Grateful Thanks

Gina Strack News and Events Leave a Comment

Though only with the Utah State Archives in a part-time position for just over two years, Maren Peterson contributed to numerous projects and multiple programs in that time. Maren joined us with experience in historical records and indexing from Brigham Young University in October 2019. As she moves onto another job, we wanted to recognize and share with you some of the …

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

Highlights with Heidi: Clarkston Records

Lauren Katz History, News and Events Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 …

New Digital Collection: Colorado River Compact Records

Jim Kichas Digital Archives, History, News and Events Leave a Comment

November 24, 2022 will mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Colorado River Compact. In the eleven months between January and November of 1922, multiple meetings were held between federal and western state representatives that resulted in the Colorado River Compact. Over the course of its history, the legal framework that has emerged to manage development of the …

Part of an 1897 marriage license from Utah County

Early Utah County Marriage Records Now Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events Leave a Comment

In Utah, nearly all marriage applications and licenses or similar records have remained in county clerk offices. The Utah State Archives has limited copies on microfilm (most before about 1900).  A few years ago we were excited to receive marriage license applications from Utah County that were more than one hundred years old. Our Local Government archivist Alan Barnett oversaw …

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 …

Looking Back: 1980 Capitol Windstorm

Alan Barnett History, News and Events

Here along the Wasatch Front, we periodically get some pretty wild windstorms. Some do more damage than others, so some are more memorable than others. In September 2020 we had a particularly strong storm that uprooted hundreds of trees and caused prolonged power outages. Coming as it did on the heels of Salt Lake’s largest recorded earthquake and in the …

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 …