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Dixie State University Ephemera Edit


UA 006


  • 1921 – 2017 (Creation)


  • 5.75 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    The Dixie State University Ephemera is a collection of papers produced by campus organizations meant to last for only a short time, such as advertising fliers, event programs, and brochures that have been collected by Library staff for long-term preservation.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Dixie State University was established in 1911 as St. George Stake Academy with the original campus on the northwest corner of Main Street and 100 South in Saint George, Utah. The original building for the campus remains, and is currently the St. George Children’s Museum. In 1913, the first class of thirteen students graduated from St. George Stake Academy when the population of Saint George was about 2,000 people. The name for the institution changed two years after its creation to Dixie Academy in 1913 and kept this name until 1916. The name changed again to Dixie Normal College during 1916-1923. Then between 1923-1972 the name changed to Dixie Junior College. In 1963, the campus moved to its current location at 225 South 700 East in Saint George. At the time of the move, the campus was on the edge of town. From 1972-2000, the name changed to Dixie College and then became Dixie State College of Utah from 2000-2013. In 2013, the name changed to the current Dixie State University. In 2014, 1,630 students graduated with bachelors and associates degrees and the population of Saint George grew to over 72,000 people.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains ephemera, transitory or short-term use documents, from Dixie State University with materials originating in the early 1920s to current with new documents collected and integrated at the end of each semester. The collection consists of advertising fliers, posters, event programs, and brochures from academic departments, student support departments, clubs, campus events, and buildings and structures on campus. Because of the nature of the materials collected, many of the subjects in the files have been active since the founding of the school. While many other subjects have come and gone, or are only recently added.

  • Arrangement

    The Dixie State University Ephemera collection is arranged alphabetically by subject into two series. The two series contain the same types of information, and are different only in their size. The first series is for legal paper sized (8.5 x 14 inches) or smaller, and the second series is for oversize materials (up to 18 x 22 inch posters).

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and freely available to researchers during Special Collection’s hours or by appointment.