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National Register Nominations | April 2014

In April 2014, the Board of State History, for the Utah Division of State History, will review five (5) nominations to the National Register. These nominations are:

The Board of State History meets on April 17, 2014. These meetings are public. To view or print the meeting agenda, please visit the Board of State History.

April 17, 2014

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AGENDA

BOARD OF STATE HISTORY MEETING

Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:00 Noon – 4:00pm

Rio Grande Depot, Board Room, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Noon Working Lunch for Board members, hosted by State History
1:00 p.m. Board Meeting Begins
Welcome – Michael Homer
Legislative Update and National History Day – Julie Fisher, Wendy Rex-Atzet
ACTION ITEMS:

  1. Approval of the January 16, 2014 Minutes – Michael Homer
  2. National Register Nominations – Cory Jensen, Lori Hunsaker, Chris Merritt
    a) Brooks Arcade Removal Request
    b) International Peace Gardens
    c) St. Christopher’s Episcopal Mission (additional documentation)
    d) David and Evinda Madsen House
    e) Tie Cutting Industry of the North Slope of the Uinta Mountains, Utah (1867-1940s)
    Multiple Property Documentation Form
    f) Doggy Door Tie Cutter Cabin
    g) Nine Mile Canyon (for comment only)
  3. Administrative Rules – Alycia Aldrich
    a) Procedures for Emergency Meetings
    b) Procedures for Electronic Meetings
  4. Deaccession of the Guilaume Seignac Painting – Doug Misner
  5. John William James Family Charitable Bequest Policy Update – Doug Misner
  6. Fellows and Honorary Life Members Proposed Revisions – Brad Westwood
DISCUSSION ITEMS:

  1. State History Quarterly Program Accomplishments – Brad Westwood
  2. 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference, Sept. 25-27th – Brad Westwood
  3. Board Appointments – Mike Homer
  4. Senior State Historian Position (Digital Editor) and Associate Director Position – Brad Westwood
OTHER BUSINESS
4:00pm ADJOURN
 NEXT MEETING  July 17, 2014
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Utah Archaeology Week 2014

During Utah Archaeology Week you can learn about Utah’s past and have fun while doing it.

Statewide events include:

  • Open house at the Rio Grande Depot with educational activities for kids
  • Annual poster contest
  • Lectures and paper presentations
  • Tours of archaeological sites

62nd Annual State History Conference | Sept 25-27, 2014

The dates for the 62nd Annual State History Conference have been set. Mark your calendars now so you can attend.

When: September 25th – September 27th, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah @ The City Library and The Leonardo

Technology has helped people live and thrive in Utah for over 12,000 years. In order to understand and remember the development of technology in Utah, this year’s Utah State History conference will focus on Utah Technology through Time.

The conference will be tentatively organized into three tracks:
• The emergence of Utah’s high tech industry, 1950s–present
• Utah industry, technology, and enterprise in the 19th and 20th centuries
• Prehistoric technology in the region of Utah

Have a proposal you’d like to submit for consideration? Submit your proposal here!

Nominate someone for a Utah State History Award.

Submit a paper for the Helen Z. Papanikolas Award for the Best Student Paper on Utah Women’s History.


Helen Z. Papanikolas Award for Best Student Paper on Utah Women’s History

Utah State History sponsors the Papanikolas Award to encourage new scholarly research in the area of Utah women’s history at colleges and universities.  The award is named for Helen Z. Papanikolas (1917-2004), a former member of the Utah State Board of History who was most noted for her research and writing on Utah and ethnic history, but also wrote fiction, as well as women’s history.

Submission Guidelines

  • Papers must address some historical aspect of women’s lives in Utah.
  • The author must be enrolled at a college or university.
  • Papers need not be published.
  • Papers should include original research that includes primary sources.  The paper must be footnoted.
  • Papers must be received by June 1, 2014.
  • Please call or E-mail us on June 1, 2014 if you have not heard directly from us that we received your paper.

The winner receives a monetary award as well as being honored at Utah State History’s annual meeting held September 25-27, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Submit papers to:

Linda Thatcher
(801) 534-0911
thatcher0911@msn.com

2014 Utah State History Awards

Utah State History’s annual awards recognize individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to history, prehistory or historic preservation in the state of Utah. Whether these efforts on behalf of the past are quiet or prominent, they benefit the state’s citizens in tangible and intangible ways. Utah State History therefore invites nominations of persons or organizations who have given extraordinary service or completed outstanding projects.

All projects must be completed within the past two years prior to nomination. Organizational nominations should include description of organization, mission, and programs. Documentation should accompany the form and should include a minimum of two letters of support, photos of project, exhibits, or visual arts, or copies of articles, books, videos, or scripts.

Nominations are due by May 30, 2014. All award applications and documentation will be reviewed by State History staff. Management team will send summary and recommendations to the Board of State History for final selection of award winners. Awards will be presented at the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference, to be held September 25-27, 2014.

Call for Papers and Session Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference, Utah Technology Through Time 

Technology has helped people live and thrive in Utah for over 12,000 years. In order to understand and remember the development of technology in Utah, this year’s Utah State History conference will focus on Utah Technology through Time.

The conference will be tentatively organized into three tracks:

  • The emergence of Utah’s high tech industry, 1950s–present
  • Utah industry, technology, and enterprise in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Prehistoric technology in the region of Utah

Utah State History invites the public, scholars, students, and organizations to submit presentation proposals for conference sessions to be held on September 26 at The Leonardo, Utah’s Science and Technology Museum.  In addition, some sessions may be posted online. Individuals and organizations may address any topic relating to Utah history.  However, priority will be given to proposals that explore the many facets of technological innovation throughout Utah’s human past. Proposals can include papers, podcasts, presentations, panels or sessions.

Proposals should be submitted by April 22, 2014. Each proposal must include:

  • A one-page (300-word limit) abstract detailing the presentation or session and its significance
  • Bio for each participant (100-word limit)
  • Audio-visual requirements
  • Your permission, if selected, for media interviews, session audio/visual recordings, and electronic sessions or podcasts during or in advance of the conference.  The Division of State History will use these recording in its effort to meet its history- related mission.
  • Contact information of the presenter(s)