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2017 Field School for Cultural Documentation Event

Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Traditions at the Triangle X Ranch


Saturday, 18 November at 3pm / Teton County Library, Jackson, Wyoming

Free and open to the public

Morning Roudup at the Triangle X Ranch, Utah State University Special Collections: FOLK COLL 64.
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Presenting the Jackson Hole Dude Ranching Traditions at the Triangle X Ranch are students Amelia Mathews-Pett, USU Folklore Program graduate student, and Rebekah Westrup, UW American Studies graduate student. Also presenting are Mr. Harold Turner from the Triangle X, field school faculty members Lisa Gabbert and Randy Williams from Utah State University, and Andrea Graham from University of Wyoming.

The event is free and open to the public.

Summer 2017, eight Utah State University and three University of Wyoming students participated in a Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation. During the hands-on field school, students documented the historic Triangle X Dude Ranch, operated for over ninety years by the Turner family. The Triangle X is the only operating dude ranch in Grand Teton National Park. The Field School was a collaboration between Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

A robust digital collection of fieldwork products will be unveiled at the event. The collection includes 26 interviews with audio, full transcripts, and photographs with members of the Turner family (third, fourth, and fifth generations), Triangle X employees, and guests, as well, as photographs from Triangle X events and ranch buildings. You may access the collection after 18 November.

Faculty: LOC: Dr. Margaret Kruesi, Dr. Guha Shankar; UW: Andrea Graham; USU: Dr. Lisa Gabbert Randy Williams

Sponsored by: The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress; Utah State University's Folklore Program and Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives; and University of Wyoming American Studies Program

Partners: National Park Services; Triangle X Ranch

Generously funded by: Utah State University English Department, Utah State University Library, Utah State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Wyoming-National Park Service Small Grants Program, the University of Wyoming American Studies Program, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and the Utah State University Mountain West Center for Regional Studies

For questions or information, please contact: Randy Williams randy.williams@usu.edu

Information for 2017 Field School: Triangle X Ranch, Grant Teton National Park

Information for 2015 Field School: Cache Valley Refugee