2019 Annual State History Conference
The Utah State Historical Society invites proposals for papers, sessions, and panels for its 67th annual conference.
The conference theme takes a long view of the interior West.
Call for Papers
Historic Salt Lake City Apartments of the Early Twentieth Century
Text and Photographs by Lisa-Michele Church
Salt Lake City contains many beautiful examples of apartment buildings constructed to house a growing urban population.
Veterans Utah History Project
Utah World War I Commission
1914-1918-online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War
Utah and World War I: special issue of Utah Historical Quarterly
Utah and the Great War: The Beehive State and the World War I Experience, ed. by Allan Kent Powell: a collection of essays exploring the complexity of WWI and its impact on Utahns.
Utah in the World War, by Noble Warrum: published under the auspices of the Utah Council of Defense in 1924.
Harold Rider Morris’s World War I Diary. Harold Rider Morris, a Millard County native, enlisted for the war in 1917. His diary was made available for Utah Valley University to digitize by his daughter Karolyn.
The Great War, from American Experience
NHD National History Day Teaching World War I: Resource to connect teachers and students to the best sources for the 100th anniversary of WWI. Includes Middle School and High School lesson modules.
History Day 2018 WWI Regional Prize Winners
The Treat of Versailles: A Dictated Peace
Group Performance –
Nurses on the Front Lines in WWI
Individual Exhibits –
Treaty of Versailles: The Uncompromising Compromise
The Christmas Truce of 1914
Utah State Archives: WWI Record Series
LDS Church History Library: (PDF list of WWI related collections)
State Historical Society: (PDF list of Historical Society Collections relating to WWI)
University of Utah: (PDF list of WWI related items/collections held in Special Collections)
Utah State University: (PDF list of WWI related items/collections held in Special Collections)
USS Utah Ship Bell
The ship’s bell from the USS Utah was originally presented by the United States Navy to the Utah State Historical Society in April 1961. Transfer of the bell was arranged through the office of Senator Wallace F. Bennett and was given to the Historical Society on an indefinite loan basis. For almost six years the bell was housed at the Historical Society’s offices in the Kearns Mansion on South Temple.
Discussions began in 1965 to loan the bell to a new Naval History Museum that was to be located in the Naval Science Building on the University of Utah campus. The museum was to be an affiliate of the Utah State Museum of Natural History. In January 1965, the Board of Trustees of the State Historical Society passed a resolution supporting the creation of the museum. Everett L. Cooley, Director of the Utah State Historical Society and Major Gaut, curator of the Naval History Museum, began communicating to arrange the loan of the ship’s bell and other items from the Historical Society’s collection. The bell was to be loaned to the museum with the condition that the Historical Society could ask for its return if in the future a new Utah State History Museum was established. The bell was transferred in February 1966 with the intention of either displaying it inside the Naval Science Building or on an appropriate foundation outside the building.