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Library Address

The new address for the Library is 3921 Central Campus Drive, Department 2901, Ogden, Utah 84408-2901. 

iPads for WSU Community

iPads are now available for checkout at the Stewart Library Circulation Desk for all students, faculty, and staff at Weber State University. Those checking out the iPads are encouraged to explore the various apps and features available.  Please visit for information about the circulation, use, checkout, and return policy.

Personnel News

Welcome to Lorrie Rands, who started last month as our new Manuscripts Processor. Lorrie is a familiar face to some, having worked last year on WSU oral history projects. She will continue to work on these projects, but will also process our manuscript and photograph collections.


We have a new online chat interface.  Try it and let us know what you think of it.  The chat link has hot changed or moved, it is at the library's homepage on the upper left side.  You can also text us at 801-803-5554 any time the library is open.

Database News

CREDO reference   contains the content of 150+ well-known reference books from major publishers, brought together online and cross referenced.  This month Credo offers 4 new titles and 3 updated titles in the Academic Core collection, and several new featured topic pages on Credo home page. CREDO staff have chosen the following Topics to feature this month:

They update these Topics monthly, so check regularly!



Database of the Month

CQ Weekly   offers in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. 1983 - Present




Upper Level: Curriculum

Middle Level Systems Area: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Middle Level Reference Area: Time



Digital Collections has uploaded 18 brief video bytes that correspond with oral histories in the collection. Staff have been working on this project for some time and are excited to have these great stories to share.  Visit for more information.
Digital Collections has uploaded 18 brief video bytes that correspond with oral histories. They have been working towards this for some time and are excited to have these great stories to share.



Special Collections Opens New Exhibit

After a year of hard work, Special Collections is wrapping up its Business at the Crossroads Oral History and Photography Project. Nearly 50 interviews were conducted with men and woman who lived and worked on 25th Street, and dozens of portraits documented those who currently work on Ogden’s most notorious street.

Special thanks to the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, Utah Division of State History, Utah Humanities Council, and Friends of the Stewart Library for funding the Business at the Crossroads project and exhibit. 

The exhibit is available for viewing at the CVB offices at 24th and Washington streets in Ogden.



August 1

Composer Francis Scott Key born, 1779

Start of World War One, 1914

Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen, 1774

August 2

Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her 2nd heptathlon Olympic gold medal, 1992

Wild Bill Hickok killed, 1876

August 3

Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage, 1492

Donner Party encountered its first delay, 1846

August 4

U.S. Coast Guard established, 1790

BarackHussein Obama,, 44th president, born, 1961

Jesse Owens won the long jump at the Olympic Games, 1936

Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley born, 1792

August 5

First trans-Atlantic telegraph cable completed, 1858

Author Guy de Maupassant born, 1850

Film star Marilyn Monroe died, 1962

August 6

Artist Andy Warhol born, 1928

Musician Isaac Hayes born, 1942

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, 1945

Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson born, 1809

President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, 1965

August 7

Raft Kon-Tiki arrived at Raroia, from Callao, Peru, 1947

Satellite Explorer 6 took the first photograph of the earth, 1959

August 8

Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata born, 1879

Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th president, resigned the presidency, 1974

August 9

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, 1945

Musician Jerry (Jerome John) Garcia died, 1995

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky was traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles, 1988

August 10

Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st president born, 1874

Amanda McFarland, Presbyterian missionary, settled at Fort Wrangell, Alaska, 1877

Japan agreed to an unconditional surrender, 1945

August 11

Author Alex Haley born, 1921

Start of the Watts riot, 1965

August 12

Author Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond character, died, 1964

Annexation of Hawai’i, 1898

IBM PC announced, 1981

Antey submarine Kursk exploded and sank in the Barents Sea, with loss of all personnel, 2000

August 13

Film director and producer Alfred Joseph Hitchcock born, 1899

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro born, 1926

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses), born, 1860

Berlin was divided into West and East Berlin, 1961

Fall of the Aztec Empire, 1521

August 14

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, 1935

Start of the Tillamook Burn in the Oregon Coast Range mountains, 1933

Terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez (aka Carlos the Jackal) captured, 1994

August 15

Food expert and writer Julia Child born, 1912

Author Edna Ferber born, 1887

Panama Canal opened, 1914

Transcontinental railway completed, 1869

Woodstock festival began, 1969

August 16

Musician Elvis Presley died, 1977

Baseball great George Herman “Babe” Ruth died, 1948

August 17

Frontiersman David Stern “Davy” Crockett born, 1786

Dakota under Little Crow attacked settlements along the Minnesota River, 1862

August 18

Death of Genghis Khan, 1227

Civil rights activist James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi, 1963

Lolita was published, 1958

The film of the Wizard of Oz released, 1939

Ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, woman suffrage, 1920

August 19

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton,  42nd president, born 1946

Aviation pioneer Orville Wright born, 1871

August 20

Leon Trotsky assassinated, 1940

Crime writer Elmore Leonard died, 2013

Vitus Bering discovered Alaska, 1741

Planetary probe Viking 1 launched for Mars, 1975

August 21

Basketball Wilt Chamberlain born, 1936

First Lincoln-Douglas debate, 1858

Hawaii admitted to the Union, 1959

August 22

Writer Edna Ann (Annie) Proulx born, 1935

August 23

Writer Edgar Lee Masters born, 1869

First National Women’s Rights Convention held, 1850

Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1927

August 24

Mt. Vesuvius erupted, 79 AD

St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, 1572

August 25

Author Truman Capote died, 1984

National Park Service established, 1916

Liberation of Paris, 1944

August 26

Aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh died, 1974

Democratic national convention besieged by protesters, 1968

August 27

Writer Theodore Dreiser born, 1871

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president, born 1908

Krakatau erupted, 1883

August 28

Martin Luther King Jr, gave the “I Have a Dream” speech on the Mall in Washington DC as part of the March on Washington, 1963

Singer Michael Jackson born, 1958

Film director John Huston died, 1987

August 29

Singer Michael Jackson born, 1958

Hurricane Katrina reached the Gulf Coast, 2005

August 30

Justice Thurgood Marshall appointed to the US Supreme Court, 1967

August 31

Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner born, 1918

Maria Montessori born, 1870

August Commemorative Weeks

American Dance Week (3rd Week)

August Monthly Commemoratives

American Artist Appreciation Month
National Inventors Month
National Water Quality Month








Semester Break and Summer Semester Hours

Summer Semester Hours: May 5 – August 13, 2014

Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Summer Holidays

Friday, July 4  Closed

Thursday, July 24  Closed


Finals Week

Monday, August 11 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 12 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 13 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Semester Break: August 14 – August 24, 2013


Fall Semester 2014 begins on Monday, August 25.



Display Cases and South Side

Stewart Library, Middle Level (June 1 - February 2014)0



wart Library, Middle Level

This exhibit consists of a display of dignitary gifts belonging to the WSU Archives Collection, and received from institutions in the People’s Republic of China.  It is accompanied by a display of color photographs.  The photography exhibit Teaching and Traveling in China, is by Michael Wutz, WSU Department of English, editor of Weber - The Contemporary West, and Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor. The photographs were taken when Professor Wutz spent time during the summer of 2012, teaching in China (see “In Learning We Trust: Teaching & Traveling in China,” WSU Magazine Spring 2013 for a full description of his experiences).  

Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years

University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)

The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889.  There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day.  125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.

Special Collections Images

Stewart Library, Top Level (Ongoing)

The exhibit on the top floor of the Stewart Library showcases photographs housed by Special Collections. These photographs document the history of Ogden through business and people.



Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind

University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)

The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, "Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind."  Born in Sweden, Lind was one of the first teachers at Weber Stake Academy in 1896, and over the course of his career saw the school change from a small LDS high school to a bustling state college.  He was the first faculty member with a Ph.D., and was a polymath who taught geology, physical and natural sciences, and Latin.  His Scandinavian heritage led to his nickname, "The Viking," but despite his imposing demeanor, he was a beloved teacher who inspired generations of Weber students.

Jeffrey Favero Fine Art Photography
Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Top Level (Ongoing)


Jeffrey Favero is a retired dentist from from Ogden, Utah.  Jeffrey says, "For me, the art of photography is more about the Giver than the taker.  A visual synergy of divine gift, serendipity and a splash of creativity."  Jeffrey's images can be viewed in the Hetzel-Hoellein room on the top floor of the library.  Go online to see more of his work at


Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen

Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Kevin Mikkelsen resides in North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled, and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by going to:








Updated August 11, 2014 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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