Team Work Makes a Project Work!: Spotlight on Virgin Town

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights 1 Comment

Even small towns have a good amount of government business to record, and just like their larger municipal counterparts, finding space to store all of those records is a never ending challenge. In the Virgin Town Hall, a historic school house, managing limited storage space is especially important. Just over a year ago the upstairs storage room in the Virgin …

Reflections on a Centenary for World War I

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The Utah State Archives is wrapping up a yearslong recognition of the 100th anniversary since the end of World War I (also known as a centenary). As a repository of a number of military records, we knew there would be an opportunity to introduce  them to a new audience keen to learn about the Great War. The motivation came from …

Documents on the Utah Public Notice Website

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This guest post is written by Glen Fairclough who is the administrator of the Utah Public Notice Website. From time to time, people ask whether documents posted on the Utah Public Notice Website are ever removed. The answer to that question has changed. From its inception in 2008, the practice was to make all documents available through the website. Given …

It’s Time for Another RIMM Webinar Series!

Sonny Dulfo General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, Legislative Updates, Open Government, Records Management, Training Leave a Comment

Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) 2019 is here! To celebrate we are hosting a webinar each week in April. General Retention Schedules by Rebekkah Shaw and Heidi Steed, RIM Specialists at the Utah State Archives Wednesday, April 3, Noon-1:00 p.m. Rebekkah and Heidi will have a discussion about the general retention schedules–how they have changed, why they’re changing, and …

Grant Funds Available to Preserve Utah’s Historical Records

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has funding available for public and private non-profit institutions with archival collections. Grants of up to $7,500 are available for projects designed to increase access to and preserve historical records. Grants require a one-to-one in-kind and/or cash match and must contain a public access component. Applications are required and must be received …

Utah Open Government Sunshine Conference! “Building Trust Through Transparency”

Dylan Mace News and Events, Open Government Leave a Comment

Welcome to the Utah Open Government Sunshine Conference! “Building Trust Through Transparency” Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is excited to announce the second annual Open Government Conference.  Come and learn why transparency matters and how to work together for a better open government. Our guest speakers include: Kenneth …

Utah State Archives and Historical Records

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Does the Utah State Archives destroy historical records? There seems to be a pervasive rumor among governmental entities that the Utah State Archives and Records Service is in the business of microfilming and destroying permanent historic records. Let us set the record straight. According to Utah State Archives Assistant Director, Jim Kichas: in the latter half of the 20th century, …