April 2016

The Willem Johan Kolff papers (http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv39526) contain materials that record the many artificial organ projects, from early dialysis to the first artificial heart implant, as well as the personal life of one of the world's most respected pioneering doctors. Dr. Willem Johan Kolff has been an...

Footage from the Audio-Visual Archive in Special Collections is featured prominently in KUED’s new special, “National Parks - Beyond the Crowds,”  which airs Tuesday April 26 at 7PM. This documentary, which explores some of Utah’s less visited National Parks and Monuments, places archive footage almost in...

[gallery type="slideshow" size="large" ids="1935,1936,1937,1938,1939,1942,1941,1961,1944"] The first transcontinental railroad was built by the Western Pacific, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad Companies and officially opened on May 10, 1869 with the driving of the last spike in a ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah. The Chinese were the first...