Special Collections: Utah St. University Photo Curator Preserves Snapshots of History
One day, Daniel Davis, the photo curator for Utah State University Special Collections and Archives, got a phone call from a Cache Valley resident who had an interesting request.
The caller said he wanted the school to find a particular photo of himself, as he had obtained his degree at Utah State University.
After Davis asked the man why he wanted that particular photo, the man said, “Oh, I think it would be a good photo to use for my obituary.”
Davis’ duties include: acquiring images by purchase, donation or duplication; working with USU employees and the public to find images and reproduce them; creating exhibits and publishing articles about the images in the Special Collections; conserving the nearly half-million images stored there; and conducting tours and giving classes about the Special Collections.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.