ARO Spotlight: Emily Bejarano from Academica West

Lisa Catano Records Officer Spotlights

Emily Bejarano has worked with Utah charter schools for the past twenty years through her job at Academica West. Her role is to train new school secretaries on records management,  student data privacy laws, and best practices. In other words, she’s the one who answers the question “What do I do with all these old boxes of records?” Thanks for …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2023

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here is the newest one created during October 2023: Inventory of School census books from Ogden School District (Utah), 1891-1974 Inventory of Newspaper clipping scrapbooks from Provo (Utah). Mayor, 1939-2010 Inventory of Municipal code from Tooele (Utah). City Council, 1978- The following series inventories were also updated: Inventory of School …

Food For Thought landing graphic

That’s a Wrap on Archives Month

Lauren Katz News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the Utah Archives Month theme of food! Here are some of our favorite moments from October: Before the emergence of one-stop shop supermarkets, a variety of local grocers, butchers, and bakers in Salt Lake City delivered goods directly to customers’ homes. Ornate billheads give a glimpse into the kinds of food and sundries …

Spring 2024 Internships

Lauren Katz News and Events

Applications are now open for spring semester internships at the Utah State Archives and Records Service! These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Read more about our three internship opportunities: Local Government Records Accessioning Internship Records Retention and Appraisal Internship Reference Internship More Information These competitive internships will require an application and interview. Internships last for one …

ARO Spotlight: Department of Environmental Quality Records Team

Renée Wilson Records Officer Spotlights

Over the several years that I’ve been a RIM specialist at the State Archives, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many different State departments. The Department of Environmental Quality has consistently reached out to State Archives over the years, and is always just delightful to work with, so I wanted to recognize them for that. Instead of highlighting a …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: September 2023

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here is the newest one created during September 2023: Inventory of Utah State Official Family photograph from Secretary of State, 1946. The following series inventories were also updated: Inventory of Civil and criminal case files from Salt Lake County (Utah). Probate Court, 1852-1887. Inventory of Power resources records from State …

1918 Birth Certificates Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Birth certificate images for 1918 are now online! Browse by county and date of birth to locate the correct folder. If you are not finding a record where you expect or otherwise need help, send an email to our capable reference staff at Also use this address to ask us about birth certificates for 1919-1923, which are available for …

Demolition of the City Center in March, seen from the south side of the complex.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Records Hold the Memory of Provo’s Mid-Century City Center

Alan Barnett History

Long-time Provo residents may have felt a certain sense of loss several months ago as they watched the demolition of the familiar Provo City Center that housed city government for over 50 years. Completed in 1972, the complex was Provo’s first purpose-built city hall since the city government was formed in 1851. As with many city halls, the building was …

Cover of the 1893-1933; Petition for Naturalization

Becoming American: Declarations and Naturalization Records from Sevier County, Utah

Guest Author Digital Archives, Research

This blog post was written by Valeria T. Solano Rojo, a summer 2023 intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Services. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in History from Western Illinois University. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies declared independence from the British Empire to become the United States of America. The new nation turned into …