Local Government Archivist Wins 2019 CIMA Service Award

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The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Alan Barnett, Local Government Archivist and Research Center Manager, has been honored with the 2019 CIMA Service Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. The CIMA Service Award is …

ARO Spotlight: Student Data Privacy Team’s Records Retention Group

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights Leave a Comment

It’s time to spotlight another team that is making records management part of their office culture. It’s a daunting goal, but they’re excited to meet the challenge! The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) takes its obligation to protect student information very seriously. The Student Data Privacy program’s focus is (among other things) to ensure that student data are protected, …

Browse Birth Certificates Online: 1916

Gina Strack Digital Archives, Research

  Birth certificate images for 1915 are now online at archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm. Although they are not indexed by name yet, if one knows the birth date and county it should not be difficult to locate the correct folder and browse through a few images for the time being. Free saving and printing of images is available. Birth certificates are the permanent …

Legislative Updates to GRAMA and PRMA

Rosemary Cundiff General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, Legislative Updates, Open Government, Records Access, Records Management, State Records Committee, Uncategorized

In the 2019 session, the Utah Legislature updated the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and the Public Records Management Act (PRMA). Senator Wayne Harper, sponsored two bills (Senate bills 25 and 108) which contained the most significant changes. With Senate bill 25, the Legislature created a new records management committee. This new committee will approve records retention schedules …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: April 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during April 2019: Department of Administrative Services (Utah). Division of Archives and Records Service Research Room quilt, ca. 1985 Carbon County (Utah). County Clerk Birth reports, 1898-1904. Delta (Utah) Budgets, 1997- Delta (Utah) Youth City Council scrapbooks, 1990-1998 Delta (Utah) Youth Court …

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

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

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

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History

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 …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: February-March 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during February and March 2019: State Land Board Directors’ actions, 1960-1973 Sevier County School District (Utah) Richfield High School yearbooks, 1956 State Land Board Meeting minutes, 1886-1973