New Finding Aids at the Archives: March 2022

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during March 2022: Inventory of Council minutes from Clarkston (Utah), 1901-1925, 1938-1941, 1986-2019 Inventory of Prisoner card name index from State Prison, 1896-2002 In addition, the following were updated: Inventory of Alien enemy registration forms from Davis County (Utah). County Sheriff, 1940-1945 Inventory of …

Caroline Pace: The First Women Elected in Spanish Fork City

Heidi Steed History, News and Events

I first encountered Caroline Pace while sorting through a box of records labeled ‘old stuff.’ Spanish Fork City had transferred the box to the State Archives with many other historical records. However, unlike the other meticulously identified records, this particular box was unruly. The box was full of hundreds of tightly rolled and folded pieces of paper that were difficult …

Views from the Road: Highway 89

Jim Kichas Digital Archives, History

While not as well known or celebrated as Route 66, Highway 89 is a defining artery of tourism and exploration in the western United States. Traveling from the high mountains of Montana to the low deserts of Arizona, Highway 89 passes through (or is adjacent to) seven national parks, including Saguaro, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: February 2022

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during February 2022: Inventory of Historic map collections from Division of State History, 1921-1969. Inventory of Program records of First Lady Jeanette Herbert from Governor Herbert, 2010-2020. Inventory of Land ownership plat records from School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, 1896-2010. Inventory of Source …

Preserving Utah State Prison Records

Jim Kichas History, News and Events

Our State Government Team has been providing assistance to the Department of Corrections as they work to move the State Prison from its current site in Draper to the newly constructed site west of the Salt Lake International Airport in 2022. With so much history, and lots of official records, this is a massive project that we are excited to …

Salt Lake City NAACP Youth Council Lunch Counter Petition

Heidi Steed History, News and Events

After the Great Depression, the United States saw a nationwide trend toward increased political engagement among young people. The NAACP, originally founded in 1909, took advantage of this movement to significantly restructure its youth program. The subsequent changes to the Youth Council formalized the participation of young people within the NAACP by allowing its youngest members more opportunities to interact …

Insights from Heber’s Sexton Report

Mahala Ruddell History, Research

In March 2019, Heber City transferred a large batch of historical records to the State Archives. Although we were able to fully process and create finding aids for the bulk of the transfer that same year, the subsequent coronavirus pandemic interrupted our project. We are now eagerly wrapping up the final pieces, most of which are records from the Heber …

2002 Olympic Records

Lauren Katz Digital Archives, News and Events, Research Guides

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City! As the repository for government records, the Utah State Archives has a wonderful collection of documents related to this historic event. Let’s take a look… Series 26017 – Governor Leavitt 2K2 Program Records 2K2 was created by Governor Michael Leavitt as a non-profit organization to …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2022

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during January 2022: Inventory of Audit reports from Beaver County School District (Utah), 1948-2022 Inventory of Library accession books from Beaver County School District (Utah), 1905-1969. Inventory of Cemetery deeds from Heber City (Utah), 1915-1986 Inventory of Cemetery receipts from Heber City (Utah), 1915-1957. …

Highlights with Heidi: Research Archivist at Utah State Archives & Records Service

Highlights with Heidi: Clarkston Records

Lauren Katz History, News and Events

This special find actually came from our OTHER Heidi who is a Records and Information Management Specialist for local governments. Recently her team visited the town of Clarkston in Cache County and were able to bring back some records to keep in our repository. Once everything is processed we will share more, but we couldn’t help sharing this sneak peek.  …