The new address for the Library is 3921 Central Campus Drive, Department 2901, Ogden, Utah 84408-2901.
iPads for WSU Community
iPads are now available for checkout at the Stewart Library Circulation Desk for all students, faculty, and staff at Weber State University. Those checking out the iPads are encouraged to explore the various apps and features available. Please visit http://libguides.weber.edu/iPads for information about the circulation, use, checkout, and return policy.
Welcome to Lorrie Rands, who started last month as our new Manuscripts Processor. Lorrie is a familiar face to some, having worked last year on WSU oral history projects. She will continue to work on these projects, but will also process our manuscript and photograph collections.
We have a new online chat interface. Try it and let us know what you think of it. The chat link has hot changed or moved, it is at the library's homepage on the upper left side. You can also text us at 801-803-5554 any time the library is open.
CREDO reference contains the content of 150+ well-known reference books from major publishers, brought together online and cross referenced. This month Credo offers 4 new titles and 3 updated titles in the Academic Core collection, and several new featured topic pages on Credo home page. CREDO staff have chosen the following Topics to feature this month:
They update these Topics monthly, so check regularly!
Database of the Month
CQ Weekly offers in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. 1983 - Present
ACCESS ALL DATABASES, EXCEPT TRIAL PRODUCTS, FROM ANYWHERE, WITH YOUR WEBER USERNAME AND PASSWORD 24/7.
Upper Level: Curriculum
Middle Level Systems Area: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Middle Level Reference Area: Time
Digital Collections has uploaded 18 brief video bytes that
correspond with oral histories in the collection. Staff have been working on this project for
some time and are excited to have these great stories to share. Visit http://library.weber.edu/oh/ for more information.
Special Collections Opens New Exhibit
After a year of hard work, Special Collections is wrapping up its Business at the Crossroads Oral History and Photography Project. Nearly 50 interviews were conducted with men and woman who lived and worked on 25th Street, and dozens of portraits documented those who currently work on Ogden’s most notorious street.
Special thanks to the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, Utah Division of State History, Utah Humanities Council, and Friends of the Stewart Library for funding the Business at the Crossroads project and exhibit.
The exhibit is available for viewing at the CVB offices at
24th and Washington streets in Ogden.
AUGUST CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS
Composer Francis Scott Key born, 1779
Start of World War One, 1914
Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen, 1774
Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her 2nd heptathlon Olympic gold medal, 1992
Wild Bill Hickok killed, 1876
Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage, 1492
Donner Party encountered its first delay, 1846
U.S. Coast Guard established, 1790
BarackHussein Obama,, 44th president, born, 1961
Jesse Owens won the long jump at the Olympic Games, 1936
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley born, 1792
First trans-Atlantic telegraph cable completed, 1858
Author Guy de Maupassant born, 1850
Film star Marilyn Monroe died, 1962
Artist Andy Warhol born, 1928
Musician Isaac Hayes born, 1942
Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, 1945
Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson born, 1809
President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, 1965
Raft Kon-Tiki arrived at Raroia, from Callao, Peru, 1947
Satellite Explorer 6 took the first photograph of the earth, 1959
Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata born, 1879
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th president, resigned the presidency, 1974
Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, 1945
Musician Jerry (Jerome John) Garcia died, 1995
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky was traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles, 1988
Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st president born, 1874
Amanda McFarland, Presbyterian missionary, settled at Fort Wrangell, Alaska, 1877
Japan agreed to an unconditional surrender, 1945
Author Alex Haley born, 1921
Start of the Watts riot, 1965
Author Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond character, died, 1964
Annexation of Hawai’i, 1898
IBM PC announced, 1981
Antey submarine Kursk exploded and sank in the Barents Sea, with loss of all personnel, 2000
Film director and producer Alfred Joseph Hitchcock born, 1899
Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro born, 1926
Sharpshooter Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses), born, 1860
Berlin was divided into West and East Berlin, 1961
Fall of the Aztec Empire, 1521
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, 1935
Start of the Tillamook Burn in the Oregon Coast Range mountains, 1933
Terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez (aka Carlos the Jackal) captured, 1994
Food expert and writer Julia Child born, 1912
Author Edna Ferber born, 1887
Panama Canal opened, 1914
Transcontinental railway completed, 1869
Woodstock festival began, 1969
Musician Elvis Presley died, 1977
Baseball great George Herman “Babe” Ruth died, 1948
Frontiersman David Stern “Davy” Crockett born, 1786
Dakota under Little Crow attacked settlements along the Minnesota River, 1862
Death of Genghis Khan, 1227
Civil rights activist James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi, 1963
Lolita was published, 1958
The film of the Wizard of Oz released, 1939
Ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, woman suffrage, 1920
William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton, 42nd president, born 1946
Aviation pioneer Orville Wright born, 1871
Leon Trotsky assassinated, 1940
Crime writer Elmore Leonard died, 2013
Vitus Bering discovered Alaska, 1741
Planetary probe Viking 1 launched for Mars, 1975
Basketball Wilt Chamberlain born, 1936
First Lincoln-Douglas debate, 1858
Hawaii admitted to the Union, 1959
Writer Edna Ann (Annie) Proulx born, 1935
Writer Edgar Lee Masters born, 1869
First National Women’s Rights Convention held, 1850
Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1927
Mt. Vesuvius erupted, 79 AD
St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, 1572
Author Truman Capote died, 1984
National Park Service established, 1916
Liberation of Paris, 1944
Aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh died, 1974
Democratic national convention besieged by protesters, 1968
Writer Theodore Dreiser born, 1871
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president, born 1908
Krakatau erupted, 1883
Martin Luther King Jr, gave the “I Have a Dream” speech on the Mall in Washington DC as part of the March on Washington, 1963
Singer Michael Jackson born, 1958
Film director John Huston died, 1987
Singer Michael Jackson born, 1958
Hurricane Katrina reached the Gulf Coast, 2005
Justice Thurgood Marshall appointed to the US Supreme Court, 1967
Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner born, 1918
Maria Montessori born, 1870
August Commemorative Weeks
American Dance Week (3rd Week)
August Monthly Commemoratives
American Artist Appreciation Month
National Inventors Month
National Water Quality Month
STEWART LIBRARY HOURS
Semester Break and Summer Semester Hours
Summer Semester Hours: May 5 – August 13, 2014
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 4 Closed
Thursday, July 24 Closed
Monday, August 11 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Semester Break: August 14 – August 24, 2013
Fall Semester 2014 begins on Monday, August 25.
Display Cases and South Side
Stewart Library, Middle Level (June 1 - February 2014)0
wart Library, Middle Level
This exhibit consists of a display of dignitary gifts belonging to the WSU Archives Collection, and received from institutions in the People’s Republic of China. It is accompanied by a display of color photographs. The photography exhibit Teaching and Traveling in China, is by Michael Wutz, WSU Department of English, editor of Weber - The Contemporary West, and Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor.
The photographs were taken when Professor Wutz spent time during the summer of 2012, teaching in China (see “In Learning We Trust: Teaching & Traveling in China,” WSU Magazine Spring 2013 for a full description of his experiences).
Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years
University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)
The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889. There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day. 125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.
Special Collections Images
Stewart Library, Top Level (Ongoing)
The exhibit on the top floor of the Stewart Library showcases photographs housed by Special Collections. These photographs document the history of Ogden through business and people.
Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind
University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)
The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, "Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind." Born in Sweden, Lind was one of the first teachers at Weber Stake Academy in 1896, and over the course of his career saw the school change from a small LDS high school to a bustling state college. He was the first faculty member with a Ph.D., and was a polymath who taught geology, physical and natural sciences, and Latin. His Scandinavian heritage led to his nickname, "The Viking," but despite his imposing demeanor, he was a beloved teacher who inspired generations of Weber students.
Jeffrey Favero Fine Art Photography
Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Top Level (Ongoing)
Jeffrey Favero is a retired
dentist from from Ogden, Utah. Jeffrey says, "For me, the art of
photography is more about the Giver than the taker. A visual synergy of
divine gift, serendipity and a splash of creativity." Jeffrey's images
can be viewed in the Hetzel-Hoellein room on the top floor of the
library. Go online to see more of his work at
Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)
Kevin Mikkelsen resides in
North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being
a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point
in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive
time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled,
and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has
become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through
today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that
inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art
prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s
beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by
going to: PhotographyOutdoors.com