Deseret News: Legislative records

Gina Strack News and Events

Small item from today’s paper: Legislative documents dating back to Utah’s inception as a state are now available electronically through the state archive’s Web site. The House of Representatives working bills files, 1896-1989, were added to the archive’s digital collections and include nearly 150,000 images from 63 legislative sessions. Senate records from the same period are being microfilmed and, when …

Utah State Archives posts bills files from the Utah House of Representatives

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

For Immediate Release Representing almost 100 years of lawmaking work by the Utah State House of Representatives, the early working bills files that are a key part of the legislation process have been posted online by the Utah State Archives and Records Service. The House of Representatives’ Working bills files, 1896-1989, are the newest addition to the Utah State Archives’ …

Historic southern Utah court records accessible to researchers

Gina Strack News and Events

For Immediate Release Historic records from the modern-day Fifth District Court and the territorial Second District Court are now accessible to local researchers on microfilm at the State Archives and  libraries at Southern Utah University in Cedar City and Dixie College in St. George. Grant funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) allowed the Utah State Archives …

District Court Records Guide Updated

Gina Strack News and Events, Research Guides

The processing and research staff of the Utah State Archives is excited to unveil the latest edition of the Utah State District Court Records Guide.  Work associated with this resource began in 2005 with a systematic inventory of historic records in all of the 29 state district courts.  The information compiled during this inventory was reconciled against all known holdings …

House Working bills are Finished

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

We even had the cupcakes to prove it–one for each session digitized and put online. http://archives.utah.gov/digital/432.htm Naturally, it would be great to move onto the Senate Working bills. First, microfilming will need to completed, both for preservation and it is from the microfilm that we scan the digital images. Secondly, with the overall economic climate, resources are a little tighter …

Archives Month programs planned

Gina Strack News and Events

The Utah State Archives will observe Utah Archives Month throughout October with weekly events each Wednesday. The statewide theme for 2008 is “Documenting Utah: Political History, Public Policy, and Archives.” Three classes geared to family historians will be offered on alternating weeks. Danielle L. Batson, MLS, AG (LDS Family History Library), will present a class on using United States naturalization …

Utah Archives Month

Gina Strack News and Events

The Utah Archives Month website is now updated at www.utaharchivesmonth.org. Events from Utah repositories for October 2008 are not completely posted yet, but should be soon.

Working out the kinks and finding aids

Gina Strack News and Events

Moving and/or creating a new website is never easy. Hopefully online visitors are not getting too lost (if at all) on the new Archives & Records Service site. A lot of the content is full-circle in that it has not really changed since implementing a content management system in 2005 (which unfortunately had a bad habit of using long confusing …

New Digital Collection: Beaver County (Fifth District) Court case index

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

When the Utah State Archives transferred a court case index record book from the Fifth District Court in Beaver County for microfilming and permanent storage, we actually left the court without a familiar means to look up case files by name. Now everyone can view the index books online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Collections. The surnames, …