Exhibits (83 total)

USU Exhibits

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

Ryholite Graveyard of Dreams
    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...


St. Anne's Retreat

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Legendary St. Anne’s Retreat in Logan Canyon has been the source of a contemporary oral tradition and legend-tripping for the last fifty years.  Local legends tell of a haunted place with stories laced in ancient themes telling of nuns a...


The Broadcasting Bullens: One Family's Contribution to Cache Valley Newspaper, Radio, and Television

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Since the first local newspaper slid off the printing press in 1879[i], Cache Valley residents have relied heavily on evolving forms of media for news and entertainment. This progression of newspaper, radio, and television outlets depended largely ...


UAC Commencement Programs

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During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862, which provided the means for establishing new colleges in each state or territory. These schools were intended to promote higher education and practi...

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Utah Brews: The Untapped Story of Ogden's Becker Brewing and Malting Company

Beer is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Utah. That could be because 60 percent of the state’s population are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which teaches its membership to abst...


Women of Caliber, Women of Cache Valley

  “O what a beautifull valley.” -Mary Ann Weston Maughan In July 1856, six men explored Cache Valley in search of an area to locate a group of settlers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brigham Young then ins...


Year of Water

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Just as water is often referred to as the life’s blood of Utah, so too has it been the life’s work of many at USU. Particularly as it related to the science of irrigation, water became of foremost importance when the territory establish...


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, Fall 2017: History of Renaissance Europe

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Renaissance in Europe saw a rapid increase in the study of the human body, natural sciences and astronomy. This exhibit looks at primary sources from the period of the Renaissance and afterward showing how that period looked back to ancient sources...

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

HONR Think Tank Spring 2016
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...

In Search of America: One Barbershop at a Time

This exhibit shows the highlights of a personal odyssey exploring Main Street Barbershops across America.  It also upholds the concept that the Main Street Barbershop is an important mainstay, a perpetual community connecting point, a desired ...

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...