The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) Welcomes Tarienne Mitchell

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The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is made up of professionals from around the state who have experience in the management, preservation, and care of historical records. Board members are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year terms, each bringing their own expertise to the group and acting as a regional representative from all of Utah’s far-flung corners. …

Connecting the Dots: A Look at How State and Local Processes Interact

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An 1851 law passed by the territorial legislature required that the state government keep a “fair and faithful record of all marks and brands” indicating ownership of livestock. These brand books recorded the mark or shape of the brand, whether the brand was located on the livestock’s body or on their ear, the name of the person applying for the …

Poll taxes in Utah?

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Poll taxes, or fixed sums levied on any eligible individual, are uncommon these days. Historically, they are usually discussed in conjunction with civil rights and disenfranchisement. So it might be a bit surprising to come across a record like this, a poll tax register from Spring City. We often hear about poll taxes in the Deep South, but here in …

Meet the Local Government Team!

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Here at the Utah State Archives, we’ve dedicated much time and effort over the past few years to build up a robust local government team to meet the unique needs of Utah’s municipalities, counties, schools, and special districts. The team is made up of trained records management and archives specialists.  Alan Barnett is the Local Government Archivist and manager of …

Spring City and the 1936 Election

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It’s election season in Utah and pictured here are voter registration lists from 1936. These lists came to us from Spring City, Utah, in Sanpete County, as part of a large records transfer by the city to the State Archives in May 2019. These records, along with others transferred at the time, have now been fully processed, cataloged, and preserved. …

Additional grant funding available from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

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Does your institution hold unprocessed archival papers, at-risk image collections in need of digitization, or other historical records in need of preservation? The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has additional funding opportunities!  Grants from the USHRAB are accessible to government (excluding federal) and non-profit institutions that care for documentary collections of historical and enduring value. Funding of up to $7,500 is available for …

Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Awards Funding to Preserve and Provide Access to Utah’s History

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The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board’s (USHRAB) Spring 2020 grant funding round has wrapped up and we are happy to announce awards to four institutions preserving and providing access to Utah’s history. Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT The Southern Utah Museum of Art will be receiving $3,143.47 to process, preserve, and digitize the archival records of …

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Davis County hard at work preserving historical records with USHRAB grant funds

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Introduction: The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is currently accepting applications for its latest grant funding round. Grants are available for short-term projects meant to preserve and promote access to historical records held by libraries, museums, historical societies, and other non-profits as well as state and local government entities. Have you ever wondered what one of these projects …

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Frequently Asked Questions of the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB)

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The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is currently accepting applications for grant funding. Optional, but strongly encouraged, draft deadline is May 1, 2020. Final deadline is June 4, 2020. Have questions about the re-grant program? Browse through these FAQs and feel free to reach out to us. Project proposals: Can we use USHRAB funds to …? Hire an …

Who is the USHRAB?

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The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is made up of professionals from across the state with experience in the management, care, and preservation of historical records. The Board consists of seven members plus a chair appointed by the governor. Current members hail from Carbon County, Kane County, Cache County, Uintah County, Iron County, and the Wasatch Front and …