Volume 12, Issue 1
Utah Valley University
By Michael Freeman, Library Director
The George Sutherland Archives, and archives in general, remain important for a number of reasons. Firstly, the Archives is the collective memory and history of the university. Therefore, we beg you not to throw away anything of historic significance, but call and donate the material to the Archives. Secondly, the Archives digitizes and attaches searchable metadata (data about the material and its contents) in order to make it readily accessible online. Material is uploaded into the Mountain West Digital Library (www.mwdl.org) and eventually the Digital Public Library of America (http://dp.la) to make it more visible. Thirdly, the Archives is an active creator of intellectual content. We partner with faculty on projects such as the oral history collections of peace activists, veterans, women in Utah history, and the digitization of original wax cylinder music and speeches.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
WHAT’S AN ARCHIVES FOR?
Scholars’ Open Archive
Student Newspapers Online
Archives Collection Policy
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Reference Hours Extended
Students will now be able to get research help from a librarian until 6:00 PM on Fridays.
Fall Break Hours
The Library will offer limited hours between October 10 and 12. We will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Normal hours will resume October 14.
The Library will be closed November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. On November 27 and 30, we will be open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Soliciting new archival collections and materials, digitization, maintaining institutional repository
Master of Library Science, Brigham Young University
Bachelor of History, University of Utah
Catherine can be reached by phone at x8821 or by email at email@example.com. You can also visit her in her office (LI 302b) in the George Sutherland Archives suite.
LIBRARIAN SPOTLIGHT: CATHERINE MCINTYRE
NEW STREAMING VIDEO DATABASE
Films on Demand contains thousands of videos created by Films in the Humanities, Cambridge Educational, and other educators.
Videos can be streamed any time, day or night, via our complete list of databases (www.uvu.edu/library/libsearch/alldatabases.html). 3
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OF INTEREST IN THE ARCHIVES
By Aimee Bastarache, Assistant Archivist
“Archives” is a word that can make you think of dull, dusty books locked away in some storage room, out of sight and out of mind. But that could not be further from the truth. While it is true that we keep our items locked up, it is not because we don’t want them to be used. It is only because they are unique and irreplaceable. In reality, we are all about access, access, access! We not only want these things looked at and used, it is the whole reason we are here. We save and safeguard these historic items solely for review and use of those who can learn from and enjoy them.
We have so many kinds of materials it is hard to list them all, so I will share a few of particular interest. Some of the things we have collected include grade books from the 1940s through the 1960s; photographs of the campus and students from the 1940s all the way up to the present; yearbooks; video clips of campus activities; oral history interviews (video, audio, and transcription) of faculty, staff, and others connected with the university; records and correspondence from every president of the university; materials from retired faculty and staff, departments, and building dedications; and so much more.
Along with campus-related materials, we also have a wide variety of additional materials from individuals connected with the university or with Utah Valley and the surrounding area that may be surprising to some. Some of these amazing materials include oral history interviews with peace activists from all over Utah; war veterans from WWII, Vietnam, and Iraq; maps of coal mines in Utah; land deeds; panoramic, ambrotype, and tintype photographs; a first edition of The Book of Mormon; a uniform from a Geneva Steel worker; nineteenth century logs and journals from the Salt Lake County court and the Territorial Asylum. We also have artifacts from China, Tonga, Korea, Egypt, Peru, and various other locations. These artifacts include a Peruvian burial mask, Egyptian and Maori jade carvings, bamboo samurai armor and replica swords, opium boxes, and more.
We strongly encourage you to stop by and take a look at any materials that interest you, and discuss the ways they can help with your research or your curriculum. You can also browse our collections online at www.uvu.edu/library/archives and http://sutherlandarchives.omeka.net. You can also follow us at www.facebook.com/sutherlandarchives and www.twitter.com/uvuarchives. We hope to see you soon!
From the Sutherland Archives SCHOLARS’ OPEN ARCHIVE
By Lesli Baker, Assistant Director—Public Services
Are you looking for a way to share your research? The Library offers Scholars’ Open Archive to any faculty or staff member as an open access research showcase. This is a great way to share materials from works in process to previously published pieces and everything in between.
An individual site is easy to create, customize, and manage. It is entirely up to you! To get started, go to UVU’s Scholars’ Open Archive site at http://works.bepress.com/uvu and click on “My Account” to sign up. Once your account is created, you can build your site by adding contact information and a photo. You will be able to include materials in a variety of formats including audio, video, and PowerPoint. Articles under copyright can easily be linked to on the publisher’s site.
All items are searchable from Google and other common search engines, allowing greater visibility for both you and UVU. You will receive monthly reports showing which items have been viewed and downloaded, as well as other helpful statistics.
For help or more information, contact Catherine McIntyre at x8821 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.uvu.edu/library/openarchive.html.
LIBRARIAN SPOTLIGHT: TIM ROWLEY
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Engineering, construction, automotive technology, facilities management, automation and robotics, HVAC technology
Master of Library and Information Science, Bachelor of Arts in English, Brigham Young University
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By Catherine McIntyre, Archivist
Thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant and the Utah State Library, the George Sutherland Archives was able to digitize the run of UVU’s student newspapers, from 1966 through 2012. This new collection, which is full text and searchable, adds to the growing number of resources that document the history of this institution. In the past several years, I have been asked questions about the history of UVU that could have been quickly answered with this resource but instead took days of searching. As UVU approaches its 75th year, this collection will prove to be even more helpful as a research tool.
The student newspaper for Utah Valley University has been published under many different names. The UTTI Scope is the earliest title we have found to date, and the single issue digitized was published on December 1, 1966. (The name of the school at that time was Utah Trade and Technical Institute, or UTTI.) Tradewinds became the title of the student newspaper when the school changed names to Utah Technical College at Provo, and ran from December 14, 1971 to November 15, 1984.
The next run of the student paper was called Tradewinds: The Press, from November 1984 to January 1985. The title changed again to the UTC Press, which ran until June 1987.
With the move to community college status, the title of the student newspaper changed to the UVCC College Times. This title lasted from September 28, 1987 until June 23, 1993. As Utah Valley State College, the school paper changed titles to the UVSC College Times.
The latest change came in June of 2008, when the school achieved university status as Utah Valley University. The student newspaper now has a title that reflects that status—the UVU Review.
The collection can be found at http://contentdm.uvu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/trades and is free for anyone to use!
UVU’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER NOW ONLINE
UVU LIBRARY BY THE NUMBERS
The Sutherland Archives currently holds nearly 2,000 books, photographs, documents, artifacts, and other items in its physical collection.
From Tradewinds, November 4, 1977. George Sutherland Archives. 6
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USING ARCHIVAL MATERIALS FOR ENGAGED LEARNING
By Annie Smith, Reference/Instruction Librarian
Letters, photographs, oral history interviews, and other primary sources can be powerful resources for student learning. They allow students to make contact with the past in a way that textbooks can’t. Here are some ways that you can incorporate archival material into your classroom:
Using the student newspaper archive, have students trace the development of how the University has addressed challenges such as parking, student diversity, engaged learning, tuition, and others.
Have students select an artifact from the Sutherland Archives and research its history and meaning. Our collection currently holds opium holders, samurai swords, and a steel worker uniform, so the results should be very interesting.
Have students select an image from our photograph collections as the starting point for a research project on local, technological, or social history.
Ask students to analyze the advertisements in the newspaper collections. How do they reflect changes in advertising, gender politics, or popular culture?
Using our oral history collections as a model, have student create their own oral histories of fellow students, friends, or family. The theme or subject possibilities are endless.
Using materials from our nineteenth century materials (letters, photos, diaries, maps, and so on), have students create short documentaries about Utah’s pioneer period.
If you would like to include materials from the George Sutherland Archives in your classroom, please contact Catherine McIntyre at x8821 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance notice can help us make sure materials are available when needed and ensure that materials are safely handled.
Undated photograph of State Street, Orem. From the George Sutherland Archives.
Undated photograph of Geneva Steel Plant. From the George Sutherland Archives. By Catherine McIntyre, Archivist
We welcome donations of manuscripts, photographs, rare books, or memorabilia that fit within our current collection policy, which focuses on:
The history and ongoing development of Utah Valley University
The intellectual output and scholarly work of UVU faculty, students, and staff
The history of local cities and towns, including Orem, Lindon, and Vineyard
Utah County history
General Utah history
Our collecting scope for UVU’s history is wide. Anything that supports and reflects the ongoing growth and scholarly development of the school is of vital importance. This includes administrative and faculty senate papers; departmental publications (such as Crescat Scientia, Touchstones, Journal of Business Inquiry); department and committee meeting agendas, minutes, and notes; faculty manuscripts and publications; faculty-driven oral history projects; and student projects that have gone through a faculty review process.
We accept donations of digital items, or we can digitize items you wish to retain physically, for use in our Digital Collections (www.uvu.edu/library/archives/digitalcollections.html).
We have digitized a number of departmental publications, as well as undergraduate student theses from Integrated Studies, Honors, and History, and Master’s theses from graduate students in Education and Nursing. We’re also adding oral history projects to our digital repository—all of them guided by faculty and staff of UVU. Further, we would love to digitize and make available online the student posters and projects from the Undergraduate Research programs NCUR, UCUR, and SURF. If you are interested in donating faculty projects, student projects or theses, or in partnering with us on a project, contact us!
We hope each of you will consider contributing materials to the George Sutherland Archives to help preserve the history of UVU and the area, and to enrich the quality and ensure the availability of important primary source materials for research! If you are interested in donating, please contact us to discuss the items you wish to donate. I can be reached by phone at x8821 or by email at email@example.com.
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GEORGE SUTHERLAND ARCHIVES COLLECTION POLICY
Drivers’ education, 1965. From the George Sutherland Archives. THE LIBRARY CONNECTION
The Library Connection shares information regarding the services, programs, and materials available to the faculty, staff, and students of Utah Valley University.
The Library Connection is published twice a year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. New editions are announced in UVLink and UVAnnounce. Current and past issues are available from the UVU Library’s web site.
For comments and suggestions, contact Lesli Baker, Assistant Director-Public Services, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (863-8286).
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