Utah Archives Month 2013

Ecology in the Archives

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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
September 26 - October 11 Church History Library Treasures of the Collection Open House The Church History Library will hold its fall "Treasures of the Collection open house from Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 to Friday, October 11, 2013, allowing the public to view artifacts relating to the all the Presidents of the Church. This exhibit will display documents, artifacts, information, and photographs that provide small glimpses into the lives and work of these extraordinary men.

The Library is located at 15 East North Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. Open house hours are M-W, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Th-Sat, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 801-240-2804.
September 27 L. Tom Perry Special Collections (BYU) Treasures from the Collection L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Archive Open House. Curators of Special Collections will display treasures from their collections. Held September 27 from 9:00-11:00 a.m and 4:00-6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Special Collections Classroom.
October Marriott Library Special Collections Highlights from the Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives Exhibit Highlights from the Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives Exhibit will be on display during Archives Month in the Marriott Library Special Collections Gallery. The exhibit will open September 13, 2013 and will run through October. The Marriott Library is located on the campus of the University of Utah at:

295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
October Marriott Library Special Collections Speed on Salt: Utah’s Racing Heritage Exhibit "Speed on Salt: Utah’s Racing Heritage" exhibit will be on display during Archives Month in the Marriott Library Special Collections Reading Room. The exhibit will open September 13, 2013 and will run through October. The Marriott Library is located on the campus of the University of Utah at:

295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
October Salt Lake County Archives Ecology, Culture, and the Built Environment Exhibits The Salt Lake County Archives will feature four special exhibits on their blog throughout the month of October. These entries will highlight ecology, culture, and the built environment in Utah’s history:

· The Sugar Beet King

· “We Must Act:” Green Space and Recreation in Salt Lake County

· Utah Mining and the Built Environment

· Ecology of the Archives: Preserving Your Past

Please join us in October at: http://slcoarchives.wordpress.com/

For more information, visit our website at http://admin.slco.org/archives or call 385-468-0820.

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October 3 Utah State Archives Mark Fiege: The Republic of Nature In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education.

This event will be held at noon in the Utah State Historical Society Zephyr Meeting Room, 300 South Rio Grande (450 West), Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106
October 3 Utah State Archives Protecting Cultural Collections: Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery The Utah State Archives will host the WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service), “Protecting Cultural Collections” workshop on October 03, 2012. Participation in this event is free with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The "Protecting Cultural Collections" workshops are presented in a two-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:

- Complete a disaster 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.
- Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency.
- Experience salvaging a variety of material including books, documents, photos & objects.

For more information (including how to register) please visit the WESTPAS website at: westpas.org/courses.html
October 4, 11, 18, 25 Southern Utah University Pioneers in Your Attic Scanning Event Every Friday during the month of October you can bring in items from your pioneer heritage to be digitized and preserved by the staff of Special Collections. For additional information contact: Paula Mitchell, mitchell_p@suu.edu, 435-586-7976
October 4 Utah State Archives Bridging the Gap: Electronic Records and Information Management for the 21st Century Annual Electronic Records Conference hosted by the Utah State Archives. This year's conference will be held at the State Archives building, 346 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City.

For information on presentations and to register please visit archives.state.ut.us/cgi-bin/traininglist.cgi or contact Lorianne Ouderkirk at louderkirk@utah.gov. Conference aimed toward records managers and IT personnel in public and private organizations.
October 8 Southern Utah University St. John's Bible Display Two of the seven volumes of St. John's Bible will be on display at Sherratt Library, Special Collections, Southern Utah University on October 8th, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For more information contact: Paula Mitchell, mitchell_p@suu.edu, 435-586-7976.
October 8 Southern Utah University A Collage of Poetry and Quilts This exhibit will feature poems written by SUU students and alumni inspired by art quilts on display. The exhibit will open with a poetry reading on October 8 at 4:00 pm on the Garden Level of the Sherratt Library. For additional information contact: Paula Mitchell mitchell_p@suu.edu 435-586-7976.
October 8, 12, 17, 19 Utah Valley University Library Pioneers In Your Attic free scanning events UVU Library's George Sutherland Archives will be holding free scanning events for the Pioneers In Your Attic digitization project at the following locations throughout October:

Orem Public Library, October 8, 5-8 pm;
Millard High School, Fillmore, Utah, October 12, 8 am -3 pm;
Spanish Fork Public Library, October 17, 3-7 pm;
Springville City Library, October 19, 10 am -6 pm

For more information please contact Catherine McIntyre at 801 863-8821 or mcintyca@uvu.edu
October 16 Marriott Library Special Collections Utah Ski Affair The 22nd annual Utah Ski Affair will be held at the Little America Hotel on Wednesday, October 16. This gala event celebrates the start of the ski season and features the individuals chosen for this years’ History Maker award and the S.J. Quinney Award for outstanding contributions to skiing. The History Makers this year are Sarah Hendrickson, Utah’s famous women ski jumper, and Ted Ligety, Utah Olympic ski racer. Exhibits at the event include the photographs of the History Makers, the most recent inductees in the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame, the University of Utah Ski Team, and others. Tickets are available by contacting Judy Jarrow of the Special Collections Department at judy.jarrow@utah.edu, or calling 801-581-3421.
October 17 Church History Library Men and Women of Faith lecture featuring Heidi Swinton, talking on Bathsheba W. Smith The Church History Library will host the Men and Women of Faith lecture: "Bathsheba W. Smith: Woman of Great Faith" on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. This lecture will be given by a granddaughter of Bathsheba, Heidi Swinton. She is an award-winning author and screenwriter. She was the author of President Thomas S. Monson's biography, "To the Rescue".

Lectures are held at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, 50 North West Temple. Validated parking is available at the Conference Center.
October 17 Utah Valley University Libary Exhibit of Saint John's Bible Two of the seven volumes of Saint John's Bible will be on display at Utah Valley University Library's George Sutherland Archives, LI 302, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. on October 17, 2013. The volumes are being made available through Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections. For more information contact: Catherine McIntyre, 801 863-8821 or mcintyca@uvu.edu
October 18 L. Tom Perry Special Collections (BYU) Saint John's Bible Exhibit L. Tom Perry Special Collections has purchased the volumes of the Saint John's Bible. These volumes will be on display on October 8 at Southern Utah University, October 17 at Utah Valley University and October 18 at Brigham Young University.
October 21 Utah State Archives Val Holley: 25th Street Confidential 25th Street Confidential traces Ogden’s transformation from quiet hamlet to chaotic transcontinental railroad junction as waves of non-Mormon fortune seekers swelled the city’s population. The street’s outsized role in Ogden annals illuminates larger themes in Utah and U.S. history. Most significantly, 25th Street was a crucible of Mormon-Gentile conflict, especially after the non-Mormon Liberal Party deprived its rival, the People’s Party, of long-standing control of Ogden’s municipal government in 1889. In the early twentieth-century the street was targeted in statewide Progressive Era reform efforts, and during Prohibition it would come to epitomize the futility of liquor abatement programs.

This first full-length treatment of Ogden’s rowdiest road spotlights larger-than-life figures whose careers were entwined with the street: Mayor Harman Ward Peery, who unabashedly filled the city treasury with fees and fines from vicious establishments; Belle London, the most successful madam in Utah history; and Rosetta Ducinnie Davie, the heiress to London’s legacy who became a celebrity on the street, in the courts, and in the press. Material from previously unexploited archives and more than one hundred historic photos enrich this narrative of a turbulent but unforgettable street.

This event will be held at noon in the State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room, 346 South Rio Grande (450 West), Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106
October 23 Utah State Library Ann Torrence: U.S. Highway 89 U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks is a visual guide to seven of America’s favorite national parks, hometown events and quirky roadside attractions linked by U.S. 89. Scenic Highway 89 traces the stories of legendary trappers, missionaries and homesteaders. Widened in the Roaring Twenties to satisfy America’s motoring enthusiasts, but bypassed by modern interstates, the 1,600 mile route from Canada to Mexico retains its back-roads charm. From Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, beauty queens to working cowboys, Ann Torrence’s stunning images and engaging text capture the enduring spirit of the west.

Writer and photographer, Ann Torrence drove over 15,000 miles to research and photograph U.S. Highway 89. Her documentary style explores the interplay of the human element and landscape; transformations of culture–what is kept, lost, and reinvented; and the iconography of the American West.

This event will be held at 12:30 PM at the Utah State Library, 250 N 1950 W Suite A, Salt Lake City, UT.
October 24 Utah State Archives Ann Torrence: U.S. Highway 89 U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks is a visual guide to seven of America’s favorite national parks, hometown events and quirky roadside attractions linked by U.S. 89. Scenic Highway 89 traces the stories of legendary trappers, missionaries and homesteaders. Widened in the Roaring Twenties to satisfy America’s motoring enthusiasts, but bypassed by modern interstates, the 1,600 mile route from Canada to Mexico retains its back-roads charm. From Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, beauty queens to working cowboys, Ann Torrence’s stunning images and engaging text capture the enduring spirit of the west.

Writer and photographer, Ann Torrence drove over 15,000 miles to research and photograph U.S. Highway 89. Her documentary style explores the interplay of the human element and landscape; transformations of culture–what is kept, lost, and reinvented; and the iconography of the American West.

Following Ann's remarks, staff of the Utah State Archives will provide a public demonstration of the new Highway 89 Digital Collections online initiative. This project is designed to gather and document the prized historical collections from various institutions throughout the region, all of which detail the important history that has happened along Highway 89.

This event will be held at noon in the State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room, 346 South Rio Grande (450 West), Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106.
October 24 L. Tom Perry Special Collections (BYU) Calligraphy Activity L. Tom Perry Special Collections is sponsoring a calligraphy activity on October 24th from 2:00-3:00. The hands on activity will be taught by Nancy Nay. For more information contact Special Collections at: http://sites.lib.byu.edu/sc/
October 25 Utah Valley University Library's George Sutherland Archives Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIMA) Fall Caucus Utah Valley University Library's George Sutherland Archives will be hosting the annual Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIMA) Fall Caucus on Friday, October 25, in the UVU Library's LI 120 (the Auditorium)from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The program schedule is as follows:

9:30-10:15 – “Update on Changing National Standards ” (Corey Nimer & J. Gordon Daines III)
10:30-11:15 – “Stepping towards a Western Archives Network” (Daniel Davis & Betsy Welland)
11:30-1:00 – Lunch sponsored by Metal Edge and UVU – Speaker, Daniel Davis (Utah State University)
1:00-1:45 – “Update on the Highway 89 digital project” (Clint Pumphrey & Paula Mitchell)
2:00-2:45 – “How to turn your archival project into a published JWA article!” (J. Gordon Daines III)

Admission is free, but all those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP.

Contact Catherine McIntyre at 801 863-8821 or mcintyca@uvu.edu after October 7 for directions or parking information.
October 28 Utah State Archives Robert Keiter: To Conserve Unimpaired When the national park system was first established in 1916, the goal "to conserve unimpaired" seemed straightforward. But Robert Keiter argues that parks have always served a variety of competing purposes, from wildlife protection and scientific discovery to tourism and commercial development. In this trenchant analysis, he explains how parks must be managed more effectively to meet increasing demands in the face of climate, environmental, and demographic changes.

Ultimately, Keiter demonstrates that parks cannot be treated as special islands, but must be managed as the critical cores of larger ecosystems. Only when the National Park Service works with surrounding areas can the parks meet critical habitat, large-scale connectivity, clean air and water needs, and also provide sanctuaries where people can experience nature. Today's mandate must remain to conserve unimpaired—but Keiter shows how the national park idea can and must go much farther.

This event will be held at noon in the State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room, 346 South Rio Grande (450 West), Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106
November 2 Southern Utah University Library Gala The 5th annual Library Gala will be held at the Sherrat Library, Southern Utah University from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Come celebrate as we spotlight the business in the community. Additional information contact: Paula Mitchell, mitchell_p@suu.edu, 435-586-7976

Submit Your Event. For questions contact Jim Kichas. Maintained by Utah State Archives and Records Service.

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