Documenting the Design of Southern Utah

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Dixie State University was awarded $1,777 in September 2019 to process and create a finding aid for the Leo Alva Snow Papers. Leo Alva Snow attended the St. George Woodward School and was among its first graduating class in 1903. He left St. George for higher education before coming back as an engineer and surveyor. Snow was an influential man …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: March 2021

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during March 2021: Inventory of Naturalization records from District Court (Sixth District : Garfield County), 1905-1924. Inventory of Woodstock Memories, 1906-1976 from Granite School District (Utah), ca. 1976. Inventory of Woodstock School newspaper from Granite School District (Utah), 1926 Inventory of City Council minutes …

USHRAB Grant Projects: Past and Present

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Every spring, the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) seeks applications for grant funds of up to $7,500 to support records preservation and access. The Board’s grant program is funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives, whose mission is to promote the preservation and use of America’s documentary heritage essential to understanding our …

Utah’s Road to Statehood—Latter-Day Saint Pioneers

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History, Research

Welcome back to our series about Utah’s road to statehood. In this post we will explore some of the history of the Latter-day Saint pioneers who settled in the Salt Lake Valley in the later half of the nineteenth century. Immigration to Salt Lake Valley The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded in 1830 in New York …

Records Officer Spotlight: Elyse Sullivan of Millcreek

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Elyse Sullivan is the City Recorder for Millcreek. While many Utahns have long been familiar with the Millcreek area, the city itself was only officially incorporated in 2016. Which means official city records were created during a digital era, and Elyse’s work managing the city’s records is almost entirely electronic. Elyse offered up some great advice for new records officers, …

The USHRAB’s 2021 Grant Funding Round is Here!

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 needing preservation? The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has funding opportunities! The USHRAB has $26,000 available for non-profit and government (excluding Federal) institutions that care for documentary collections of historical and enduring value. Funding of up to $7,500 is accessible …

Remembering the Castle Gate Mining Disaster

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On March 8, 1924, explosions within a Castle Gate coal mine changed the lives of over one hundred families in Carbon County, UT. A headlamp ignited methane gas, which in turn incinerated airborne coal dust and caused an explosive chain reaction killing 172 men. There were no survivors. The disaster left 110 widows with 264 dependent children. The Red Cross …

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New Finding Aids at the Archives: February 2021

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during February 2021: Inventory of Hyrum State Park administrative records from Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation. Northern Region, 1983-1986 Inventory of Naturalization administrative files from District Court (Seventh District : Carbon County), 1906-1936. Inventory of Declarations of intention from District …

Utah’s Road to Statehood: The Earliest Utah Settlers

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History, Research

Indigenous Americans The earliest settlers in modern Utah were, of course, the Indigenous Americans. The Ancestral Puebloans lived in the vicinity of Utah from 500-1300 AD. They were commonly known as ‘Anasazi,’ an exonym coined by the Navajos, and not preferred by the Puebloans, which means ancient enemies. The Puebloans occupied the southeastern portion of Utah, as well as portions …

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) Welcomes Tarienne Mitchell

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is made up of professionals from around the state who have experience in the management, preservation, and care of historical records. Board members are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year terms, each bringing their own expertise to the group and acting as a regional representative from all of Utah’s far-flung corners. …