Digital Archivist Wins 2020 CIMA Mentor Award

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The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Gina Strack, Digital Archives Manager, has been honored with the 2020 CIMA Mentor Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. This award was presented to Gina for her many …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: April 2020

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during April 2020: Inventory of Grant School Registers from Salt Lake City School District (Utah), 1917-1919; 1930-1933. Inventory of Longfellow School Registers from Salt Lake City School District (Utah), 1905-1930 Inventory of School Registers from Salt Lake City School District (Utah). Lowell …

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Davis County hard at work preserving historical records with USHRAB grant funds

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Introduction: The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is currently accepting applications for its latest grant funding round. Grants are available for short-term projects meant to preserve and promote access to historical records held by libraries, museums, historical societies, and other non-profits as well as state and local government entities. Have you ever wondered what one of these projects …

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Frequently Asked Questions of the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB)

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is currently accepting applications for grant funding. Optional, but strongly encouraged, draft deadline is May 1, 2020. Final deadline is June 4, 2020. Have questions about the re-grant program? Browse through these FAQs and feel free to reach out to us. Project proposals: Can we use USHRAB funds to …? Hire an …

Who is the USHRAB?

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is made up of professionals from across the state with experience in the management, care, and preservation of historical records. The Board consists of seven members plus a chair appointed by the governor. Current members hail from Carbon County, Kane County, Cache County, Uintah County, Iron County, and the Wasatch Front and …

Women in World War II: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History, Research

Utah women volunteered in droves to help the war effort in the 1940’s. There were several different ways to volunteer and serve. If women were trained medically they could be a nurse in the American Red Cross or any military division. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Women’s Reserve, known as the SPARS, was the World War II women’s branch …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: March 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during March 2020: Inventory of Library Development Program annual reports from Department of Heritage and Arts. State Library, 1984-2002 Inventory of Planning commission minutes from Leeds (Utah), 1982-2020 Inventory of Photographs from Legislature (Utah). House of Representatives, 1980-2020 Inventory of Brief Sketch …

Small town history made accessible with USHRAB grant

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

The Emery County Archives was awarded a grant from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) in 2018 amounting to $1,397 for the digitization of the Emery County Progress. Because issues from the paper’s first ten years had already been digitized, this portion of the grant-funded project focused on issues from September 1918 to September 1940. Over the summer …

Birth certificate from 1917

Browse Birth Certificates Online: 1917

Gina Strack Digital Archives, Research

Birth certificate images for 1917 are now online at archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm. Although they are not indexed by name yet, if one knows the birth date and county it should not be difficult to locate the correct folder and browse through a few images for the time being. Free saving and printing of images is available. Birth certificates are the permanent legal …