Come explore 50 stories from the history of Weber County to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Collections. Learn about the Bagley train wreck, 3 O'Clock High, the Rocky Mountain Carnival and the Friendly Club. On October 5th at 7 p.m., Dr. Pepper Glass, Associate Professor of Sociology, will discuss his book "Misplacing Ogden" inContinue reading "50 Stories for 50 Years Exhibit"
The book Feed My Sheep: The Life of Alberta Henry, chronicles the life of local civil rights advocate and community leader Alberta Henry. In this virtual discussion, author Colleen Whitley will discuss her work in authoring Henry’s biography. Dr. France Davis, retired Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Betsey Welland, Senior Archivist in Special Collections, willContinue reading "Feed My Sheep: The Life of Alberta Henry – Live Discussion"
The UMFA invites you to a three-part virtual lunchtime series featuring lightning talks with University of Utah researchers working with art and archives from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections. This session will feature: Ana Carolina Antunes, Utah Immigration Stories: Connecting Past to Present through Art and Photography AdrianContinue reading "Teaching and Researching with the Collections"
Presented by Connell O'Donovan, a local professional genealogist and Queer Utah historian extraordinaire, this presentation has everything! Native American Two Spirits, Queer fur-trappers, cross-dressing Mormon pioneers, a Lesbian boarding house, dozens of drag queens, an out transgender woman from 1910, a famous Black Bisexual author, plus so much more! Presented by the SLCC Gender &Continue reading "Queering Utah History: An Historical Overview of LGBTQ+ People in Utah Before Stonewall"
There are many types of societies that dedicate their resources to the preservation of materials especially helpful to genealogists. Many of these collections are unique and not available elsewhere. Explore some of the resources held by genealogical, ethnic, and other historical societies of the Mid-Atlantic region. Presented by the Family History Library. To register goContinue reading "A Glimpse into the Societies of the Mid-Atlantic States"
Join us for a special virtual brown bag lunch presentation! Val Holley will speak about how Senator Frank J. Cannon's personality and worldview gradually revealed themselves--through his handwriting and grammar in archival collections--during the years Holley researched and wrote his biography of Cannon. Val Holley's Frank J. Cannon: Saint, Senator, Scoundrel recently won the UtahContinue reading "No Need for a Séance: 21st Century Conversations with Frank J. Cannon"
Dr. Laurie Maffly-Kipp will present as part of the USU University Libraries’ Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture series. Maffly-Kipp’s lecture will discuss how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pamphlets, books and other church materials circulated in West Africa two decades before official missionary work began, leading to a unique “native” Mormonism.Continue reading "A Marvelous Work: Reading Mormonism in West Africa"
The Sema Hadithi African American Heritage and Culture Foundation and the Utah Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society are excited to announce this year’s Day of Remembrance Celebration and Black History Conference. The events will take place on October 8-9, hosted by the University of Utah Black Cultural Center and the Fort DouglasContinue reading "Day of Remembrance Celebration and Black History Conference"
Join us on Indigenous Peoples Day to honor and remember the histories of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone. The evening will feature a Q&A conversation with Darren Parry. Darren Parry is the former chairman of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation. He is the driving force behind the proposed Northwest Band of the ShoshoneContinue reading "The Bear River Massacre with Darren Parry"
The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a free, online, genealogical guide that helps you find ancestors from around the world. Learn how to effectively navigate and use the Wiki to find websites, databases, records, and research strategies. Presented by Family History Library. To register go to https://bit.ly/36D49CJ
Hear Cynthia May Sheikholeslam Online in NHMU's fall series: Stories from Egypt. Collections of love songs are known from several New Kingdom papyri discovered in the village of Deir el-Medina at Thebes (Luxor). Probably connected to festivals for the goddess of love, Hathor, the songs employ imagery drawn from the environment (such as the sycamoreContinue reading "Talking Trees: Love Songs from Ancient Egypt"
Utah's desert sands have buried incredible stories - now it's time to uncover what has been lost. Hustling and bustling to starkly quiet, the life of one of Utah's largest railroad towns of the 1870s-1890s remains part of the historical and archaeological record. Archaeologists with the Utah State Historic Preservation Office and the Bureau ofContinue reading "Terrace Utah, Population 0"