Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Library Services Grant Helps Preserve Part of Utah’s Photographic History

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board awarded a Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board grant to Salt Lake Community College Library Services. USHRAB officials said in a statement that they are “excited” to be partnering with SLCC for the digitization of historical photographs from the College’s physical archives as part of a larger effort in preserving Utah’s history.

“We are excited that this project will highlight interesting subjects from the physical archives and make them available to a broader audience,” said Jen Hughes, librarian at SLCC’s Markosian Library.


The $2,000 USHRAB grant, which runs through June 22, 2018 will fund efforts to digitize approximately 800 photographs documenting SLCC’s past, including convocations, presidential inaugurations, club activities and instructional program activities. The photographs range from the mid-1950s through the mid-1990s. Markosian staff will upload all digitized images into its online repository, create an online exhibit and add key digital images to the College’s history-interactive timeline. The Library’s Digital Archives staff maintains the SLCC Historical Interactive Timeline, which can be found by clicking here.

A screenshot of what viewers can see if they check out the Interactive Timeline.