World War II Registration as “Enemy Aliens”

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History Leave a Comment

A new record series is now online consisting of Alien Enemy Registration Forms created by the Davis County Sheriff. From the series inventory: “The forms document individuals and families of Japanese descent living in Davis County from 1940-1945. The forms include the following types of information: household head’s name and address, landlord or employer’s name and address, family members’ names, …

Everyone Can Help Preserve History

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Preservation Week (April 23-29) is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that highlights the importance of preserving records and photographs documenting our family, community, state, and national history. We encourage everyone to educate themselves a little and then pitch in to help preserve our history.

2018 RIMM Webinar Series is Just Around the Corner!

Kendra Yates General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, History, Legislative Updates, News and Events, Records Management, State Records Committee Leave a Comment

Sit back and enjoy your lunch while watching a series of webinars that Utah’s Division of Archives and Records Service (aka State Archives) is hosting to celebrate Records and Information Management Month (RIMM). Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Noon-1:00 p.m. 2018 Legislative Updates by Paul Tonks, AAG counsel for the Division of Archives and the State Records Committee During the 2018 Legislative …

Remembering Those Who Served: World War Military Listings

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In late 1942, Governor Maw issued a proclamation to create the Department of War History and Archives within the Utah State Historical Society.1 Thus began a sustained effort to gather, compile, and memorialize all those from Utah who served in the wars of the twentieth century. At first, records were kept by the Adjutant General, until the Graves Registration Act …

Our Records Center Home: The History of Freeport Center

Lisa Catano History, Research Leave a Comment

Written by Jim Duke,  Utah State Archives and Records Service, Records Center Archival Technician The Utah State Archives and Records Service (Archives) Records Center stores inactive files for our state and local government agencies. For nearly 40 years, the Archives leased warehouse space in West Valley City to house these records. When it reached its storage capacity and outgrew the …

Official Record With a Joke on the Inside

Alan Barnett History 3 Comments

Usually you wouldn’t expect to find humor in official records, but when it comes to a small town where everyone knows everyone else, a few inside jokes are bound to slip in. This birth certificate documents the birth of Albert Bonelli in Tooele in 1906.  The form was filled out by the local registrar, John Tate, who obviously had a …

America Comes to the War, 1917

Rae Gifford History Leave a Comment

As many probably already know, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the Great War, later known as World War I. Our country was forever changed by the events of the Great War. Today’s social, cultural, economic, and political landscapes can be attributed in part to those events.  Over the next year and a half, the Utah …

Japanese Internment in Utah

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AFTERSHOCKS OF PEARL HARBOR When Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, a chain of events was set in motion that would permanently alter the directions of each country and its citizenry. Pearl Harbor led to direct U.S. involvement in World War II, drawing millions of U.S. […]