2022 Theme: WATER

Water is THE primary source! Dip your toes into the history of water by exploring maps, oral histories, photos, and more. Archival records can provide a unique glimpse into the history of our human relationship with water over time, from local government irrigation projects to water rights litigation, the diaries of famous river runners and western explorers to your grandmother’s account of a historic flood. This is your history, dive in!

Below you will find digital exhibits and sources highlighting the role of water in Utah’s history

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Utah Historical Society Conference 2022

Historians and archivists from Utah Division of State History, Utah State Archives, and other institutions around the state showcased collections that relate to water and discuss how to find these and other relevant records in their holdings. This session commemorated Archives Month, a celebration of records of enduring value.