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Associate Dean for Special Collections is Honored as a Fellow

Gregory C. Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library, has been named as a Fellow by the Utah Division of State History. State History’s most prestigious honor is presented to individuals with long and distinguished careers in scholarly research and writing, or who have made an extraordinary contribution to state history, historic preservation, or archaeology.

Greg’s involvement with Utah history includes the American West Center, before becoming a University of Utah Archivist and adjunct professor. Greg helped develop tribal histories, archives, and oral history collections for 15 Western tribes. He published several monographs on the Ute peoples. Greg has essentially created some of the world’s most dynamic archives representing the western U.S., women, and ski and winter sports. His contributions of time and insights to historical associations and mentoring Utah historians have spanned decades.

Appointed by the governor, Greg served six years on the State History Board and held the title of Chair for one year. He was also named by the governor to the Utah Geography Names Committee, which is within the State Department of Heritage and Arts and State History.

5 Comments
  • Carol Sandberg
    Posted at 18:44h, 01 October Reply

    Congratulations, Greg! You are so very deserving of this honor!

  • Irwin Altman
    Posted at 19:36h, 01 October Reply

    Greg has been. Loyal and productive member of the university or many years. Always cordial, always willing to listen and help out. He has been a treasure of the University of Utah. Congrats Greg. Thanks for all you’ve done for so many people for so many years

    Irwin Altman
    Dean emeritus College of Social and Behavioral Science
    Vice President. For Academic Affairs
    Distinguished Prof. Psychology

  • Jennifer Bailey Browning
    Posted at 20:14h, 01 October Reply

    Congratulations Greg. I am glad you are being recognized for all of your hard work . This is well deserved.!

  • Linda King Newell
    Posted at 03:15h, 02 October Reply

    What a wonderful honor, Greg. You have served the University and the State well over your entire career!

  • John Durham
    Posted at 14:49h, 02 October Reply

    Greg, you have been the driving force in making the Utah Ski Archives a world famous site for the collection and preservation of winter sports history. Congratulations on a well deserved honor.

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