The Merrill Library at Utah State University has received a grant from the Utah Humanities Council (formerly the Utah Endowment for the Humanities) to support the library's centennial celebration, according to Max Peterson, director of library and information services.
The grant supports two exhibits and lectures in the library's "Pathways to Discovery" series.The first program, "Trails to Adventure," will be presented by historian Bradford Cole, curator of manuscripts at the Merrill Library, on March 7. Cole will look at the unique geographic corridor between Logan and Yellowstone Park. A panel will discuss current and future use of this area.
On April 18, folklorist Barre Toelken and historian Robert Parsons provide "Pathways and Western Song." The program reviews two music eras and examines how song expresses lifestyles and values in the Mountain West. Songs of cattle trails and popular 20th century dance hall music will be discussed.
Monthlong exhibits in the Merrill Library lobby accompany each presentation.