Spotlight on: Davis County Records Division

Lauren Katz Records Officer Spotlights

Records management is better with a team, and the Davis County Clerk/Auditor’s Records Division proves that to be true. The team is made up of unique and talented records officers including: Records Manager Rebecca Abbott, and archivists Jessy Turner and Becky Wright. The team took a moment out of their busy schedules to tell us a little bit about themselves, …

Additional grant funding available from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Does your institution hold unprocessed archival papers, at-risk image collections in need of digitization, or other historical records in need of preservation? The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has additional funding opportunities!  Grants from the USHRAB are accessible to government (excluding federal) and non-profit institutions that care for documentary collections of historical and enduring value. Funding of up to $7,500 is available for …

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 …

Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Awards Funding to Preserve and Provide Access to Utah’s History

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board’s (USHRAB) Spring 2020 grant funding round has wrapped up and we are happy to announce awards to four institutions preserving and providing access to Utah’s history. Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT The Southern Utah Museum of Art will be receiving $3,143.47 to process, preserve, and digitize the archival records of …

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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 …

Digital Archivist Wins 2020 CIMA Mentor Award

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Gina Strack, Digital Archives Manager, has been honored with the 2020 CIMA Mentor Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. This award was presented to Gina for her many …