October is National Archives Month

Visit Our “Conversations in the Archives” Display Today!

Conversations in the Archives exhibit: telegram, letters, telephone, teletypewriter and more.In Utah, we celebrate Archives Month each year with a state theme that highlights the importance of historic records and the role archives play in our daily lives. Utah’s 2021 theme is Conversations in the Archives: “We converse in many ways: over text, email, phone, in-person; at the park, in the office, over dinner. We learn about and from each other when we take the time to talk.”

In honor of Archives Month, the Fulton Library's own Sutherland Archives has created a brand-new exhibit about Conversations in the Archives!

Some of the items on display include naval teletypewriters from the 1920s, a telegram from 1904, letters from the 1890s (including one with pressed flowers!), reels of film from the 1960s, a mid-century rotary telephone and teletypewriter (TTY), a video phone, 2-way pager, clips from an oral history project, and more!

If you’re in the library, make sure to check out the display on the third floor in FL 302. Visiting hours for the Archives are Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

Visit Utah Archives Month to learn more about other in-person or virtual events happening across the state. Or to learn more about the Fulton Library’s archives and digital collections, visit the George Sutherland Archives website.