Handle Drafts With Care

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Open Government, State Records Committee Leave a Comment

The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, SRC Decision, Case No. 17-44 The State Records Committee, on November 9, 2017, heard The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, a case regarding Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundary maps prepared by Kane County and shown to the United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke during his listening tour to Utah in …

Reformatting in the Digital World

Rae Gifford Electronic Records, Records Management Leave a Comment

In an effort to highlight the different aspects of the archival work here at the Utah State Archives and Records Service, we have created a new blog series about our Reformatting Section. We will discuss our Reformatting Team’s interesting projects and technologies that affect our efforts to make our government’s records more accessible. Microfilm is still recognized as a durable …

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Happy Thanksgiving

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We at the Utah State Archives are grateful for the public, administrative, and legislative support that allows us to fulfill our mission: to assist Utah’s government agencies in the efficient management of their records, preserve Utah’s governmental records of enduring value, and provide quality access to public information.

Grant Projects Completed by Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museums

Janell Tuttle Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) is excited to highlight projects completed as part of their grant program. The USHRAB grant program has been active for the past 10 years and has awarded $205,000 to over 100 applicants from cultural heritage institutions. Grant projects focus on increased preservation and access to Utah’s historical records. Nine USHRAB grants were …

Probate Records for Salt Lake County

Gina Strack Digital Archives Leave a Comment

This post is the first in a 3-part series on the Salt Lake County Probate Case Files. The probate case files in Salt Lake County are some of the oldest records at the Utah State Archives. Since the initial pioneer settlement was concentrated within the boundaries of Salt Lake County, prominent names are easy to find within these estates, such …

Legislative Publications Updated

Gina Strack Research Guides Leave a Comment

A number of records related to legislative research have been updated with new issues, supplements, and volumes from 2017. To better understand the process of legislative research and where to access records, start with one of our research guides such as Legislative Intent and History or Legislative Records Overview. The Utah Code Unannotated is the complete set of codified law …

A Day to Honor Our Veterans

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Since 1954, the United States has observed a National Veterans Day. The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs has succinctly defined this as a day “set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime…. [It is] intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to …