Digital Archivist Wins 2020 CIMA Mentor Award

Lauren Katz

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Gina Strack, Digital Archives Manager, has been honored with the 2020 CIMA Mentor Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. This award was presented to Gina for her many …

Sunshine Conference 2020

Lauren Katz

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is proud to announce the third annual Sunshine Conference. The theme is “Transparency, Trust, and Public Service”. Presentations will cover the origins of Utah’s open record laws, the ABC’s of GRAMA, the media’s perspective on record requests, and a discussion on preserving electronic records. Appointed Records Officers, the general public, and anyone …

Suffrage and Stories of Utah Women

Centennial of Women’s Suffrage: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson

The year 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment being passed! It was ratified in August of 1920 by the thirty-six states needed to add it to the Constitution, and then white women had the right to vote nationwide. It took several more decades for this right to be extended to minorities. We will start celebrating this anniversary …

Now YOU can transcribe Utah history!

Lauren Katz

Have you ever wondered how records get indexed and pages get transcribed? The truth is, it is a big job and we could use your help!  We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with an online tool called FromThePage. FromThePage is online software for transcribing documents and collaborating on transcriptions with others. You can transcribe anytime, anywhere! All …

1910 Birth Certificates Available in Online Name Index

Gina Strack

Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1910 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from the Utah Birth Certificate Index. As all birth certificates at least 100 years old are public, also browse 1911-1916 online for free. In addition to identity and …

Local Government Archivist Wins 2019 CIMA Service Award

Lauren Katz

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Alan Barnett, Local Government Archivist and Research Center Manager, has been honored with the 2019 CIMA Service Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. The CIMA Service Award is …

Utah Open Government Sunshine Conference! “Building Trust Through Transparency”

Dylan Mace

Welcome to the Utah Open Government Sunshine Conference! “Building Trust Through Transparency” Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is excited to announce the second annual Open Government Conference.  Come and learn why transparency matters and how to work together for a better open government. Our guest speakers include: Kenneth …

State of the State Archives – 2019

Guest Author

Guest Post by Ken Williams, State Archivist and Director of the State Archives. A new year has arrived at the Utah State Archives and Records Service with several exciting accomplishments behind us, initiatives on the horizon, and the kick-off of another legislative session. Here are just a few things that we have been doing. Last year, our Open Government team …

Utah State Archives Statehood Day Event

Rae Gifford

Have you ever wanted a chance to check out the Utah State Constitution? The Utah State Archives and Records Service usually keeps it in a vault for preservation, BUT our archivists will be in the Hall of Governors at the Utah State Capitol next week on Statehood Day with the constitution and other records of statehood to answer all your …

Happy Holidays!!!

Rae Gifford

As the end of the year draws closer… We wish you the happiest of of holidays from our family to yours!   See You in 2019!