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 …

Highlights with Heidi: Research Archivist at Utah State Archives & Records Service

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

Lauren Katz News and Events

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

Lauren Katz News and Events

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 …

Utah State Archives Named Best State Website for Genealogy by Family Tree Magazine

Lauren Katz News and Events, Research

The Utah State Archives and Records Service is proud to announce that our Name Indexes site was chosen as one of the 75 Best State Websites for Genealogy by Family Tree Magazine! This is an annual list published to provide readers with the best state-specific online resources for researching their ancestors. This year’s list has been expanded to include valuable …

Pause in our Digital Converter Service

Lauren Katz Guidelines, Records Management

Over the past five years, the number of digital images converted to microfilm through the digital converter has increased significantly. In the 2007 fiscal year, over 1.3 million digital images were converted to 699 reels of microfilm. During the last fiscal year, despite staff shortages due to the pandemic, the digital converter reformatted over 3 million images on 1,573 reels …