Great Salt Lake Wetlands History Project, 2017-2018  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Merrill-Cazier Library
Title
Great Salt Lake Wetlands History Project
Dates
2017-2018 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 interviews, (688.24 megabytes)
Collection Number
UUS_Folk Coll 63
Summary
The Great Salt Lake Wetlands History Project is a joint effort of Utah State University (USU), Weber State University, Westminster College, and the University of Utah. The project’s aim was to gather oral histories, photographs of material culture and wetlands culture, and records to document the fascinating history of the Great Salt Lake wetlands (GSLW) and the people who work and play along its shores and marshes as well as to enhance the existing GSLW collections at the four institutions. During Utah State University’s collecting day at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on May 6, 2017, USU Special Collections & Archives, folklore curator interviewed community scholars about their experiences on the Great Salt Lake. The collection includes eight interviews, images, and associated release forms.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Great Salt Lake Wetlands History Project is a joint effort of Utah State University (USU), Weber State University, Westminster College, and the University of Utah. The project’s aim was to gather oral histories, photographs of material culture and wetlands culture, and records to document the fascinating history of the Great Salt Lake wetlands (GSLW) and the people who work and play along its shores and marshes as well as to enhance the existing GSLW collections at the four institutions.

During Utah State University’s collecting day at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (BRMBR) on May 6, 2017, USU Special Collections & Archives, along with the Merrill-Cazier Library Cataloging and Metadata Services unit, conducted interviews with and took photographs of longtime residents and those involved with duck clubs, duck hunting, market hunting, and efforts at the refuge. The BRMBR is located at the northern reaches of the wetlands near Brigham City, Utah. In March 2018, fieldwork was done with the Utah Airboat Association Duck and Goose nesting day event. This community comprises skilled hunters and expert guides. The project received Utah State University Institutional Review Board approval (8533).

A companion collection of digitized materials and images from the collecting day, including portraits of the interviewees and stills of waterway material culture, like duck decoys, is forthcoming.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Eight oral histories (transcript and audio) and 12 images.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Digital Collection found at The Great Salt Lake Wetlands History Project, 2017-2018

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Great Salt Lake Wetlands History Project must be obtained from theCurator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_Folk Coll 63; Great Salt Lake Wetlands History Project; Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_Folk Coll 63, USUSCA.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2017 May 6
2017 May 6
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3
2018 March 3

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