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.
The Franklin D. Thatcher photograph collection consists of 92 images of Cache Valley, Logan, River Heights, Utah State University, and Ogden taken by Franklin D. Thatcher (1878-1965). The individuals in the pictures include Thatcher's family such as his wife Hannah,and his sons Theodore (Ted), Lynn, and David Thatcher.