1st edition Book of Mormon survive and BYU owns six copies of this 1830 publication. Each copy is a treasure, and we take great care to preserve them. Each copy is also a connection to the Church's foundation and the testimonies that motivated the first generation of Latter-day Saints. You are invited to visit the Harold B. Lee Library 3rd floor atrium to hold one of our copies and take a moment to turn a few pages, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For more information contact Greg Seppi at greg_seppi@byu.edu.
October 17 Utah State Archives Personal Digital Archiving Personal treasures should be safeguarded so that future generations can share in the collective memories of loved ones. Based on a Library of Congress initiative, advice on how to preserve and protect precious digital and traditional photos, documents, recordings and more will be presented at a research class at the Utah State Archives. Given the ubiquitous presence of digital materials on computers and now mobile devices, many people may be surprised at the inherent fragility of these files when it comes to saving them more than a few years. Unlike shoe boxes full of print photographs, they simply can't be stored and ignored. Archivist Gina Strack will present a few simple methods and techniques for sifting through and saving digital memories for future generations.

The event is free and open to the public. While there will be time for questions, attendees are asked to not bring specific materials to the event for review.

Utah State Archives
346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Noon to 1:00 PM
October 19 Utah State Archives Kletting and the Rotunda Niches: Realizing the Four Great Bronzes of the Utah State Capitol Join us for a presentation offered by Judith McConkie, former curator of the Utah State Capitol, who will discuss her work curating the art and sculpture for the building during its most recent renovation.

The event is free and open to the public.

Utah State Archives
346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Noon to 1:00 PM
October 26 Utah State Archives WESTPAS Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Part 1 recorded webinars (2½ hours total) with assignments discussed in the webinars
Part 2 in-person workshop

The goal is to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:
▪ Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan by the end of Part 2
▪ Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
▪ Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
▪ Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
▪ Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects.

Instructor: Randy Silverman, Head of Preservation, University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library

For a complete description of this workshop see the WESTPAS website, www.westpas.org. Register Online at http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2.
October 27 Sandy Museum Sandy Museum Open House 29th Anniversary Sandy Museum
8744 South Center Street
Sandy
4:00-7:00 p.m.
Light food and refreshments.

As always Sandy Museum is free to the public. Elevator is available for 2nd floor.
October 27 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Haunted Walking Tour Come experience the haunted sites of BYU campus. Included in this 45 minute walking tour is trivia about BYU's scariest spots as well as bonus historical factoids about campus buildings and folklore. The tour begins in the reception area of L. Tom Perry Special Collections, at 5:30 pm. For more information contact Alexis Davis at alexis_davis@byu.edu.
October 28 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Conservation Road Show Bring your journals, photographs, and other artifacts to the Harold B. Lee Library Conservation Lab (3450 HBLL) and learn how to care for them. Christina Thomas and Christopher McAfee, conservators for the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, will evaluate your personal and family heirlooms and share best ways to repair and store these priceless items. You will also get an inside look at what goes on behind the Conservation Lab doors! The event is open to the public and will be held from 1:00pm - 4:00 pm. For more information, contact Chris McAfee at christopher_mcafee@byu.edu.

Submit Your Event. For questions or to add information to this page contact Jim Kichas. Maintained by Utah State Archives and Records Service.

Last updated October 20, 2016

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