Reflections From the Past: Smallpox in Turn-of-the-Century Utah

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Dr. Hubert F. Andrews had just graduated from the Chicago College of Physicians and Surgeons when he settled in Gunnison, Utah, in the summer of 1899, taking a job as a Sanpete County quarantine doctor. A year earlier in 1898, Utah’s State Board of Health directed local governments to form their own health boards to oversee the diagnosis of contagious …

Records Officer Spotlight: Elyse Sullivan of Millcreek

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Elyse Sullivan is the City Recorder for Millcreek. While many Utahns have long been familiar with the Millcreek area, the city itself was only officially incorporated in 2016. Which means official city records were created during a digital era, and Elyse’s work managing the city’s records is almost entirely electronic. Elyse offered up some great advice for new records officers, …

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 …

Spotlight on: Anthony Adams, Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Meet Anthony Adams, records officer for the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District. Anthony started with the district in late 2015 as the Executive Assistant and quickly embraced his role as the records officer. He completely reorganized the district’s retention schedule, and made sure that each record series created by the district was associated with an established retention schedule. Another …

How to File Oaths of Office

Heidi Steed Open Government, Records Management

Have you ever wondered where to file an oath of office? Utah state statute lets agencies know where to file oaths of office depending on the agency type.    The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service has compiled helpful information on its website about filing oaths of office: Where each agency type must file oaths of office citations to …