Government Explorers

As the United States continued to expand westward, government explorers came to survey and report on the geography of the West, including what would later become Utah Territory.

Downtown Salt Lake during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games

Video describing the flooding in winter 1982/spring 1983

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S.L.C. – State Street

Street-level view: flooding on State Street / referred to at that time as “State Street River”, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1983. Image shows flooding on State Street / a.k.a. City Creek flood.

End to segregation in South Africa

Image of signs, protests and displays put together by the SAA group on the University of Utah campus during political activity of the worldwide community to put an end to segregation in South Africa.

Automobile adapted by students Roger Billings and Dennis Larsen to run on hydrogen, May 18, 1972

On May 18, 1972, BYU students Roger Billings (wearing tie) and Dennis Larsen (right) adapted an automobile to run on hydrogen and demonstrated it on a campus parking lot. That year they won the clean-air contest of the National Urban Vehicle Design Competition in Detroit, far exceeding federal standards.

Driver Education

Black and white photograph of a driver’s education class at Utah Trade Technical Institute at Provo. There are several students seated at the Aetna Drivotrainer modules. The instructor is Lynn Asay, standing in the background next to a student in the front of the classroom.

World War II Women Workers

Women workers during World War II. Salt Lake Tribune.

USS Salt Lake City Video of USS Salt Lake City

Memorial address, Dec. 3, 1944, Topaz Relocation Center

Memorial address given December 3, 1944 by Masaru Narahara for 10 Japanese American soldiers who died in action. Narahara, chairman of the Community Council at the Topaz Relocation Center where the address was given, paid honor to the memory of 10 soldiers who had lived as residents of the Center prior to enlisting. “We honor … Continue reading Memorial address, Dec. 3, 1944, Topaz Relocation Center