Spring 2023 Internships

Lauren Katz News and Events Leave a Comment

Applications are now open for spring semester internships at the Utah State Archives and Records Service! These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Read more about our four internship opportunities: Reference Internship Work with our Reference Team to help answer research questions from the public! This in-person internship works directly with our Reference & Access Program Manager …

Utah’s Records Transparency Websites Have a New Look!

Dylan Mace News and Events, Open Government Leave a Comment

Government records are the property of the state (Utah Code 63A-12-105(1)). The public has a right to open and fair access to records that are classified as public. At the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, we take transparency very seriously. Our Open Government team maintains two important websites for the state of Utah: the Utah Public Notice Website, …

Goodbye to Archives Month

Lauren Katz News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the Utah Archives Month theme of water! Here are some of our favorite moments from October: Our friends at Utah State History hosted the 70th annual Utah State Historical Society conference with the theme of “Water at the Confluence of Past and Future”. In addition to our State Archives table, we also had a special …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2022

Gina Strack Finding Aids Leave a Comment

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here is the newest one created during October 2022: Inventory of Affidavits of kinship and indemnification agreements from Spanish Fork (Utah), 1995-2022 Inventory of Cemetery financial records from Spanish Fork (Utah), 1906-2022 Inventory of Justice court dockets from Spanish Fork (Utah), 1866-2022

The Great Salt Fake

Heidi Steed History, Research

A copy of a black and white photo of the Saltair sits above my Grandma’s desk. I’ve been obsessed with it since I was a kid. Her father claimed to be one of the bathers featured in the center of the picture perched upon a floating tub. He’s surrounded by a group of men and women, frolicking in their old-timey …

Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

We are thrilled to announce the latest additions to the Utah State Archives team! Maren Peterson, who previously worked with us in a part-time position, joined our Records and Information Management team as the Education and State Agency RIM Specialist. In this role, she will help her assigned agencies with records management and facilitating the transfer of records to the care …

Utah State Archivist Named CoSA President

Lauren Katz News and Events

Congratulations to our Director and Utah State Archivist Ken Williams who was just named Board President of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA)! CoSA is a national nonprofit organization responsible for ensuring that the nation’s documentary heritage is preserved. Members include government archives in the fifty states, five territories, and District of Columbia. At the annual meeting in Tennessee last …

Happy Archives Month!

Lauren Katz News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Each October, Utah joins the nation in celebrating Archives Month as a way to highlight the importance of records of enduring value and to raise public awareness of the role archives play in our daily lives. 2022 Theme Utah’s 2022 theme is Water, which is THE primary source! Archival records can provide a unique glimpse into the history of our human relationship with water …