Special Collections

15 Dec The Nutcracker: 60 Years of Utah Tradition

Over the past 60 years Willam Christensen’s “The Nutcracker" has established itself as one of the essential holiday traditions for many Utah families. Christensen, “Mr. C,” was the first to stage a complete American production of “The Nutcracker.” Throughout the years, “The Nutcracker” has undergone many...

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28 Oct Saltair Re-Animated: AV Archive Footage Accompanies New Release of Carnival of Souls

Kansas filmmaker Herk Harvey drove past Saltair only a couple of years after the once extravagant resort closed its doors forever, but the structure was already crumbling.  The ghostly sight of the dilapidated pavilion inspired his atmospheric horror film, Carnival of Souls (1962), a cult...

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22 Sep A Window Into History: Home Movie Collections in the Audio Visual Archives

Home movies are one of the most valuable components of the Audio Visual Archives in Special Collections at J. Willard Marriott Library. Whether on 8mm film or VHS or another format, these films give the viewer rare access to unguarded moments in the lives of everyday...

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