Women in Law: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, Research

First Female Lawyers in Utah The Utah Bar admitted Phoebe Couzins and Georgia Snow on the same day in 1872. Couzins studied law at Washington University Law School in Missouri, and had been admitted to the bar in Missouri and in Arkansas. The Utah bar accepted her automatically, as she had credentials and experience practicing in other states. Judge McKean, …

Spring City (Utah) Cemetery map

New Finding Aids at the Archives: July 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during July 2020: Inventory of Official transcripts from Alpine School District (Utah). American Fork High School, 1910-2020 Inventory of Municipal code from Riverton (Utah), 1978-2009 Inventory of Ordinances from Riverton (Utah), 1947-2020 Inventory of Administrative records from Spring City (Utah), 1917-2000. Inventory …

Probate Records for Salt Lake County: Part 2 – John B. Farlow, Druggist

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History

This post is the second in a series on the Salt Lake County Probate case files. See part 1. The remaining case files from 1889 to the end of the territorial period  (numbers 1397-2689) for Salt Lake County are online. As the end of the 19th century approached, the process and documents continued to become more professional, uniform, and better …

Martha Hughes Cannon, First Female Senator: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History, Research, Uncategorized

Early Life Martha Hughes was born in Wales in 1857. Her parents were recent converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, immigrating to Utah when Martha was four years old in 1861. Martha’s father, Peter Hughes, died of consumption just days after they arrived. Her mother remarried about a year later and the family settled in Salt …

Page from Emery County vital records

New Finding Aids at the Archives: May and June 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during May and June 2020: Inventory of Attendance registers from Box Elder County School District (Utah). Willard Elementary School, 1919-1980. Inventory of Bond redemption registers from Centerfield (Utah), 1952-1973 Inventory of Case information records from Children’s Aid Society of Utah, 1936-1985 Inventory …

Women in the LGBTQIA+ Community: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History, Research

The Utah State Archives and Records Service is the repository for government records. Historically, these records have not provided a voice for underrepresented groups in Utah. As we work to amplify all voices in Utah, we are shining the spotlight on the LGBTQIA+ community. History Although homosexuality was not always widely accepted, there were still communities in which those of …

Utah School Register

New Finding Aids at the Archives: April 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during April 2020: Inventory of Grant School Registers from Salt Lake City School District (Utah), 1917-1919; 1930-1933. Inventory of Longfellow School Registers from Salt Lake City School District (Utah), 1905-1930 Inventory of School Registers from Salt Lake City School District (Utah). Lowell …