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 …

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Utah History Day 2022: History in Government Winners

Lauren Katz History, News and Events, Research

Every year in April, students across the state, from grades 4-12, embark on a research project for Utah History Day, part of the larger National History Day contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research in libraries, archives, and museums. The final projects are presented in one of five ways: an exhibit, …

Happy Retirement, Julie!

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This month we said goodbye to Julie Talbot-Maesta after 35 years of public service at the Utah State Archives. Her hard work and attention to detail have been invaluable to the institution. As a Reformatting Specialist, Julie spent time working on a massive inventory project at the Records Center in Clearfield. Most recently, she completed the digitization of the Criminal …

2002 Olympic Records

Lauren Katz Digital Archives, News and Events, Research Guides

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City! As the repository for government records, the Utah State Archives has a wonderful collection of documents related to this historic event. Let’s take a look… Series 26017 – Governor Leavitt 2K2 Program Records 2K2 was created by Governor Michael Leavitt as a non-profit organization to …

Meet the State Government Team!

Lauren Katz Records Management

Here at the Utah State Archives, we’ve assembled a team of specialists to provide records management services to other state agencies. Let’s meet the team! Kendra Yates is the Chief Records Officer for the State and manager of the Records & Information Management (RIM) section. She started at the Archives as a records management specialist in February 2014, consulting with …

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Highlights with Heidi: Clarkston Records

Lauren Katz History, News and Events

This special find actually came from our OTHER Heidi who is a Records and Information Management Specialist for local governments. Recently her team visited the town of Clarkston in Cache County and were able to bring back some records to keep in our repository. Once everything is processed we will share more, but we couldn’t help sharing this sneak peek.  …

Our Goodbye to Ken Hansen

Lauren Katz News and Events

After over 41 years of service to the State of Utah, Department of Government Operations Deputy Director Ken Hansen will be retiring this month. Ken is an incredible leader and is someone that many throughout the state have relied on for his extensive knowledge, his professionalism, and his desire to make a positive impact in every role he has been …

Certified Public Managers

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We want to wish a huge congratulations to two members of our staff who completed the Certified Public Managers (CPM) program in 2021: Avalon Snell, who is a Local/State Agency Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist and Dylan Mace, who is the administrator for the Open Records Portal and the Public Notice Website. Certified Public Manager is a professional designation …

2021 Service Recognition Awards

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah State Archives and Records Service is lucky to have a hardworking and dedicated staff. Many of our colleagues have been with the Archives for years so this December we took the chance to celebrate them! We hosted a small Service Recognition Awards ceremony in our building to congratulate all those who achieved a milestone on their employment with …

A Day to Honor Our Veterans

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On this Veterans Day, we want to thank those who have served in our armed services. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially …