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Fall 2023 Internships

Lauren Katz News and Events

Although the summer just began, we’re already gearing up for the next semester! For Fall 2023, we’re offering four unique internship opportunities. These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Reference Internship Work with our Reference team to help answer research questions from the public! This in-office internship works directly with our Reference & Access Program Manager. You’ll …

Utah State Archives Wins Big at 2023 CIMA Awards

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service was honored with two awards from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) at their annual conference last month.  Archival Project Award: Colorado River Compact Project In 2022, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Colorado River Compact, our team digitized over 40,000 records that document the negotiation of the …

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Meet the New Government Records Ombudsman

Lauren Katz News and Events, Records Management

The Utah State Archives is thrilled to welcome our new Government Records Ombudsman, Monica Minaya! Monica comes to us with a wealth of GRAMA (Government Records Access and Management Act) experience having served as the GRAMA response coordinator for both Unified Police and the Herriman Police Department. Let’s get to know her! Welcome, Monica! What are you expecting in your …

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Meet the Summer 2023 Interns

Lauren Katz News and Events

Summer has arrived, and at the Utah State Archives, we’re excited to welcome a new cohort of talented interns! Learn more about them, and the exciting projects they will be undertaking this summer, below: Sara Riley is currently in the Master in Library and Information Science program at the University of Maryland, with an emphasis in archival and digital curation. …

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Utah History Day 2023: History in Government Winners

Lauren Katz History, News and Events, Research

Every year in April, 4th through 12th grade students from across the state embark on a research project for Utah History Day, part of the larger National History Day contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research in libraries, archives, and museums. The final projects are presented in one of five …

Rosemary and Ken at Rosemary's Retirement party

Happy Retirement, Rosemary!

Lauren Katz News and Events

After over 23 years of public service in state government, Rosemary Cundiff has retired! We celebrated Rosemary with a gathering at the Archives building attended by her family, past colleagues, volunteers, and Records Officers from local government agencies. Over the past two decades, Rosemary has worked in almost all aspects of the State Archives! She started out processing old paper …

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Summer 2023 Internships

Lauren Katz News and Events

Applications are now open for summer 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: Reference Internship Lester Wire Project Internship Outreach and Advocacy Internship More Information These competitive internships will require an application and interview. Internships last for one semester (between 10 …

Meet the Spring 2023 Interns

Lauren Katz News and Events

Spring semester has started and we’re excited to be welcoming a new group of interns! After a competitive application and interview process, we look forward to working with Brittany and Macy over the next few months. Learn more about each of them: Brittany Harden is currently working on a Master of Library and Information Science degree at San Jose State …

Four members of the Local Government team standing in the State Archives Reference Room.

(Re)Introducing the Local Government Team

Heidi Steed News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Here at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, our Local Government Team looks a little different these days, as we have welcomed a few new members. We wanted to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves and the unique work we do here at the State Archives. Over the last several years, we’ve been busy listening and learning from …