Multimedia Audio Visual

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...

In the 1950s, the Ford Foundation and the Fund for the Advancement of Education recognized television as “the most powerful medium of communication yet devised by man.”  In that decade, the number of home television sets skyrocketed from 50,000 to 50 million, and educators, government...

One of the most unexpected collections in the Audio-Visual Archive is the Blair Dean Utah Natural Bodybuilding Video Collection (A0077), http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv99673/. Featured above are Paula Kid and Ron Lee Kid competing in the 1983 Utah Bodybuilding Championships. Over the course of a long career promoting drug...

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...