Utah State Archives and Historical Records

Sonny Dulfo General Retention Schedules, Records Management Leave a Comment

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, …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2019

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during January 2019: Beaver County School District (Utah) Building plans, 1934-1992. Councils of Defense Utah in the World War by Noble Warrum, 1924 Department of Natural Resources. Division of Water Rights History of Applications to Appropriate Water, 1903-1989. Department of Natural Resources. …

General Retention Schedules and You!

Rebekkah Shaw General Retention Schedules Leave a Comment

Have you looked at a General Retention Schedule and thought of a better title? Is there a citation you wish would be added or removed from the description? Or maybe the retention or appraisal is confusing and you’d like to ask a question. We want to hear from you! There are a few ways to give us feedback regarding the …

State of the State Archives – 2019

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Guest Post by Ken Williams, State Archivist and Director of the State Archives. A new year has arrived at the Utah State Archives and Records Service with several exciting accomplishments behind us, initiatives on the horizon, and the kick-off of another legislative session. Here are just a few things that we have been doing. Last year, our Open Government team …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: December 2018

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during December 2018: Canyons School District (Utah). Crescent Elementary School Student attendance records, 1953-1966; 1973-1979. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation Brigham Young Forest Farm House plans, ca. 1969 District Court (First District : Rich County) Civil and probate …

Legislative Publications Updated 2018

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A number of records related to legislative research have been updated with new issues, supplements, and volumes from 2018. To better understand the process of legislative research, start with our research guide on Legislative Records Overview, with a more in-depth guide to Legislative Intent and History also available . The Utah Code Unannotated is the complete set of codified law …