Call for volunteers!

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Would you like to contribute to online digital archives and records? Provide better access for users worldwide? Please consider volunteering for a project to add enhanced, searchable metadata to the Utah House of Representatives Working bills 1896-1989 digital collection! We are looking to add data to fields for legislative sessions, subjects, individual bill numbers and Laws of Utah chapter numbers …

Oaths of Office Digital Collection

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The Governor’s Office sent over the most recent set of oaths of office for key officeholders in the state. In 2005, we had done an online exhibit to provide online copies of these documents. This time, however, we set up a simple digital collection: Division of Archives and Records Service Oaths of Office In addition, there is a series inventory …

Utah Academic Library Consortium video

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A new promotional video for the Utah Academic Library Consortium has been posted online and is being used to get the word out about its benefits and services to the state. The Utah State Archives contributed images for the segment on the Mountain West Digital Library and one of the interviewees talks about the Animal Brand books available online.

1933 Revised Statutes update

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The draft of the 1933 Revised Statutes that was discovered to be House Bill 2 in the Working bill files has now been posted online. It is fully text searchable and available as individual PDF pages. images.archives.utah.gov/u?/1933rev,993 One may also download the complete print version, which is quite large with 992 pages. That page count, however, does include duplicate pages …

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

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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’ …

House Working bills are Finished

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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 …

An Extra Statute Found

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We are literally days away from finishing the enormous House Working Bills record series project, putting online all bill files discussed by the Utah House of Representatives from 1896 to 1989 (1990 to the present is on the Legislature’s own site). And sometimes you get a little more than expected. Yesterday, while finishing up the last few, we discovered that …

Almost done: House Working bills

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The online digital collection of the House of Representatives’ Working bill files are nearing the completion stage with almost 80% of the sessions from 1896 to 1989 represented (1990 to the present of course are available from the Legislature’s site). Specifically, this includes general and special sessions from 1896-1917 and from 1941-1989. The remaining years are being scanned and should …

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

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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, …