Exhibit Tracks Bruins' Changes over 64 years

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SLCC Archives currently has a display on the main floor of the Markosian Library at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus that traces Salt Lake Community College’s history through with photographs and objects. Culled from the College’s memorabilia collection, the exhibit uses artifacts to depict changes to the institution that began as the Salt Lake Area Vocational School in 1948.

SLCC Archives

SLCC Archives

This exhibit gives people a chance to see the history and evolution of this place. We wanted to draw people into the library to show them what we have in a fun and interesting way. And this exhibit does that.

SLCC Archives currently has a display on the main floor of the Markosian Library at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus that traces Salt Lake Community College’s history through with photographs and objects. Culled from the College’s memorabilia collection, the exhibit uses artifacts to depict changes to the institution that began as the Salt Lake Area Vocational School in 1948.

“This exhibit gives people a chance to see the history and evolution of this place,” said Jennifer Hughes, SLCC Special Projects Librarian. “This exhibit—and we’re going to be putting on new exhibits every month or so—offers a look at what we have in our archives that most people probably don’t know. We wanted to draw people into the library to show them what we have in a fun and interesting way. And this exhibit does that.”

From Alumni Association commemorative items such as stadium seats with a Bruin Bear Logo, decorative Bruin license plate frames and sunglasses to more historical items such as former SLCC Presidential items ranging from gavels to medals to mugs, these physical objects provide vignettes of the different transformations that SLCC has gone through since the College’s creation.

Other aspects of the display include materials from past marketing campaigns, including those featuring designs and logos taken from the time when the College was known as Salt Lake Area Vocational School, Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute, Utah Technical College and during its current identity as Salt Lake Community College.

The exhibit will be available throughout the month of September on the main floor of the College’s Markosian Library at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, located at 4600 South Redwood Road.

For more information about the SLCC Archives or to view the College’s online Digital Collections, visit: http://contentdm.slcc.edu/cdm

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.
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