Shooting Wild Ducks after Sunset

Rebekkah Shaw Research

While looking for an old jury book, I came across U.S. Commissioner Harmel Pratt’s criminal docket book (series 4879). I couldn’t help but browse. Three pages, shown at the bottom, caught my eye. Here’s the story they tell. It was an hour after sunset November 6th, 1892 when Harry Edwards, J. Snyder, and John Rockwell went duck hunting in Salt …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: August 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during August 2019: Inventory of 2K2 Program Records from Governor Leavitt, 1999-2003. Inventory of Ethnic office records from Governor Leavitt, 1993-2003. Inventory of Cemetery maps from Honeyville (Utah), 1901-2019 Inventory of Tooele Memorial Center Committee minutes from Tooele (Utah), 1945-1946. Inventory of …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: July 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during July 2019: Inventory of Judge Joseph G. Jeppson scrapbooks from District Court (Utah) (Third District : Salt Lake County), 1940-1977. Inventory of Tarragona, Spain student album from Governor Clyde, 1957. View Album Online Inventory of Daily Diary from Governor Walker, 2004-2005 …

Additional Grant Funding Available from USHRAB

Mahala Ruddell Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

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 public and private non-profit institutions that care for …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: June 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during June 2019: Inventory of Yearbooks from Itineris Early College High School (Utah), 2004-2019 Inventory of Council minutes from Millville (Utah), 1906-2019 Inventory of Town Board minutes from Sigurd (Utah), 1935-2019 Inventory of Ordinances and resolutions from Sigurd (Utah), 1935-2019 In addition, …

1910 Birth Certificates Available in Online Name Index

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Birth certificates issued by the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics in 1910 are now online and freely available to the public. The searchable index and digital images may be accessed from the Utah Birth Certificate Index. As all birth certificates at least 100 years old are public, also browse 1911-1916 online for free. In addition to identity and …

Local Government Archivist Wins 2019 CIMA Service Award

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Alan Barnett, Local Government Archivist and Research Center Manager, has been honored with the 2019 CIMA Service 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. The CIMA Service Award is …

ARO Spotlight: Student Data Privacy Team’s Records Retention Group

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

It’s time to spotlight another team that is making records management part of their office culture. It’s a daunting goal, but they’re excited to meet the challenge! The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) takes its obligation to protect student information very seriously. The Student Data Privacy program’s focus is (among other things) to ensure that student data are protected, …