Exhibits (75 total)

USU Exhibits

Books of Devotion: A Tour of the Hours at Utah State University

Housed in Utah State University’s Special Collections and Archives are two rare medieval manuscripts and an early printed book, all of which cary the same name: the Book of Hours. Created over the course of nearly four centuries in the med...


Brigham Young College

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  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) chartered Brigham Young College (BYC) on August 6, 1877. Classes first met on September 9, 1878 in a rented space inside Lindquist Hall on the corner of 200 North and 100 East in Logan. ...


Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Merrill-Cazier Library

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The Merrill-Cazier Library opened on the campus of Utah State University on September 19, 2005. This digital exhibit was created as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Merrill-Cazier Library. It is a chance to look...


Dolph Andrus's Monumental Highway Expeditions

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Monument Valley, with its skyward-reaching red rock monuments, has long been symbolic of the rugged deserts of the American West; however, before Western films, television shows, and commercials established its fame, Monument Valley was virtually i...

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Extension, Enterprise, and Education: The Legacy of Co-operatives and Cooperation in Utah

Co-operatives are voluntary associations jointly-owned and operated for the benefit of those using their services. While the Co-operative Movement was a worldwide phenomena in the 1800s, it was particularly strong and pervasive early on in Utah. Ni...


Historical Photograph Meme Contest

  For Utah State University’s Historical Photograph Meme Contest, students use digitized historical images from Special Collections and Archives, along with the big white block letters often associated with Internet memes, to humorously...


Historical Postcards of Utah

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"...Postcards open countless windows onto a broader collective past. An individual card makes a specific historical moment come alive in a vividly intimate way, whether it be the smartly clad figures in an illustrated advertisement...or a spectacul...

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Isaac Sorensen and the Sorensen Family

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The Sorensen Family Cache Valley, Utah has one of the most fascinating stories in western American history. Within its wonderful mountainous landscape in Northern Utah, there is a narrative that must be told. Northern Utah has provided a wonderful...

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Jack London at Utah State University

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Utah State University's Special Collections and Archives, a division of the Merrill-Cazier Library, houses one of the world’s largest archival collections from Jack London, legendary author of classic adventure novels like Call of the Wild an...


Latino Voices

Cache Valley Utah is home to a rich Latino/a population whose voices are often underrepresented in local repositories. To rectify this, in 2007 Utah State University Special Collections and Archives directed an effort to collect the voices of 45 La...

Memento Mori: The Art of Death and Mourning

  Memento Mori, “remember that you will die,” expresses the inevitability of death. No matter how good of a life you lead, nor how famous or rich you become, death always awaits. With the dawn of Christianity in the West, the symbol...

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Regreening of Cache Valley

Cache Valley was settled by Mormon pioneers in the early 1860s.  When they arrived in the area they found rich soil, clear running streams, wild game, and abundant lumber and grazing resources.  From 1860–1900, in their ef...


Rhyolite, Graveyard of Dreams

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    The following exhibit tells the story of Aurora and Rhyolite, both gold towns that became ghost towns in Nevada. This exhibit is made up of the Death Valley Collection found in the Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library Specia...


San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Snapshots

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The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 is one of the most famous in well documented disasters of the early twentieth century. During the quake and fire that followed more than 3,000 people died and over half of the city's population was left homeless...


Student Exhibits

ENGL 4360, Spring 2017: Studies in Film

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Welcome to Childhood, Identity, and Coming of Age in Film! This exhibition was created by students in Dr. Mattie Burkert's spring 2017 Studies in Film course at Utah State University. Enter Student Created Exhibits Credits:  Maddie A...

HIST 3250, Spring 2015: The Renaissance in Europe

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In the 2015 spring semester, students in the History of Renaissance Europe class (HIST 3250) undertook a non-traditional research project to use archival materials to create their own digital exhibits. These exhibits showcase unique Renaissance-era...

HIST 3770, Spring 2016: Nuclear West

The Cold War marked a time of concern for, and intense focus on, America’s relationship to nuclear topics. This exhibit, curated by the students of the Spring 2016 History 3770 class, and overseen by Dr. Victoria Grieve, focuses on issues rel...

HIST 3770, Spring 2017: Post World War II Domesticity

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In the decades after World War II, Americans focused on their homes and families as never before. Marriage and birth rates -- across race and class lines -- rose to a 20th century high. Everything from popular culture, leisure activities, marital a...

HONR Think Tank, Spring 2016: Food in Cache Valley

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These exhibits were created by students in a three-part Honors “Think Tank” offering that explored the themes of agriculture, food, and land through science and social sciences. Students enrolled in one of three sections—Engineeri...

SPAN 3040, Fall 2015: Adventures in Spanish Poetry and Grammar

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In Fall 2015, Joshua Thoms offered an Advanced Spanish Grammar course which required a research project. The goals of the group project were for students to: familiarize themselves with a Spanish literary genre; analyze text(s); interview an author...

Voices: Burmese Muslims in Cache Valley, Utah

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Voices: Refugees in Cache Valley In May 2015, Utah State University’s Fife Folklore Archives, Folklore Program, and The American Folklife Center  at the Library of Congress with help from the Burmese Muslim community...

Voices: Eritrean Refugees in Cache Valley, Utah

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Voices: Refugees in Cache Valley In May 2015, Utah State University’s Fife Folklore Archives, Folklore Program, and The American Folklife Center  at the Library of Congress with help from the Eritrean community hosted a Field ...

Voices: Karen Refugees in Cache Valley, Utah

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In May 2015, Utah State University’s Fife Folklore Archives, Folklore Program, and The American Folklife Center  at the Library of Congress with help from the Karen community hosted a Field School for Cultural Documen...