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 …

Happy Retirement, Susan!

Lauren Katz News and Events

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!

Lauren Katz News and Events

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

Lauren Katz News and Events

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

Lauren Katz News and Events

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!

Lauren Katz News and Events

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 …