Birth certificate from 1917

Browse Birth Certificates Online: 1917

Gina Strack

Birth certificate images for 1917 are now online at archives.utah.gov/digital/81443.htm. Although they are not indexed by name yet, if one knows the birth date and county it should not be difficult to locate the correct folder and browse through a few images for the time being. Free saving and printing of images is available. Birth certificates are the permanent legal …

First Two Women in the House: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson

The newly ratified Utah State Constitution finally provided women the right to vote and to hold office in 1896. Sarah E. Anderson and Eurithe K. Barthe were elected for the very next term in the State House of Representatives.  Eurithe K. LaBarthe Eurithe K. LaBarthe was born in Illinois in 1845, moved to Colorado where she was a teacher and …

Utahn 1968 yearbook cover

USHRAB grant project provides access to deaf community history

Mahala Ruddell

In October 2018, Utah Valley University was awarded grant funding from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) to process the Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics Collection. Platt was a long-time advocate for Deaf sports and gender equity. She was extremely active in Deaf athletics associations and was the first and only woman executive director of the American Athletics …

Spotlight on: Division of Arts & Museums – Emilie Starr

Avalon Snell

Meet Emilie Starr, the new records officer for the Division of Arts & Museums in the Department of Heritage & Arts. Emilie started full time last year, just in time for the division to make a scheduled move from their building (the beautiful Glendinning House) for renovations. Facing filing cabinets and closets full of records kept by her predecessor, Emilie …

At-risk collections are preserved with USHRAB funding

Mahala Ruddell

The Park City Museum in Park City, UT was awarded grant funding from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) in October 2018. The Museum received $7,500 to digitize negatives from the Kendall Webb Photograph Collection. Kendall Webb was a longtime resident of Park City. Originally from West Virginia, he moved to Park City in 1946 and earned his …

Leeds Town Hall

New Finding Aids at the Archives: February 2020

Gina Strack

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during February 2020: Inventory of Council and Planning Commission minutes from Leeds (Utah), 2008-2020 Inventory of Ordinances from Leeds (Utah), 1952-2020 Inventory of Resolutions from Leeds (Utah), 1983-2020 Inventory of Zoning ordinances from Leeds (Utah), 1983; 1998-2020 In addition, the following were …

Grant funding available from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Mahala Ruddell

Do you work in a museum, historical society, library special collections, university or other non-profit with documentary collections of historical and enduring value? Are you a state or local governmental entity responsible for the care and custody of permanent records?  The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has funding available for government (excluding Federal), public, and private non-profit institutions …

AnnaBelle Weakley: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson

AnnaBelle Shaw was born in Mississippi in 1922. She moved to Ogden during World War II when her fiancé was stationed at Hill Field, now known as Hill Air Force Base. They married at the end of 1942. After the war they divorced and AnnaBelle met and married her second husband, Billie Weakley in 1947. AnnaBelle Weakley and her husband …

Jane Manning: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson

Jane Manning has been immortalized in the lore of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was born African American in Connecticut in the early 1820’s. Her mother was enslaved, but was emancipated by the time Jane was born. Her father died when she was very young. She gave birth to her first son in 1839 but the …

150 Years of Utah Suffrage: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson

On February 14, 1870 Seraph Young marked her ballot for the Salt Lake City municipal election and dropped it in the box. She was the first woman in the United States to vote. Seraph arrived in Utah in 1847, when she was less than a year old. The Pioneer Jubilee book lists Seraph Young (Ford) as one of the first …