New collections, Summer 2023

Happy Summer! We’re not even a month into this season, but we’ve already welcomed a number of new collections from Weber State University, Stewart Library and their partners.

Weber State University history

Naturally, several collections touch on the history of Weber State University students, their experiences and academic work.

Weber State Alumni includes official alumni publications, student scrapbooks and ephemera, and monographs. These items range from the 1930s through the 2010s.

Meanwhile, Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Doctoral & Master’s Projects contains student work from the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. These programs are designed to prepare nurses for an advanced level of nursing science, leadership, and practice.

Regional History

The Weber County (UT) Chapter of the Red Cross began in December 1915 and underwent several name changes through the 20th century before merging with other chapters in Northern Utah to become the Northern Utah Chapter, with its headquarters located in Ogden, Utah. The American Red Cross, Northern Utah Chapter scrapbooks range from 1940 to 2003 and include photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials highlighting important work.

The International Society of Daughters of Utah Pioneers (ISDUP) is a women’s organization based upon identifying and honoring pioneers who came to Utah. The Morgan Daughters of Utah Pioneers collection contains historic documents, pioneer histories, photographs, and family records for Morgan County (UT). Funding for the digitization of these materials was provided, in part, by a grant from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Finally, Stanley Purrington was originally from Ogden, Utah and served overseas in France during World War I. The diaries, scrapbooks and postcards in the World War I Stanley Purrington collection document his time abroad.


Two collections pertain to religious history.

The records of the United Methodist Church of Ogden date from 1870-2019 and include membership rolls, baptisms, marriages, church history, photographs, newspaper articles, publications and church activities. The congregation was originally housed on 26th Street and Jefferson before moving to nearby Marriott-Slaterville in 2009. The original records are the property of the Methodist Church.

The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints collection contains the publication, “Warning of the Lord Jesus Christ To All Nations on World” (2009-current). The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) was founded in 1929, when it split off from the original LDS Church because of the suspension of the practice of polygamy. The FLDS church continues to practice polygamy.

And that’s all!

Be sure to check out collections from other Weber State University regional partners like Marriott-Slaterville (UT) City, Morgan County (UT) Historical Society, and Tremonton City (UT) Library!



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