Audographs are back!

Gina Strack News and Events

After being away for repairs, several Audograph players are back and now available for listening to Senate and House Floor debate recordings from 1957 to 1989. Gray Audograph was a machine generally used for dictation from about the mid-20th century. The Utah State Legislature recorded floor debates using Audographs until they switched to cassette tapes (now they are digital and …

Holiday Closure

Gina Strack News and Events

The Research Center will be closed Monday, January 19, 2009 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We remain open as usual until 6 p.m. today, Thursday. Remember that we are closed every Friday and Saturday as part of our normal hours. Open once again Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7 a.m.

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 …

Finding Aids and Catalog

Gina Strack News and Events

Updates have been made for a couple of different access methods to information about Utah State Archives records available for research. For the first time since beginning to use an online catalog powered by Horizon (SirsiDynix), we did a complete update of catalog records which yielded at least 200 new record series not previously found in the catalog. To be …

Holiday Closures

Gina Strack News and Events

The Research Center will be closed Thursday, December 25, 2008 for Christmas and Thursday, January 1, 2009 for New Year’s Day. We remain open as usual until 6 p.m. on both Wednesday, December 24, 2008 and Wednesday, December 31, 2008. However, remember that we are closed every Friday and Saturday as part of our normal hours.

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.,993 One may also download the complete print version, which is quite large with 992 pages. That page count, however, does include duplicate pages …

Deseret News: Legislative records

Gina Strack News and Events

Small item from today’s paper: Legislative documents dating back to Utah’s inception as a state are now available electronically through the state archive’s Web site. The House of Representatives working bills files, 1896-1989, were added to the archive’s digital collections and include nearly 150,000 images from 63 legislative sessions. Senate records from the same period are being microfilmed and, when …

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’ …

Historic southern Utah court records accessible to researchers

Gina Strack News and Events

For Immediate Release Historic records from the modern-day Fifth District Court and the territorial Second District Court are now accessible to local researchers on microfilm at the State Archives and  libraries at Southern Utah University in Cedar City and Dixie College in St. George. Grant funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) allowed the Utah State Archives …