Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during January 2019: Beaver County School District (Utah) Building plans, 1934-1992. Councils of Defense Utah in the World War by Noble Warrum, 1924 Department of Natural Resources. Division of Water Rights History of Applications to Appropriate Water, 1903-1989. Department of Natural Resources. …
Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during December 2018: Canyons School District (Utah). Crescent Elementary School Student attendance records, 1953-1966; 1973-1979. Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation Brigham Young Forest Farm House plans, ca. 1969 District Court (First District : Rich County) Civil and probate …
A number of records related to legislative research have been updated with new issues, supplements, and volumes from 2018. To better understand the process of legislative research, start with our research guide on Legislative Records Overview, with a more in-depth guide to Legislative Intent and History also available . The Utah Code Unannotated is the complete set of codified law …
A list of new finding aids describing historical records from the Utah State Archives for November 2018.
In 1877, Utah’s Territorial Governor George W. Emery (1875-1880) declared that year’s Thanksgiving to be on November 29th. This proclamation highlights two prominent features of the early Thanksgiving celebrations.
The Utah State Archives is excited to host the new History of the Utah Training School exhibit created by the Utah State Developmental Center. The exhibit will be in the Archives lobby from November 15, 2018 through January 7, 2019.
In 1922, the War Department forwarded a packet of translated documents to Utah’s Adjutant General. The War Department had been working to publish a book identifying all of the American soldiers who had received a foreign citation or decoration, such as the French Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) and the Polish Kryzyż Walecznych (Cross of Valor). Unfortunately, they were not able to fund such a project and were providing the pertinent records to each state with the hope that the states could publish them.
In 1993, a Canadian, Mr. Bob Nixon, was camping in our fair state and took some time to stop at Newspaper Rock. He took a few photographs, possibly solved a mystery, and sent a letter to our Division of Parks and Recreation with his theories. I figure he tells the story best:
New World War I Records Online: Dead Rosters
New World War I Records Online: Service Questionnaires and the story of Dora Askew, Army Nurse.