The literature of politics is multifaceted, filled with various genres that range from poetry to pamphlets, and novels to newscasts. Today, new methods of disseminating literature allow voices from all walks of life to be heard on major digital platforms. However, a century ago, these virtual megaphones were nonexistent, and if you wanted a voice, you had to make it from scratch.
Radical! A Retrospective of Twentieth Century Dissent, our newest digital exhibition, highlights those voices.
The Utah Digital Newspaper archive is a valuable resource for looking at how historical events were recorded in the news media in Utah. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic to Utah in March 2020, there was a compelling reason to examine news coverage during the 1918-1919 Spanish Influenza for relevant stories about the impacts & responses in Utah during that pandemic. This exhibit looks at the major events during the Spanish Influenza timeline in Utah and explores several additional topics in greater detail.
From the beginnings of civilization plants have fed, clothed, sheltered, and healed. They have inspired myth, legend, fairy tale, and poetry. And they have always pleased the eye in the ground and between the covers of books.
In recognition of the complexity and change experienced by 20th century women in Utah and elsewhere, the mission of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive is to document and preserve the history of women whose lives and work helped create social and cultural change.