Reflections on a Centenary for World War I

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The Utah State Archives is wrapping up a yearslong recognition of the 100th anniversary since the end of World War I (also known as a centenary). As a repository of a number of military records, we knew there would be an opportunity to introduce  them to a new audience keen to learn about the Great War. The motivation came from …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2019

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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. …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: December 2018

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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 …

Legislative Publications Updated 2018

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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 …

New World War I Records Online: Foreign Citations & Decorations

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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.