Virtual Presentation and Interview - "A Southern Utah Retrospective"
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Join us as we look back on tales and pictures from Southern Utah's past, focusing in large measure on the growth and development of St. George and other Southern Utah communities. Panelists will include local author Loren R. Webb, whose new book Southern Utah Memories includes 81 different personal stories spanning generations, and Kathleen Broeder and Dianne Aldrich who made liberal use of Dixie State University's Special Collection to compile a photographic history entitled Images of America: St. George.
All three will be available the next day on our front porch to sign copies of their books (and we have copies of both books in the store).
Loren R. Webb is a local educator, author and journalist, and a native of St. George, who grew up working on his father’s dairy farm. He graduated from Dixie College in 1977 with an Associate Degree and received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and history in 1979 from Brigham Young University returning in 1981 to receive his master’s degree in communications. An active member of the Washington County Historical Society, Loren's 21 years of news reporting about southern Utah people, places and events make him a valuable resource for the area's rich history.
Kathleen Broeder heads up Dixie State University's Special Collections and Archives Library. She has served there since 2016 and also teaches an introductory American history class. She received two master's degrees from the University at Albany, SUNY, in information science and history. Her professional interests are in the interplay between local history, primary sources, and archival organizational structures to create new opportunities to share and disseminate one-of-a-kind materials with the community at-large. Her new co-authored book, St. George in the Images of America series, shares rare photographs and develops a holistic view of area history.
Dianne Aldrich received a Master’s of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently the head of public services at the Dixie State University Library. Her professional interests focus on higher education, information literacy, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and support services for neurodiverse students. She is also a doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education, emphasizing diversity and inclusion. Professionally, she serves as secretary of the Red Rock Center for Independence (RRCI) board, and the governor appointed her to serve on the Utah State Library Board in 2020. Dianne resides in beautiful Southern Utah with her husband.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO Q&A FOR THIS EVENT; THIS IS SIMPLY A LOOK BACK THROUGH PICTURES AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTS