THE UTAH WOMEN'S HISTORY INITIATIVE

    Discover the many ways women have impacted our state’s past and present.

    This March, we are highlighting the women who shape the Beehive State. Join us for a month full of history and activities as we amplify women's stories in Utah's larger historical narrative.

    WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH IN UTAH
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    READ

    Read our blog to learn from the latest research about Utah women’s voices and experiences in our history.


    RESEARCH

    Check out our tools to research women’s experiences and perspectives in Utah history.

    ENGAGE

    Participate in our Women's History Month Bingo challenge or find an event near you.


    READ OUR

    HISTORY

    The more we study the past, the better we can understand our present. Click the button below for primary and secondary sources about some of the Utah women who made history.


    RESEARCH TOOLKIT
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    INTRODUCING OUR HISTORY AMBASSADORS: SHADOWING, INTERNSHIPS, AND MORE

    The Utah State Historical Society was founded on July 22, 1897 and at that time Governor Heber M. Wells urged the new organization to write a “true history of the state.”


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    THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP: UTAH'S LATINA LEGISLATORS MAKE HISTORY

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    MEETING FLORENCE AND FLO: HISTORY AND FRIENDSHIP IN THE OLD AND NEW WESTS

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    Women voting for the very first time in Utah.

    WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT

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    A dated employee identification card for "Mel Larson" who worked for the Utah Transit Authority.

    WHAT’S NEW IN HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS? ARTIFACTS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND MORE!

    The newest additions to the collections are here! Many artifacts, large and small, have officially been added to our extensive collection.


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    A PEAK BEHIND STATE HISTORY'S CURTAIN

    Our staff continues to work very hard both publicly and “behind the curtain” serving the people of Utah, with the help of our external partnerships and technology.


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    PHOTOGRAPH HIGHLIGHTS WITH DOUG MISNER

    The Utah Division of State History has over a million photographs in our holdings with almost 300,000, which are accessible online due to our staff's digitization efforts.


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    INDUSTRY & IMMIGRANTS IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY UTAH

    Beginning in the 1950s, Helen Zeese Papanikolas introduced a new chapter into the study of Utah’s past by paying attention to the waves of “new” immigrants.


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    RELEVANCE, RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

    How are your family memories being captured, preserved and saved? And how will your story be remembered by historians or your descendants?



    The Women Who Shaped Our State

    In this video, Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson shares her perspective about the importance of learning Utah women's history. 


    Listen To Our Sponsored Podcast

    We're proud to sponsor this global women’s history podcast weaving vivid, nuanced stories of women you’ve never heard of, but should have. Check out their episodes about Utah women!

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    The Women Who Shaped Our State

    In this video, Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson shares her perspective about the importance of learning Utah women's history. 

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    Listen to Our Sponsored Podcast

    We're proud to sponsor this global women’s history podcast weaving vivid, nuanced stories of women you’ve never heard of, but should have. Check out their episodes about Utah women!

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    HISTORY
    HAPPENINGS

    This blog contextualizes some of Utah's most cherished stories, resources, and events for you.

    This blog contextualizes some of Utah's most cherished stories, resources, and events for you.



    LOREM & DOREM

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    DOLOR NOREM

    “Here, you’ll learn about the vision, courage, strength, and determination of Utah women.”

    Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson

    Media

    Read, watch, and listen to stories about Utah women who made history.
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