Lark, Utah is a small mining town next to the Oquirrh Mountains, which run along the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. The earlier settlers of Lark chose the area specifically for its timber and constructed a saw mill near the mouth of Bingham Canyon. In December 1977 the residents were notified that Lark had been purchased by the Kennecott Copper Company and they had to vacate because the town would be covered by a tailings pile. Many of the town's residents were Hispanic at the time of the purchase.
This collection contains cassette recordings and transcriptions from the Lark Interview Project directed by Paul Ganster. It contains information about Hispanic residents of Lark, Utah, including background information, moving intentions, and financial options for residents. Some of the interviews addressed ethnic information and minority treatment. Also included are interviews from the Ogden Minority/U.S.U. Student Collection project conducted in 1978 at U.S.U. which addressed feelings on prejudice and treatment of Hispanics in Utah. The collection is arranged by topically and alphabetically by interview.
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 Lark, Utah, Oral Interviews must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Following Citations:USU_339, USUSCA.
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Processing Note :
Processed in November of 2008Acquisition Information :
This collection was donated to Utah State University Special Collections & Archives by Paul Ganster, director of the Lark Interview Project in 1978 when he taught at Utah State University. Dr. Ganster is now the Director of the Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias and the Associate Director of International Programs at San Diego University.
Detailed Description of the Collection