Nursing students situating patient in wheelchair, 1960s
Black and white photograph of female Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students situating a male patient in a wheelchair. Photograph taken during the 1960s. Nursing Program, Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute (Salt Lake Community College). Specific persons in photo not identified.
Construction Trades Building and college quad, circa early 1980s
Color photograph of the Construction Trades Building as viewed at a distance from the west side of the college quad. Photograph taken sometime around the early 1980s at the Redwood Campus of Utah Technical College at Salt Lake (Salt Lake Community College).
Left to Right: S. V. Lund, Fred R. Greene Jr., William A. Carver. R. A. Horne, James B. Larsen, Dave Turner, Frank Hulbert. Digitization completed with funds from a 2017 USHRAB (Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board) Grant that was awarded to Salt Lake Community College, Library Services.
The Art Truck brings exciting and accessible contemporary art created by leading local and national artists directly to schools and community venues along the Wasatch Front. Engage in learning about our current Art Truck installation by Carlos Rosales-Silva, a contemporary artist from Austin, Texas whose paintings photos, sculptures and drawings investigate themes of borders, diversity and identity. Growing up in various parts of Texas, artist Carlos Rosales-Silva had to reconcile his own identity — half Mexican, half American Indian — with that of his larger-than-life state. "Texas history is all about mythmaking" said Rosales-Silva, 30, who's in Utah this month with an art exhibit on wheels in the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's Art Truck. Rosales-Silva, who is now living in New York but will forever associate himself with Texas, aims to examine identity issues of race and class and "filter them through formal art movements." He lists as examples Op Art (think Bauhaus) and Abstract Expressionism (Mark Rothko and others), as well as popular culture iconography. Take, for example, his "Texas Comanches" banner. It's a large red-and-white banner like one you would see in any high-school gymnasium. But this one reads, "Texas Comanches, State Champions, 1747-1865" the dates indicating how long the Comanches roamed Texas before white settlers ultimately defeated the native population. "A lot of my things have a sense of humor" Rosales-Silva said. "It's laughing to keep from crying. If you can make people laugh, you can get their attention." The Art Truck will be easy to identify as it drives around Salt Lake City: It will be wrapped in a 7-foot-high vinyl version of Rosales-Silva's diptych "Bringing Sexy Back." Exhibition held in the Art Truck.
Shirley Collins, Cecil Samuelsen, and Jane Morrison studying human anatomy drawing, circa 1961
Black and white photograph of Licenced Practical Nursing (LPN) student Shirley Collins (left), Cecil Samuelsen (center), and nursing instructor Jane Morrison (right) studying a human anatomy drawing. Photograph taken sometime in 1961. Nursing Program, Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute (Salt Lake Community College).
Installation of a street sign at student project house site, 1954
Black and white photograph of the installation of a large street sign at a student project house construction site in 1954. Sign proclaims "Our Building Trades students are building this house. Salt Lake Area Vocational School, 431 South Sixth East, Dial 3-4594." Building Trades Program, Salt Lake Area Vocational School (Salt Lake Community College). Specific persons in photograph not identified.