University Hosts Olympic Memorial Exhibition

By Colton Stanger

The J. Willard Marriot Library at the University of Utah will host a free Olympic Experience Exhibition during the month of February, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Olympic games held in Salt Lake City.

The collection is located on the fourth floor of the library and is a multi-media exhibit.  The collection includes thousands of documents, hours of video, books and magazines centered on the games and tens of thousands of photos.  The records are organized from the early attempts to secure the games to the games themselves.

The Special Collections Department has asked members of the community to donate any pictures or memorabilia they might have.

“We’d love to see more donations from the public,” said Roy Webb, multimedia archivist at the library.

The exhibition is focused at the university, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies and housed the athletes in what are now the student dorms.  This makes the university the ideal center of the Exhibitions.

Other events in the city include month long exhibitions at the Alf Engen Ski museum and a photographic display at the Kimball Art Center, both located in Park City.  There is also a one-day display at the Gateway Center Grand Hall on February 18.