Spotlight on Sara Danielson, Labor Commission Records Officer

Renée Wilson Records Officer Spotlights Leave a Comment

Meet Sara Danielson, Records Manager for the Utah Labor Commission. Sara handles all the Commission’s GRAMA requests, and assists each Commission division with records management. Sara has been a records officer for 20 years! Congratulations, Sara!   Successes and Challenges Sara’s favorite part of the job is when she is able to locate old records for constituents. We all know …

USHRAB Grants Help Museums Organize Collections

Janell Tuttle Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

The Hyrum City Museum completed a Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board grant project that allowed it to organize and properly house its collection in archival boxes. The Museum also purchased shelving and disaster mitigation supplies. Another outcome of the grant project was the standardization and creation of finding aids for the Museum’s collections. The collections are now in a …

World War II Registration as “Enemy Aliens”

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History Leave a Comment

A new record series is now online consisting of Alien Enemy Registration Forms created by the Davis County Sheriff. From the series inventory: “The forms document individuals and families of Japanese descent living in Davis County from 1940-1945. The forms include the following types of information: household head’s name and address, landlord or employer’s name and address, family members’ names, …

Everyone Can Help Preserve History

Alan Barnett History, Research Leave a Comment

Preservation Week (April 23-29) is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that highlights the importance of preserving records and photographs documenting our family, community, state, and national history. We encourage everyone to educate themselves a little and then pitch in to help preserve our history.

Monday’s Brown Bag Lunch!

Rae Gifford News and Events 3 Comments

The end of the semester is upon us! The Utah State Archives and Records Service interns will be presenting at a brown bag lunch event on Monday (April 30)! Come join Archives staff to hear about the different projects and records that our interns have been working with these last few months. Presentations will include a description of the projects …

New General Retention Schedule Interface!

Rebekkah Shaw General Retention Schedules, Records Management Leave a Comment

We are live! The new general retention schedule search page is here! Please explore the filters and search features. Here’s what’s new: Disposition Authority. This is the new number assigned to the schedule. Comment on individual general retention schedules Suggest search terms for individual general retention schedules Search by keyword, title, general schedule number, retention Search all general retention schedules …

The Sunshine Conference materials are now available on our website!

Rae Gifford Open Government, Records Management Leave a Comment

Did you miss our Sunshine Conference on March 13, 2018? Was there a session that you would really like to share with your co-workers? The materials and recordings from our Sunshine Conference are now available on the State Archives’ website. You can also access the videos from our YouTube channel. We hope that you will find these materials useful.   …

In one week: New General Retention Schedule Interface

Rebekkah Shaw General Retention Schedules, Records Management Leave a Comment

In one week, the new general retention schedule interface will launch! On the new interface you’ll be able to: Search all general retention schedules at once Search by keyword, title, general schedule number Comment on individual general retention schedules Suggest search terms for individual general retention schedules We hope these new features will make it easier for you to find …

Big changes to General Retention Schedules

Rebekkah Shaw General Retention Schedules, Records Management Leave a Comment

Big changes are coming for the general retention schedules! The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service has been working with stakeholders to update and consolidate general retention schedules since 2013. The next stage is to help record officers find general retention schedules more easily. Currently, general retention schedules are divided by categories under four government types: state, county, municipality, …