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Collection Details


Collection Name: Southern Utah Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Utah State Historical Society. Manuscript and Photograph Collection [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
URL: http://history.utah.gov/FindAids/B01421/B1421.XML
Dates Spanned: 1998-2003
Description: The Southern Oral History Project began in July 1988 when local interest was manifested from the small towns and ranching communities in Kane and Garfield counties of southern Utah that bordered or became part of the recently established Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments to preserve the cultural history of the area. Funding for the project came from Bureau of Land Management. Kent Powell of the field services office of the Utah State Historical Society managed the project. Jay Haymond of the Utah State Historical Society's oral history program initiated the oral history project locally and conducted some of the interviews. Suzi Montgomery was hired to coordinate the project, to conduct oral history interviews, and to teach locals the finer points of doing oral history interviews. The aim of the oral history project was to preserve some of the memories and culture of long-time residents of the area. Following completion of transcribing and editing of each interview, a finished copy was given to the interviewee with a copy deposited at the Utah State Historical Society. In some cases, other written material was also collected and included in this oral history collection.
Interviews: [11 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Geography; Rural Life
ASP Subjects: Boulder (Utah)--History; Boulder, UT; Community; Escalante, UT; Land settlement; Land use; Local history; Oral history; United States; Utah
Other Subjects: Escalante National Monument
Collection Code: OHC0001787