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.

Partner Spotlight: Southern Utah University

Featured Collection: Dixie National Forest (UT) Photographs This week in our Partner Spotlight, we will be highlighting our partners at Southern Utah University, Sherratt Library as well as U.S. Forest Service, who provides all the photographs of this collection. One of the many interesting collections they supply is the Dixie National Forest Photographs, which include … Continue reading Partner Spotlight: Southern Utah University

New Collections Showcase Content on Pandemics, Voting Rights

While many new collections have joined MWDL in 2020, we’re going to highlight four in this post. Three pertain to pandemics both past and present, and the fourth to the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. These are all wonderful examples of MWDL partners using digital libraries to document present history, aggregating existing collections to provide … Continue reading New Collections Showcase Content on Pandemics, Voting Rights

Analytics: Users find MWDL in all sorts of ways!

Happy Autumn 2020! We previously looked at where MWDL users are located and learned MWDL has global reach. But have you ever wondered how all those users find MWDL in the first place? We recently looked at traffic acquisition from June through mid-September and have some interesting trends to share. Google Analytics segments traffic into … Continue reading Analytics: Users find MWDL in all sorts of ways!

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.