Weber State University will host Utah Construction/International’s Sixth Annual Symposium Oct. 4-5.
The two-day symposium will include presentations of research by the 2006 Utah International Center Fellows Susan Matt and Stephen Francis, as well as presentations by four student fellows. Susan Matt, an associate history professor at WSU, will present “Edmund Littlefield and the Modernization of Utah Construction” Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. Stephen Francis, an assistant history professor at WSU, will present “The Evolution of a Managerial style: Marriner Eccles in the Public and Private Sector” Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. Both presentations will be in the Kimball Visual Arts Center Lindquist Lecture Hall.
Founded in Ogden in 1900, The Utah Construction Company, during the first 75 years of the 20th century, built dams, highways, industrial plants, mines, waterworks, apartment complexes, missile silos and launching pads throughout the United States and the world.
In October 1999, the late Edmund Wattis Littlefield, who helped take the company public as president in 1969, and Broken Hill Proprietary, Ltd. donated the Utah Construction/Utah International Collection to the Stewart Library Special Collections. The company archives contain more than 300 boxes of minutes, financial records, correspondence, scrapbooks and project reports, and more than a half million photographs.
For more information on the symposium or the company archives, call (801) 626-6416 or visit library.weber.edu/ucc/default.cfm.
Utah Construction/International Sixth Annual Symposium:
Individual Research in the Utah Construction Collection
9 a.m.–noon, Stewart Library Special Collections
Opening Reception & Exhibit
2 p.m., Kimball Visual Arts Center Dumke Family Atrium
“Utah Goes International” photo exhibit
“Edmund Littlefield and the Modernization of Utah Construction”
Susan Matt, associate history professor, 2006 Utah International Center Fellow
3 p.m., Kimball Visual Arts Center Lindquist Lecture Hall
8:15–9 a.m., Kimball Visual Arts Center Dumke Family Atrium
“The Evolution of a Managerial Style: Marriner Eccles in the Public and Private Sector”
Stephen Francis, assistant history professor, 2006 Utah International Center Fellow
9 a.m., Kimball Visual Arts Center Lindquist Lecture Hall
Panel Discussion: “Researching Marriner Eccles, Edmund Littlefield, and Utah International: A Conversation with the 2006 Utah International Center Fellows”
10–11:15 a.m., Kimball Visual Arts Center Lecture Hall;
Panel includes faculty fellows Stephen Francis and Susan Matt; student fellows Rebecca Anderson, Michelle Braeden, Kathleen Broeder and Rebecca Mueller, with moderator Richard Sadler, dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
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