In May 2000, the Western National Parks Association sponsored a research project aimed at conducting oral history interviews with six people who had knowledge relating to the history of the Golden Spike National Historical Site, such as early efforts to preserve and promote the site, and life and railroad operations in and around the old Promontory townsite. This project was carried out in a partnership between the Golden Spike NHS and the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University. Michael Johnson oversaw the project and Robert Sidford conducted the six interviews during the summer of 2003.
This single box collection contains both the transcripts and cassette recordings from the six oral history interviews conducted for the Golden Spike oral history project in 2003. Folders 1—6 contain the interview transcripts and Folders 7—8 contain the cassette recordings of the interviews.
Restrictions on Access :
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Golden Spike Oral Histories must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: Golden Spike Oral Histories USU_COLL MSS 291, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 291, USUSCA.Alternative Forms Available :
Contains cassette tapes.
Arranged in alphabetical order.
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