Years of Promise: The University of Utah's A. Ray Olpin Era

Years of Promise:  The University of Utah's A. Ray Olpin Era "Years of Promise" reveals the crucial role that university president A. Ray Olpin played in transforming the University of Utah from a provincial college to a first rate national university.

By Anne Palmer Peterson (University of Utah Press, 2009)

12/06/2009

Signed copies of Years of Promise are still available at the King's English Bookshop!

12/04/2009

The third event in a week of great events celebrating the launch of YOP is now over. Thanks to all who came out to greet Anne and get a copy of the book. Please share your thoughts, questions, anecdotes and more here on this group page!

12/03/2009

Another great event with Anne Palmer Peterson and A. Ray Olpin -- a very full house at the Alta Club Library Forum this evening! Thank you to all the friends, family, colleagues, U of U alums and so many other great friends who came out for the reading and "Tales out of School" tonight!

11/20/2009

Look for your email invitation to Anne Palmer Peterson's gallery talk and book signing on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., at the King's English. If you haven't gotten an invitation, let us know!

11/20/2009

In doing some demographic data research with the Utah Office of Tourism today, I realized that the classification of the Baby Boomer Generation is 1946 - 1964! Is A. Ray Olpin the "Baby Boomer President"? In all seriousness, as I've started reading the book, it is very interesting to look at the University as an example of what our entire country was experiencing during the Baby Boom!

11/03/2009
www.amazon.com

Years of Promise Fan, Peter Kraus, just sent a timely update: Amazon began shipping Years of Promise today!

Amazon.com: Years of Promise: The University of Utah's A. Ray Olpin Era, 1946-1964 (9780874809695): Anne Palmer Peterson, David P Gardner: Books

10/31/2009

With this book being nearly 40 years in the making, President Olpin's son, Howard Olpin was nearly dumbounded to hear of its impending publication. So he wrote to the author, "Just for my curiosity, does the book mention anything about his involvement with establishing American relations with the Japanese after WWII? Or that his Olpin Plan was converted to the Peace Corps by Sargent Shriver?"

Mark your calendars to meet Years of Promise author, Anne Palmer Peterson, see some photos from the archives that didn't...
10/30/2009
Anne Palmer Peterson and Years of Promise | The King's English Bookshop

Mark your calendars to meet Years of Promise author, Anne Palmer Peterson, see some photos from the archives that didn't make the book, and see some old University of Utah friends! Rumor has it that this event will be held during "Utah Locals" week, which is always a fun time at the King's English!

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