ARO Spotlight: Utah Department of Natural Resources: Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Matt Pierce Records Officer Spotlights

Katie Ricks is the Administrative Assistant and Records Officer for the Utah Department of Natural Resources in the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands. We recently had the chance to work closely with Katie for a large records transfer and we were impressed with her skills and organization. Let’s learn more about Katie and her division… Tell us about …

Help Index the Salt Lake City Tax Assessment Rolls

Lauren Katz History, News and Events

We are excited to announce a new virtual volunteer opportunity to transcribe volumes from the Salt Lake City Tax Assessment Rolls! These volumes record the assessment of real and personal property and were used for taxing purposes. The Assessment Rolls from 1856 to 1892 are digitized and available online, but we would love to provide even more access to researchers …

Spring 2023 Internships

Lauren Katz News and Events

Applications are now open for spring semester internships at the Utah State Archives and Records Service! These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Read more about our four internship opportunities: Reference Internship Work with our Reference Team to help answer research questions from the public! This in-person internship works directly with our Reference & Access Program Manager …

Utah’s Records Transparency Websites Have a New Look!

Dylan Mace News and Events, Open Government

Government records are the property of the state (Utah Code 63A-12-105(1)). The public has a right to open and fair access to records that are classified as public. At the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, we take transparency very seriously. Our Open Government team maintains two important websites for the state of Utah: the Utah Public Notice Website, …

Goodbye to Archives Month

Lauren Katz News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the Utah Archives Month theme of water! Here are some of our favorite moments from October: Our friends at Utah State History hosted the 70th annual Utah State Historical Society conference with the theme of “Water at the Confluence of Past and Future”. In addition to our State Archives table, we also had a special …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2022

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here is the newest one created during October 2022: Inventory of Affidavits of kinship and indemnification agreements from Spanish Fork (Utah), 1995-2022 Inventory of Cemetery financial records from Spanish Fork (Utah), 1906-2022 Inventory of Justice court dockets from Spanish Fork (Utah), 1866-2022

The Great Salt Fake

Heidi Steed History, Research

A copy of a black and white photo of the Saltair sits above my Grandma’s desk. I’ve been obsessed with it since I was a kid. Her father claimed to be one of the bathers featured in the center of the picture perched upon a floating tub. He’s surrounded by a group of men and women, frolicking in their old-timey …

Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

We are thrilled to announce the latest additions to the Utah State Archives team! Maren Peterson, who previously worked with us in a part-time position, joined our Records and Information Management team as the Education and State Agency RIM Specialist. In this role, she will help her assigned agencies with records management and facilitating the transfer of records to the care …