Olene Walker: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History Leave a Comment

Olene Walker was born in Ogden, UT in 1930. Her parents were both educators and her father was the Ogden School Superintendent for 25 years. Olene was elected to her first position in the student government during junior high. She later earned a debate scholarship to Weber College, but transferred to Brigham Young University after her first year. After earning …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: December 2019

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during December 2019: Inventory of Council minutes from Centerfield (Utah), 1909-2019 Inventory of Board minutes from Children’s Aid Society of Utah, 1910-2008 Inventory of Administrative records from Children’s Aid Society of Utah, 1910-2000 Inventory of Institutional histories from Children’s Aid Society of …

Suffrage and Stories of Utah Women

Centennial of Women’s Suffrage: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson History, News and Events Leave a Comment

The year 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment being passed! It was ratified in August of 1920 by the thirty-six states needed to add it to the Constitution, and then white women had the right to vote nationwide. It took several more decades for this right to be extended to minorities. We will start celebrating this anniversary …

Spring City, Utah home

New Finding Aids at the Archives: November 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during November 2019: Inventory of City Between the Canyons: A History of Cottonwood Heights, 1849-1953 from Cottonwood Heights (Utah), 2018. Inventory of Audit reports from Spring City (Utah), 1940-2006 Inventory of Meeting agenda and notices from Spring City (Utah), 2007-2014 In addition, …

New Discoveries in the Archives: Murder and Racism in 1893

Lauren Katz Digital Archives, Research

This blog post was written by Mariah Todd. She is the fall 2019 Outreach Intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. She is a senior at UVU majoring in History and she is particularly interested in primary sources. In 1893, seventeen-year-old Charles Arnup was arrested for killing a man. The following year, his attorney submitted a pardon application …

Now YOU can transcribe Utah history!

Lauren Katz History, News and Events

Have you ever wondered how records get indexed and pages get transcribed? The truth is, it is a big job and we could use your help!  We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with an online tool called FromThePage. FromThePage is online software for transcribing documents and collaborating on transcriptions with others. You can transcribe anytime, anywhere! All …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during October 2019: Inventory of Executive orders from Governor (2005-2009 : Huntsman), 2005-2009. Inventory of Fetal death certificates from Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 1905-2019 | View Online In addition, the following were updated with new records or more description: Inventory …

Our History: The Next 50 Years

Jim Kichas History

This is the final post in our series celebrating our 50th anniversary as a distinct division in Utah government. While previous entries have explored the early years (and people) of the Utah State Archives and Records Service, today’s post will attempt to look ahead and project what the Utah State Archives and Records Service of 2069 might look like. Obviously …

Archives Administration ca. 2009

Our History: The State Archivists of Utah

Jim Kichas History

As noted in the last two blog posts in this series, the Utah State Archives and Records Service has seen its fair share of change from its inception as a program within the Utah State Historical Society to its emergence as a discrete division within Utah’s executive branch. The changes and opportunities that have impacted our agency have been navigated …

Our History: 50 Years Of Service

Jim Kichas History

As noted in the last blog in this series, the Utah State Archives was born as an office in the State Historical Society, before being moved out and on its own as part of the state’s Little Hoover Commission study on government organization. This move became official in 1969 when the “Archives and Records Service Act” was passed and the …