Newly Processed: February 2011

Gina Strack Finding Aids

All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of February 2011: Governor (2005-2009 : Huntsman) Executive correspondence, 2004-2009. Press releases, 2005-2009. Schedule, 2005-2009. …

Retention of Expungement Records has Changed!

mspring Records Management, State Records Committee

In December 2010, the State Records Committee approved a change to the required retention for expunged records. Whereas local government general retention schedules previously required that all expunged records be retained for 80 or 100 years or until the confirmed death of the subject of the record, the updated schedule allows for the destruction of expunged records according to the …

Holiday Closure

Gina Strack News and Events

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, February 21, 2011 for Presidents’ Day. It will open as usual Tuesday, February 22 at 8:30 a.m.

IPER Training

mspring Records Management, Training

View the training flyer here. IPER Training The Utah State Archives will present two new training courses this spring as part of the Intergovernmental Preparedness of Essential Records (IPER) initiative of the Council of State Archivists and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Essential Records: The IPER Essential Records Webinar presents a step-by-step approach to developing an essential records program …

Senate Bills Going Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives

Finally picking up where we left off with the House of Representatives’ Bills in 2008, we are pleased to announce that the Senate Working Bills Files beginning in 1896 will be now be available online. Currently, work has been completed up through the beginning of the 1927 session (which equals just over 25% of sessions that will be part of …

Newly Processed: January 2011

Gina Strack Finding Aids

All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of January 2011: Statehood Constitutional Convention State Constitution, 1895. | View Online Division of State …

Police Evidence of Extortion in Ogden

Alan Barnett History

Recently, as the Archives staff was working with Ogden City to review historic records from Ogden held in the Archives, we ran across some mysterious records. The records were in the format of 24 large glass negatives, 11” x 14”. They had been identified simply as documents from the Ogden City Police Department. In order to determine more exactly what …

Oaths of Office 2011

Gina Strack Digital Archives

The oaths for Governor Herbert and Lt. Governor Bell recently sworn in January 3, 2011 are now online. State officers are required by both the federal and state constitutions to take an oath of office. The Constitution of the United States requires members of the legislature as well as all executive and judicial officers of the states to be bound …