Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ski and Avalanche Treasures at the Marriott Library

The role of libraries is changing in the digital age, but their importance isn't.  Librarians stand as protectors of history and conduits to knowledge.  Here at the University of Utah, the Marriott Library is a key cog in the machine of education and innovation.  I use the resources provided by the Marriott Library at least daily if not hourly for teaching and research.

Readers of this blog may be interested in the Marriott Library's Utah Ski Archives, which were created to preserve the history of skiing in Utah and the Intermountain West.  Amongst the treasures in the archives is this historical video of skiing Alta in 1946, which has been posted up on YouTube.

Click on the link and find many more.

Materials and reports produced by avalanche research at Alta are also available at the Marriott Library, including a subset that you can access digitally here.  For example, there's Barry Nielsen's 1966 report on forecasting snowfall rates at Alta

Source: Marriott Library

as well as classics like the 1953 Avalanche Handbook, written by Alta Snow Ranger Monty Atwater and Forest Service Supervisor Felix Koziol.

Source: Marriott Library
Enjoy a surf through these digital archives and remember the vital role that the Marriott Library plays in preserving history and providing access to these archives.

No comments:

Post a Comment