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Understanding Utah History Through Juanita Brooks With Richard Saunders On Monday's Access Utah

Southern Utah University

Richard Saunders is librarian and professor of history at Southern Utah University. He has written widely on the Mormons and American history topics. He will deliver the 36th annual Juanita Brooks lecture on Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Cox Auditorium on the campus of Dixie State University in St. George.

He says “My lecture revolves around Juanita Brooks and her place as a "heroic" writer, examining what "history" meant in her context and how that shapes the modern understanding of Utah and its past.”


Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.