In 1877, Utah’s Territorial Governor George W. Emery (1875-1880) declared that year’s Thanksgiving to be on November 29th. This proclamation highlights two prominent features of the early Thanksgiving celebrations.
The Utah State Archives is excited to host the new History of the Utah Training School exhibit created by the Utah State Developmental Center. The exhibit will be in the Archives lobby from November 15, 2018 through January 7, 2019.
President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the First Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) with a proclamation. Today on the centenary of the Armistice we honor those who answered the call to fight on foreign shores — Not just our men and women from Utah, but from every corner of the globe.
In 1922, the War Department forwarded a packet of translated documents to Utah’s Adjutant General. The War Department had been working to publish a book identifying all of the American soldiers who had received a foreign citation or decoration, such as the French Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) and the Polish Kryzyż Walecznych (Cross of Valor). Unfortunately, they were not able to fund such a project and were providing the pertinent records to each state with the hope that the states could publish them.
Did you vote today? Have you voted in the past? Utah has a long voting history at both the national and local level.
In 1993, a Canadian, Mr. Bob Nixon, was camping in our fair state and took some time to stop at Newspaper Rock. He took a few photographs, possibly solved a mystery, and sent a letter to our Division of Parks and Recreation with his theories. I figure he tells the story best:
New World War I Records Online: Dead Rosters
For more than a year, Linda Lindstrom has come to the archives every Wednesday to volunteer on a variety of projects. From organizing files for the State Records Committee to indexing, Linda has spent more than 250 hours helping out at the Archives since July 2017. For the past several months, Linda has been sitting at the little table outside …
New World War I Records Online: Service Questionnaires and the story of Dora Askew, Army Nurse.
Archives Month is here again and this year we are focusing on the centenary anniversary of the end of the First World War. With that in mind, we will be posting weekly blogs discussing the war related records in our collections that we have digitized for you to access online. National Guard 145th Field Artillery scrapbook, 1917-1918. (Series 10339) As …