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USU Showcases Historical Outdoor Products in Online Exhibit Thursday, Jan. 02, 2020

Throughout the years, Utah State University has seen many advancements in outdoor recreation through the creation of ground-breaking products and technology. But university officials didn't have a place for them to be seen collectively, by students or the public, until now. Clint Pumphrey, manuscript curator for the school’s Special Collections department, helped solve this problem with the creation of the Outdoor Recreation Archive. The display manifests the history of the outdoor industry by compiling around 1,600 items donated by collectors, enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors to be preserved and studied, according to Pumphrey. ... Those who would like to view these items can do so in person by visiting Utah State’s reading room, located on the lower level of the library. The physical items are preserved and protected in temperature-controlled environments so they can continue to be enjoyed for years, Pumphrey said. ... The collection is accessible to the public on their website as well as in person at Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library.


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