Welcome to the new blog!

Rae Gifford News and Events

It is official. Yesterday (October 1, 2017), the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service combined our two blogs into a fresh new one! The Utah State Archives serves a diverse audience, yet we are a single institution. Our new blog is an effort to provide a single voice at a single location for all of our audiences. We will …

We’ve Moved!

Rae Gifford News and Events

On October 1, 2017, the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service combined our two blogs into a single, new blog: archivesnews.utah.gov. The Utah State Archives serves a diverse audience, yet we are a single institution. Our new blog is an effort to provide a single voice at a single location for all of our audiences. We will ensure that …

We've Moved!

Rae Gifford Records Management

On October 1, 2017, the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service combined our two blogs into a single, new blog: archivesnews.utah.gov. The Utah State Archives serves a diverse audience, yet we are a single institution. Our new blog is an effort to provide a single voice at a single location for all of our audiences. From preserving and providing …

The Annual History Conference is coming!

Rae Gifford News and Events

Join the Utah State Archives and Records Service on October 11th at this year’s free annual Utah History Conference, “Local Matters: Interweaving Historical Threads of Community,” sponsored by the Utah Division of State History. Two of our own will be presenting this year. Alan Barnett will be highlighting historic homes with names and Jim Kichas will be part of a …

Our Website Is Down

Rae Gifford News and Events

We are aware that our website is down and are currently working to fix it. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

FREE Disaster Planning Workshop at the Archives

Rae Gifford Records Management, Training

Are you worried about your preservation or COOP plans?  If you lost your essential records would you still be able to get your work done? As the devastating events of the recent hurricanes have shown us, we have little control over the disasters that affect our records. The way we respond to these disasters dictates the continuity of our operations …

FREE Disaster Planning Workshop

Rae Gifford News and Events

As the devastating events of Hurricane Harvey have shown us, we have little control over the disasters that impact our lives and our records. The way we respond to these disasters dictates the continuity of our operations and the preservation of our cultural resources. Yet, not all disasters come with hurricane-force winds or earthquake shakes. Just last spring the cold …

Jim Kichas Receives CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award

Rae Gifford News and Events

At this year’s Council of State Archivists (CoSA) Annual Meeting Work Session in July our own Jim Kichas reported on his learning opportunities as part of the CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award he had received. Patricia Smith-Mansfield and Ken Williams nominated Jim for the award to help him in his new position as Archives Manager here at the Utah State Archives and …