Unshelving Our History

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For the past academic year, Cathy Gilmore has served as the Editorial Fellow for Utah Historical Quarterly. Cathy is a graduate student of History at Utah State University. By Cathy Gilmore In Utah, the dead are everywhere. Archives, libraries, temples, and even granite vaults infuse our landscape with an architecture …

“I Have Shot My Betrayer”: Q&A with Lisa Tait

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Editors’ Note: The SPRING 2021 UHQ opens with the story of Amanda Olson, the working-class daughter of Swedish immigrants whose story dominated local news in 1891. After Olson was either raped or seduced–the language was intentionally vague–she “shot [her] betrayer.” We asked Lisa Tait, the article’s author, a few questions about Olson’s …

Current Issue

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Summer 2021 Utah Historical Quarterly To receive your copy, BECOME A MEMBER of the Utah State Historical Society The struggle to vote is a dominant thread in American—and Utah—history. Last year we paused to commemorate a celebrated centennial benchmark in that struggle: passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, extending suffrage to …

Blog Series on Historical Memorials

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The Utah State Historical Society is launching a blog series on historical memorials in Utah. We seek proposals for short historical essays that place historical markers, monuments, and place names in historical and contemporary perspective.  Given the divergent ways the public commemorates and remembers history, contributors to the series are …

Utah at 125: A Bibliography

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In January 4, 1896, after decades of struggle, Utah became the 45th state to enter the Union. Utah’s path to statehood was complicated and often controversial, which makes its journey an important American story. Utah’s leaders applied for statehood seven times—and failed six times—over five decades. Here we compiled a list …