Utah Academic Library Consortium video

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

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.

Inauguration of a Governor

Gina Strack History

On January 5, 2009 Jon M. Huntsman was sworn in for a second term as the Governor of Utah. It was a smaller ceremony than in the past, as befits more difficult economic times. Records from these past inaugurations are available for many governors in the collections of the Utah State Archives, including: Governor Maw Scrapbooks, 1940-1946. Governor Rampton Inaugural …

Finding Recent Court Cases

Gina Strack Research

The Utah State Law Library blog posted some helpful information on finding Utah court cases from about the last ten years: Use the Utah State Courts’ web site to locate both Court of Appeals and Supreme Court opinions. Court of Appeals opinions are available from 1997 to present and Supreme Court opinions are available from September of 1996. Use the …

1933 Revised Statutes update

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

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

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

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’ …

District Court Records Guide Updated

Gina Strack News and Events, Research Guides

The processing and research staff of the Utah State Archives is excited to unveil the latest edition of the Utah State District Court Records Guide.  Work associated with this resource began in 2005 with a systematic inventory of historic records in all of the 29 state district courts.  The information compiled during this inventory was reconciled against all known holdings …

House Working bills are Finished

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

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

Gina Strack Digital Archives

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 …

Naturalization Records since 1906

Gina Strack Research Guides

After checking some external links on the Naturalization Records Guide, discovered that the previously announced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Genealogy Program is now active. The relevant links on the guide have been updated. Meanwhile, if you are looking for citizenship records from 1906 to 1956, their program offers index searches and records requests for a fee that should be …