Irish Ancestry

Gina Strack History, Research Guides

As some cool Celtic musicians once said, “Everyone is 1/365th Irish.” You know, because of St. Patrick’s Day! However, if you have some real Emerald Isle blood in you (like 12% of Americans), and your ancestors landed in Utah (and maybe stayed awhile), there is a chance the Utah State Archives Research Center has some records about them. Naturalization records …

Archives & You

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What does the Utah State Archives mean to you? Have we helped you in some way with research, services, training, advice? Submit your story or comment! See some posted already at archives.utah.gov/archives-you.html. “Archivists are like mechanics, no one wants to give them money or the time of day until something breaks when they become gods amongst men.” (Source)

Utah Academic Library Consortium video

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

A new promotional video for the Utah Academic Library Consortium has been posted online and is being used to get the word out about its benefits and services to the state. The Utah State Archives contributed images for the segment on the Mountain West Digital Library and one of the interviewees talks about the Animal Brand books available online.

Audographs are back!

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After being away for repairs, several Audograph players are back and now available for listening to Senate and House Floor debate recordings from 1957 to 1989. Gray Audograph was a machine generally used for dictation from about the mid-20th century. The Utah State Legislature recorded floor debates using Audographs until they switched to cassette tapes (now they are digital and …

Holiday Closure

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The Research Center will be closed Monday, January 19, 2009 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We remain open as usual until 6 p.m. today, Thursday. Remember that we are closed every Friday and Saturday as part of our normal hours. Open once again Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7 a.m.

Inauguration of a Governor

Gina Strack History

On January 5, 2009 Jon M. Huntsman was sworn in for a second term as the Governor of Utah. It was a smaller ceremony than in the past, as befits more difficult economic times. Records from these past inaugurations are available for many governors in the collections of the Utah State Archives, including: Governor Maw Scrapbooks, 1940-1946. Governor Rampton Inaugural …

Finding Recent Court Cases

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The Utah State Law Library blog posted some helpful information on finding Utah court cases from about the last ten years: Use the Utah State Courts’ web site to locate both Court of Appeals and Supreme Court opinions. Court of Appeals opinions are available from 1997 to present and Supreme Court opinions are available from September of 1996. Use the …

Finding Aids and Catalog

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Updates have been made for a couple of different access methods to information about Utah State Archives records available for research. For the first time since beginning to use an online catalog powered by Horizon (SirsiDynix), we did a complete update of catalog records which yielded at least 200 new record series not previously found in the catalog. To be …

Holiday Closures

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The Research Center will be closed Thursday, December 25, 2008 for Christmas and Thursday, January 1, 2009 for New Year’s Day. We remain open as usual until 6 p.m. on both Wednesday, December 24, 2008 and Wednesday, December 31, 2008. However, remember that we are closed every Friday and Saturday as part of our normal hours.