Spring 2023 Internships

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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 …

Goodbye to Archives Month

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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 …

Welcome to our New Staff!

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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

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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 …

Happy Retirement, Susan!

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Last month we said goodbye to Susan Mumford after 16 years of public service at the Utah State Archives. After owning an art and custom frame business for 18 years, Susan attended Emporia State University where she earned her MLIS. She then joined the State Archives where she wore many hats including records analyst, processor, volunteer coordinator, secretary of the …

Welcome Fall 2022 Interns!

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After over two years of remote internships, we’re thrilled to welcome our Fall 2022 cohort in-person! They kicked off the semester with a tour of the Utah State Archives building, a chance to meet our staff, and time to dive into their projects with their specific advisors. Learn more about the interns: Silver Hinckley recently graduated from BYU-Idaho with her …

Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

Over the past few months, the Utah State Archives staff have been sifting through resumes and conducting interviews in order to grow our team! After a competitive and insightful process, we are happy to introduce our new Collections Management Specialist and new Lead Reformatting Technician. Let’s get to know them…. Carl Jemmett, Collections Management Specialist Please describe what you do …

Fall 2022 Internships

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We are thrilled to announce that after a two-year COVID hiatus, we are bringing back our internship program! We have spent the last two years updating our program structure to now provide competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships designed especially for students. This Fall 2022, we are kicking things off with three internship opportunities: Reference Internship Work with our Reference Team to …

Digital Archivist Wins 2022 CIMA Service Award

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The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Gina Strack, Digital Archives Program Manager, has been honored with the 2022 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 given to an …