Suffrage and Stories of Utah Women

Alberta Hill Henry: Stories of Utah Women

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Alberta Hill was born in Louisiana in 1920, where her parents worked as sharecroppers. As African Americans, they were discriminated against in Louisiana. When she was three, her family moved to Kansas where they hoped for a better racial climate and educational opportunities for their children.  When Alberta was a teenager she was in a car accident. A piece of …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2020

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Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during January 2020: Inventory of Ordinances from Centerfield (Utah), 1909-2020 Inventory of Survey record from Heber City (Utah), undated. Inventory of Council minutes from Leeds (Utah), 1953-2007. Inventory of Interment register from Spring City (Utah), 1892-2014 Inventory of Poll tax ledger from …

Sunshine Conference 2020

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The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is proud to announce the third annual Sunshine Conference. The theme is “Transparency, Trust, and Public Service”. Presentations will cover the origins of Utah’s open record laws, the ABC’s of GRAMA, the media’s perspective on record requests, and a discussion on preserving electronic records. Appointed Records Officers, the general public, and anyone …

Suffrage and Stories of Utah Women

Olene Walker: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History

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

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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

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 …

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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 …