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A display of items on the state of utah


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A display of items on the state of utah

  1. 1. A display of items on the state of Utah Prepared for the Salt Lake Chamber September 30, 2015 Members Room Thomas Jefferson Building Library of Congress
  2. 2. Page 2 of 16 Geography & Maps Division Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. This Sanborn map from 1889 shows Temple Square, which is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Temple Square is home to Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, and Salt Lake Assembly Hall. Mormon Temple Salt Lake City, by West Coast Art Co. Aerial view of Salt Lake City from 1910. Shows Salt Lake Temple and the Tabernacle. Available online at: Bird’s eye view of Salt Lake City. Utah Territory 1870, By Chicago Lithographing Co. Available online at: Route of the Mormon pioneers from Nauvoo to Great Salt Lake, Feb’y 1846 — July 1847. Pictorial map that shows journey of Brigham Young and his followers from their settlement in Nauvoo, Illinois to Great Salt Lake in Utah. Available online at: Post Route Map of the State of Utah Showing post offices with the intermediate distances on mail routes in operation on the 1st of December, 1898. Published by order of Postmaster General Charles Emory under the direction of A. Von Haake, topographer P.O. Dept.
  3. 3. Page 3 of 16 Manuscript Division George Y. Bradley Diary Bradley was a member of the first John Wesley Powell expedition to the western regions which traveled down the Green and Colorado rivers. Entry from July 16, 1869, when the expedition reached the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. William Lee Photographs of Salt Lake City Unique photographs of a U.S. Army expedition which traveled to Utah in 1858-1859, including images of the Temple and Brigham Young’s residence in Salt Lake City. From the Lee-Palfrey families papers collection. William Howard Taft Papers Letter of April 22, 1908, from the Women’s American Club of Utah to William Howard Taft requesting information about Taft’s views on suffrage. Theodore Roosevelt Papers Letter of October 8, 1914, by Wesley K. Wallace to Roosevelt, describing political conditions in Utah. Clark W. Thompson Papers Correspondence written by Thompson to his brother describing his overland trip to Californian in 1850. The entry for July 4, 1850, describes the trip soon after departing from Salt Lake City. Theodore Roosevelt Papers Letter dated July 25, 1901, from Elks Club of Salt Lake City, inviting TR to carnival and street fair. Abraham Lincoln Papers Salt Lake City Utah Citizens to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, March 3, 1863 enclosing a petition recommending removal of governor and judges.
  4. 4. Page 4 of 16 Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division Fox Movietone News, Volume 26, Number 61 (March 31, 1944) The University of Utah defeats Dartmouth College 42-40 for the NCAA men’s basketball championship held in Madison Square Garden. America: A Personal History of the United States. Domesticating a Wilderness (British Broadcasting Corporation, 1972). America: A Personal History of the United States was a thirteen part series written and hosted by British expatriate Alistair Cooke. A critical and commercial success, it won both a Golden Globe in the US and a BAFTA in Great Britain for best television miniseries. In this episode, Cooke explores the Mormon cultivation of the Utah desert, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the role of the American cowboy in westward expansion. A Peoples’ History of Utah. The First Utahns (University of Utah, 1987) Dean May from the University of Utah History Department hosts an informative multipart documentary about the history of Utah registered for copyright with the Library in 1987. In this episode he discusses the Fremont, Anasazi, and other ancient Native American tribes that have called Utah home.
  5. 5. Page 5 of 16 Music Division Sheet music representing Utah Utah Words and music by H. and H. Attwooll, Ogden, Utah: Utah Music Co., 1910 Back to Utah Words and music by Dorothy Alexander, Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, [1925] Come to Utah Words and music by Cora and Ralph Sheffield, Salt Lake City: Sheffield Enterprises, 1947 This Is My Utah Words and music by Warren E. Lund, Granger, Utah: Karma Music Co., 1970 Sheet music representing Salt Lake City Salt Lake City: Civic Song Words and music by Charles Frederick Stayner Published in Municipal Record, Vol. 2, No. 12, Salt Lake City: Arrow Press, 1913 Salt Lake City Words by D. T. Ryan Music by B. Cecil Gates, Salt Lake City: D. T. Ryan, 1927 Sacred music of the Latter-Day Saints The Latter-Day Saints Psalmody Composed and edited by Careless, Beesley, Daynes, Stephens, and Griggs Salt Lake City: Deseret News Co., 1889
  6. 6. Music Division, continued Page 6 of 16 Music by Senator Hatch Look for the Lord in the Mornin’ Words and music by Lowell Alexander and Orrin Hatch, Brookfield Press, 2004 Portraits of America: Celebrating Our Faith and Freedom Words and music by Orrin Hatch and Lowell Alexander, Hal Leonard Corp., 2000
  7. 7. Page 7 of 16 Prints & Photographs Division Majestic Color Views by William Henry Jackson The Detroit Photographic Company (a.k.a. Detroit Publishing Company) was launched as a photographic publishing firm in the late 1890s by Detroit businessman and publisher William A. Livingstone, Jr., and photographer and photo-publisher Edwin H. Husher. They obtained the exclusive rights to use the Swiss "Photochrom" process for converting black-and-white photographs into color images and printing them by photolithography. Late in 1897, Livingstone persuaded the accomplished American landscape photographer, William Henry Jackson, to join the firm—adding thousands of his negatives to their inventory. Over 25,000 images in the Library’s Detroit Publishing Company offer a compelling portrait of historic America. William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), Detroit Publishing Company. Ruby Castles, Canon of the Grand, Utah, 1900. Temple Square, Salt Lake City, 1899. Panoramic View of Salt Lake City, from top of Boston Block. Salt Lake City, Utah: Published by Walker Bros. Dry Goods Co., 1908. Building the Transcontinental Railroad Previously a Civil War photographer, Andrew J. Russell documented the construction of the Union Pacific Railway Company in Wyoming and Utah. Displayed are his photographs of the epic project’s completion and in F. V. Hayden’s album Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery. East Shakes Hands with West at Laying Last Rail, 1869 May 10, printed ca. 1947. Vintage copy photograph.
  8. 8. Prints & Photographs Division, continued Page 8 of 16 Building the Transcontinental Railroad, continued Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West; Containing Thirty Photographic Views along the Line of the Pacific Rail Road, from Omaha to Sacramento, Andrew Joseph Russell (1829-1902), photographer; F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer) Hayden (1829-1887), author. New York: J. Bien, 1870. 29&st=grid Colorful Glimpses of Utah at the Turn of the Century Hugely popular from the 1890s to early 1900s, photochrom prints were sold at tourist sites and through mail order catalogs to globe trotters, armchair travelers, educators, and others to preserve in albums or put on display. In their 1901 catalog, the Detroit Photographic Company described their allure as a combination of: “…the truthfulness of a photograph with the color and richness of an oil painting or the delicate tinting of the most exquisite water color.” These selected Utah views reflect some of collection’s diversity in capturing both enduring and ephemeral places including city streets and architecture, natural wonders, and recreational destinations. Detroit Photographic/Publishing Company (photographer/s unattributed). Brigham Street, Salt Lake City, 1900. The Devil's Slide, 1898. The Lion House, Salt Lake City, 1900. Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, 1900. Saltair Pavilion, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1901.
  9. 9. Prints & Photographs Division, continued Page 9 of 16 Utah in 3D First made in the 1850s, stereographs were most popular between 1870 and 1920. They consist of two nearly identical photographs or photomechanical prints, paired to produce the illusion of a single three- dimensional image, usually when viewed through a stereoscope. The stereograph images displayed here include a 1903 visit by President Theodore Roosevelt. Looking Southeast along Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1904. Underwood & Underwood. In the Capital City of the Mormons - Main Street North from Third Street South, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1906. C.L. Wasson (International Stereograph Co.). Chief Magistrates of Nation and of State - Pres. Roosevelt and Gov. Wells, of Utah, at Salt Lake, July 28, 1903. Underwood & Underwood. President Roosevelt and a Responsive Utah Audience at Ogden, July 28, 1903. Underwood & Underwood. Panorama of Zion Canyon from Observation Point, Utah, no date. Keystone View Company. Not yet digitized.
  10. 10. Page 10 of 16 Rare Book and Special Collections The Palmyra Edition The Book of Mormon; an account written by the hand of Mormon upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi. By Joseph Smith, Junior. This first edition copy of the Book of Mormon has the inscriptions: Front fly leaf: Presented by Joseph Smith to – Sidley brother of my material grandfather Chas. I Albertson. Back fly leaf: Martin Harris Joseph Smith Book of Mormon. Palmyra [N.Y.] Printed by E.B. Grandin for the author, 1830. Includes “The testimony of three witnesses” and “And also the testimony of eight witnesses” Web browser page view: Download PDF: The Original Copyright Record for the Book of Mormon Joseph Smith filed for a copyright for the Book of Mormon in the New York North District in 1829. Also shown is the original proposed title- page submitted by Smith in 1829. It varies considerably from the final original printing of 1830. Copyright Records. New York North District #116, September 1826 - May 1830, page 107 With: Unclassified title-page to the Book of Mormon. Book of Mormon, First European Edition The Book of Mormon. Liverpool, Eng., Printed by J. Tompkins for B. Young, H. C. Kimball and P. P. Pratt, 1841. 1st European edition
  11. 11. Rare Book and Special Collections division, continued Page 11 of 16 The Book of Mormon, Deseret Edition The Deseret alphabet was devised as an alternative to the Latin alphabet for writing the English language. It was developed during the 1850s at the University of Deseret, now the University of Utah, and was promoted by Church President Brigham Young. The name Deseret is taken from a word in the Book of Mormon and means "honeybee. It reflects the Mormon use of the beehive as a symbol of co-operative industry. Brigham Young's secretary, George D. Watt, was among the designers of the Deseret alphabet and is thought to have used the Pitman English Phonotypic Alphabet of 1847 as the model. The Mormon Church commissioned two typefaces and published four books using the Deseret alphabet. The Church-owned Deseret News also published passages of scripture using the alphabet on occasion. In addition, some historical records, diaries, and other materials were hand-written using this script, and it had limited use on coins and signs. The alphabet failed to gain wide acceptance and was not actively promoted after 1869. The Book of Mormon. New York, for the Deseret University, by Russell bros., 1869. Book of Mormon, Hawaiian Edition Book of Mormon. Ka buke a Moramona: he mooolelo i kakauia e ka lima o Moramona, maluna iho o na papa i laweia mailoko mai o na papa o Nepai ... San Francisco, Paiia G. Q. Pukuniahi, 1855. Book of Mormon in Hawaiian as translated by Josepa Samika.
  12. 12. Rare Book and Special Collections division, continued Page 12 of 16 The Pearl of Great Price The Pearl of Great Price is one of four standard works that are accepted as scripture for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In response to requests for further information about their new church, The Pearl of Great Price was first published in 1851 at Liverpool, England, by Franklin D. Richards, then president of the British Mission and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This 1851 edition of The Pearl of Great Price contains revelations, translations, and narrations of Joseph Smith. The volume includes Genesis from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, the book of Abraham, Matthew 24, A Key to the Revelations of St. John, and Joseph Smith's 1838 account of his early visions and translation of the Book of Mormon. Later editions divide the text into chapters and verses, and include additional titles and information about Joseph Smith’s revelations. The Pearl of Great Price: Being a Choice Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narrations of Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith. Liverpool: F. D. Richards, 1851. Online versions in preparation, will be available at:
  13. 13. Rare Book and Special Collections division, continued Page 13 of 16 A Book of Commandments Originally planned as a compilation of Joseph Smith’s early prophecies, A Book of Commandments quickly rocketed to legend, as its planned production of several thousand copies was severely limited in 1833 to only 30 known complete copies and a scattering of remnants. Smith had gathered some of his earlier teachings and presented them to the High Priests’ Council in 1831. An edition of 10,000 copies was proposed, later revised to a run of 3,000 to 5,000 copies. The book was published by Missouri publisher and newspaperman, W.W Phelps. His newspaper had run an editorial construed by many as decidedly abolitionist. An outraged mob attacked the office of the Evening and Morning Star, destroying the press and all but some 30 copies of an initial printing of A Book of Commandments. Although later editions of Commandments would appear, their text was altered and in many cases redacted from the 1833 edition. A book of commandments for the government of the Church of Christ. Joseph Smith. Zion [Mo]: W.W. Phelps, 1833. Online versions in preparation, will be available at:
  14. 14. Rare Book and Special Collections division, continued Page 14 of 16 The City of the saints, and across the Rocky mountains to California. By Richard F. Burton ... Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. New York, Harper & brothers. 1862. Electronic copy from HathiTrust: Treaty between the United States of America and the Tabeguache band of Utah Indians, concluded October 7, 1863. Printed Washington, 1864? Vocabulary of the Utah and Sho-sho-ne or Snake dialects : with Indian legends and traditions, including a brief account of the life and death of Wah-ker, the Indian land pirate Huntington, D. B. (Dimick Baker), 1808-1879. Salt Lake City : Salt Lake Herald Office, 1872.
  15. 15. Page 15 of 16 Veterans History Project William D. Farnsworth Navy, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Wars A longtime resident of Provo, UT, William D. Farnsworth served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam as a pilot, flying the F4U Corsair, the F9F Panther, and the F-4 Phantom. Cpt. Farnsworth was also a test pilot and flew prototypes of the F101B Voodoo and F4B-1 Phantom II. After leaving the service, Cpt. Farnsworth worked for Brigham Young University in their television studio. Frederick Gordon MacKay Army Air Corps, World War II Cpl. MacKay was born in Salt Lake City, UT in 1922 and enlisted into the Army Air Corps in 1942. After training in Arizona and North Carolina, he was deployed to France in 1944, where he was Corporal of the Guard for the Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, 354th Regiment of the 89th Infantry Division. Cpl. MacKay was involved in several battles and skirmishes, including one where he personally captured two German prisoners of war. Digital Collection: Ernest L. Poulson Army Air Corps, World War II Col. Ernest Poulson was born in Ephraim, UT and was already serving in the Army Air Corps when the United States entered WWII. He flew a B- 24 Liberator and was shot down during a bombing run on the Romanian oil fields, where he was captured and served as a POW in camps near Bucharest and the Transylvanian Alps. This handwritten diary was kept by Col. Poulson during his time as a POW. After being liberated, Col. Poulson returned to the US where he continued his military career, eventually retiring as a Colonel.
  16. 16. Veterans History Project, continued Page 16 of 16 Ether J. Rice Army, World War II After graduating Brigham Young University, Ether Rice served as a clerk for the 104th Infantry Division throughout the European Theater during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Ether Rice settled in Brigham City, UT where he lived until his death in a car accident in 1948. Alfonso Trujillo Army, World War II Alfonso Trujillo is a resident of St. George, UT who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. SSgt. Trujillo jumped into Normandy during D-Day, The Netherlands during Operation Market Garden, and fought in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Digital collection: