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October: Archives Month (Utah and LDS History)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - September 28, 2011

Utah Institutions Celebrate October as Utah Archives Month

All events free and open to the public

For further information, see contact information at the end of this post

EVENTS

Friday, September 30

12 noon – 9 p.m.
LDS Church History Library
15 East North Temple

“Treasures of the Collection”

Displays featuring artifacts related to the history of the Relief Society.

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Saturday, October 1

12 noon – 2 p.m.
LDS Church History Library
15 East North Temple

“Treasures of the Collection”

Displays featuring artifacts related to the history of the Relief Society.

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Saturday, October 1 through Monday, October 31

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Magna Public Library
2675 South 8950 West

Historic photographs of Magna’s Main Street in the 1930s.

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Friday, October 7

12 noon – 1 p.m.
Courtyard Meeting Room, Utah State Archives
346 S. Rio Grande Street

“The Tall and Short Man”

Archivist Alan Barnett shares the fascinating story of extortion letters found in the Utah State Archives, from an Ogden City Police Department investigation. These letters talk about the self-proclaimed “Tall and short Man” who attempted to extort money from the Eccles family in the early 20th century.

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Thursday, October 13

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Main Floor Auditorium, Church Office Building
50 East North Temple

“Patty Bartlett Sessions: Mormon Midwife”

Donna Toland Smart discusses Mormon midwife Patty Bartlett Sessions. Unexpectedly having to assist in a birth, she was later told by the local doctor that “she must attend to that business, not to have any fear, for she would prosper in it.” Her skill in delivering babies would become critical to the well-being of fellow members of the Church.

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Friday, October 14

12 noon – 1 p.m.
Courtyard Meeting Room, Utah State Archives
346 S. Rio Grande Street

“When the White House Came to Zion”

Ron Fox discusses his latest book, co-authored with Mike Winder.  This photographic history features the stories behind the events that brought American presidents to Utah.

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Tuesday, October 18

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Stewart Library, Weber State University
Ogden, Utah

“Treasures Brought to Light”

Val Holley discusses the history of Ogden’s 25th Street.

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Friday, October 21

12 noon – 1 p.m.
Courtyard Meeting Room, Utah State Archives
346 S. Rio Grande Street

“The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-1858”

Will Bagley discusses his latest book, co-authored with David Bigler, about the Utah War.

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Friday, October 28

12 noon – 1 p.m.
Courtyard Meeting Room, Utah State Archives
346 S. Rio Grande Street

“Building the Utah Law Enforcement Historical Record Collection”

Robert Kirby, former police officer as well as Salt Lake Tribune columnist, discusses the developing Utah Law Enforcement Collection, with the goal of preserving the records, artifacts, and stories of enduring value from members of Utah’s law enforcement community.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Utah State Archives and Records Service
Website

Weber State University
Website

LDS Church History Library
Website

Salt Lake County Archives
Website



1 Comment »

  1. That is a great schedule! Thanks for the information.

    Comment by Jeff Johnson — September 28, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

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