Archives Month programs planned

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The Utah State Archives will observe Utah Archives Month throughout October with weekly events each Wednesday. The statewide theme for 2008 is “Documenting Utah: Political History, Public Policy, and Archives.” Three classes geared to family historians will be offered on alternating weeks. Danielle L. Batson, MLS, AG (LDS Family History Library), will present a class on using United States naturalization …

Almost done: House Working bills

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The online digital collection of the House of Representatives’ Working bill files are nearing the completion stage with almost 80% of the sessions from 1896 to 1989 represented (1990 to the present of course are available from the Legislature’s site). Specifically, this includes general and special sessions from 1896-1917 and from 1941-1989. The remaining years are being scanned and should …

Utah Archives Month

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The Utah Archives Month website is now updated at www.utaharchivesmonth.org. Events from Utah repositories for October 2008 are not completely posted yet, but should be soon.

Working out the kinks and finding aids

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Moving and/or creating a new website is never easy. Hopefully online visitors are not getting too lost (if at all) on the new Archives & Records Service site. A lot of the content is full-circle in that it has not really changed since implementing a content management system in 2005 (which unfortunately had a bad habit of using long confusing …

New Digital Collection: Beaver County (Fifth District) Court case index

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When the Utah State Archives transferred a court case index record book from the Fifth District Court in Beaver County for microfilming and permanent storage, we actually left the court without a familiar means to look up case files by name. Now everyone can view the index books online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Collections. The surnames, …

Historic Mining Disasters

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Added a new research guide from an offline document prepared a couple of years ago. It is a compilation of data available online from the Mining Safety and Health Research section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In updating it, realized that last year’s Crandall Canyon Mine explosion would need to be sadly added to the end …

Olympics, 100 years ago

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Following the Summer Olympics in Beijing? It may be interesting to see news coverage from 100 years ago in the Deseret News, posted at the Library of Congress Chronicling America site. The newspaper image is courtesy of the University of Utah, which of course hosts many historical newspapers from Utah at digitalnewspapers.org.

New Office Hours

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On June 26, 2008, Governor Huntsman announced the “Working 4 Utah” initiative. As part of the initiative the Department of Administrative Services will be going to the four-day work week beginning August 4, 2008. Our offices will be open for business from 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Thursday. Our office will be closed on Friday. The Research Center …