OGDEN, Utah – Due to popular demand, Weber State University Stewart Library Special Collections will reopen its exhibit, Dee School of Nursing: 1910 – 1955. The exhibit will coincide with the Utah Archives Month celebration, an annual event organized by special collections and archives departments across the state.
Sarah Langsdon, associate curator of Special Collections, says interest in the exhibit was renewed after it was briefly re-displayed at the Dee School of Nursing alumnae reunion.
“The nurses hold their reunion at McKay-Dee Hospital, and we were able to set up the exhibit there for the day. We had so many wonderful comments from staff and community members, and of course, the nurses themselves. With Utah Archives Month just around the corner it seemed like the perfect time to put the display up again.”
The exhibit showcases more than 70 photographs of the nursing school, which was established in 1910. The photos are accompanied by the nurses’ memories of their training, their instructors and their friendships — memories that were gathered during the year-long oral history project that Langsdon and her staff organized.
The exhibit will be on display through the month of October and will be one of many events and exhibits held around the state.
“Utah Archives Month is a time for archives to reach out to the public and share the history of their communities. There’s no doubt that this nursing school had a profound impact on Ogden during its more than 40 years of operation,” said Langsdon.
Dee School of Nursing: 1910 – 1955 will open Oct. 4 on the top floor of the library just outside of Special Collections. It can be viewed during regular library hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday.
More information about the Stewart Library and Special Collections can be found at library.weber.edu or by calling 801-626-6540.