Val at the Archives in 1988

Remembering Val Wilson

Jim Kichas News and Events

Our hearts are hurting as we received word that Val Wilson, a former colleague and friend to many of us at the State Archives, passed away last month.  Val began his career at the State Archives in 1969 and remained on staff until his retirement in 2005—over 36 years! Val was an excellent reference archivist and had an incredible working …

Meet the Spring 2024 Interns

Lauren Katz News and Events

We kicked off 2024 with a new round of interns! Let’s get to know our newest cohort… Austen Bergstrom recently graduated from Utah State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in history. This fall, he plans on pursuing his master’s degree in history. As in-office intern, Austen will have the chance to work with our Reference & Access Program …

2023 Service Recognition Awards

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah State Archives and Records Service is lucky to have a dedicated staff—many of whom have been with us for years! This month we hosted a Service Recognition ceremony to congratulate those who achieved a milestone on their employment with the state in 2023. State Archivist and Division Director Ken Williams presented the awards along with special guest Marvin …

Food For Thought landing graphic

That’s a Wrap on Archives Month

Lauren Katz News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the Utah Archives Month theme of food! Here are some of our favorite moments from October: Before the emergence of one-stop shop supermarkets, a variety of local grocers, butchers, and bakers in Salt Lake City delivered goods directly to customers’ homes. Ornate billheads give a glimpse into the kinds of food and sundries …

Spring 2024 Internships

Lauren Katz News and Events

Applications are now open for spring semester internships at the Utah State Archives and Records Service! These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Read more about our three internship opportunities: Local Government Records Accessioning Internship Records Retention and Appraisal Internship Reference Internship More Information These competitive internships will require an application and interview. Internships last for one …

1918 Birth Certificates Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Birth certificate images for 1918 are now online! Browse by county and date of birth to locate the correct folder. If you are not finding a record where you expect or otherwise need help, send an email to our capable reference staff at Also use this address to ask us about birth certificates for 1919-1923, which are available for …

Meet the Fall 2023 Interns

Lauren Katz News and Events

School is back in session and we’re excited to welcome a new cohort of talented interns to the Utah State Archives! Learn more about them, and the exciting projects they will be undertaking this semester, below: Lauryn Whipple recently graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelors in History and has worked at the Natural History Museum of Utah …

The USHRAB board posing with the logo superimposed on top

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Wins 2023 Award of Merit

Lauren Katz News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

It’s official: we’re award winners! The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has been awarded the 2023 SHRAB Award of Merit from the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This annual award recognizes an outstanding State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) and the Utah SHRAB unanimously won for outstanding programming and …