Spring City (Utah) Cemetery map

New Finding Aids at the Archives: July 2020

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during July 2020: Inventory of Official transcripts from Alpine School District (Utah). American Fork High School, 1910-2020 Inventory of Municipal code from Riverton (Utah), 1978-2009 Inventory of Ordinances from Riverton (Utah), 1947-2020 Inventory of Administrative records from Spring City (Utah), 1917-2000. Inventory …

Probate Records for Salt Lake County: Part 2 – John B. Farlow, Druggist

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This post is the second in a series on the Salt Lake County Probate case files. See part 1. The remaining case files from 1889 to the end of the territorial period  (numbers 1397-2689) for Salt Lake County are online. As the end of the 19th century approached, the process and documents continued to become more professional, uniform, and better …

Utah’s Society of Professional Journalists awards the Division of Archives and Records Service annual Sunshine Award

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The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service will be honored this year with the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine Award. The award is given annually to honor an organization or individual whose work has promoted transparency and open government in our state. According to Matthew LaPlante, Associate Professor at Utah State University in the …

Spotlight on: Davis County Records Division

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Records management is better with a team, and the Davis County Clerk/Auditor’s Records Division proves that to be true. The team is made up of unique and talented records officers including: Records Manager Rebecca Abbott, and archivists Jessy Turner and Becky Wright. The team took a moment out of their busy schedules to tell us a little bit about themselves, …

Photograph of a probate record book.

Probate Records for Salt Lake County

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This post is the first in a 3-part series on the Salt Lake County Probate Case Files. The probate case files in Salt Lake County are some of the oldest records at the Utah State Archives. Since the initial pioneer settlement was concentrated within the boundaries of Salt Lake County, prominent names are easy to find within these estates, such …

Additional grant funding available from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

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Does your institution hold unprocessed archival papers, at-risk image collections in need of digitization, or other historical records in need of preservation? The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has additional funding opportunities!  Grants from the USHRAB are accessible to government (excluding federal) and non-profit institutions that care for documentary collections of historical and enduring value. Funding of up to $7,500 is available for …

Martha Hughes Cannon, First Female Senator: Stories of Utah Women

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Early Life Martha Hughes was born in Wales in 1857. Her parents were recent converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, immigrating to Utah when Martha was four years old in 1861. Martha’s father, Peter Hughes, died of consumption just days after they arrived. Her mother remarried about a year later and the family settled in Salt …

Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Awards Funding to Preserve and Provide Access to Utah’s History

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board’s (USHRAB) Spring 2020 grant funding round has wrapped up and we are happy to announce awards to four institutions preserving and providing access to Utah’s history. Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT The Southern Utah Museum of Art will be receiving $3,143.47 to process, preserve, and digitize the archival records of …

Page from Emery County vital records

New Finding Aids at the Archives: May and June 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during May and June 2020: Inventory of Attendance registers from Box Elder County School District (Utah). Willard Elementary School, 1919-1980. Inventory of Bond redemption registers from Centerfield (Utah), 1952-1973 Inventory of Case information records from Children’s Aid Society of Utah, 1936-1985 Inventory …