New Supreme Court Research Guide

Gina Strack News and Events, Research Guides

While looking for some related information, I discovered a research guide for Supreme Court records written probably around 1997, when several relevant records series were processed (such as Abstracts & Briefs and Opinions). It has now been adapted for online use and checked for anything obviously overlooked in the time since its writing. Utah Supreme Court Records research guide

Call for volunteers!

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Would you like to contribute to online digital archives and records? Provide better access for users worldwide? Please consider volunteering for a project to add enhanced, searchable metadata to the Utah House of Representatives Working bills 1896-1989 digital collection! We are looking to add data to fields for legislative sessions, subjects, individual bill numbers and Laws of Utah chapter numbers …

Oaths of Office Digital Collection

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

The Governor’s Office sent over the most recent set of oaths of office for key officeholders in the state. In 2005, we had done an online exhibit to provide online copies of these documents. This time, however, we set up a simple digital collection: Division of Archives and Records Service Oaths of Office In addition, there is a series inventory …

Government Publications and Information

Gina Strack News and Events, Research Guides

A new research guide is available with an introduction and some information on finding records informally classified as Publications: Government Publications and Documents Unlike the original records created by Utah state and local agencies held by the Utah State Archives, publications are meant to be widely distributed and often come to the Archives in non-traditional ways. A majority of recent …

Legislative records updates

Gina Strack News and Events, Research Guides

A series inventory for the House of Representatives’ Floor debate recordings is now available. Topics discussed in the recordings include proposed legislation, votes on legislation, testimony or comments on legislation, resolutions, and all other business conducted on the floor of the House. The container list is organized into a list of legislative days that correspond to the House Journals. The …

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

Gina Strack News and Events

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!

Gina Strack News and Events

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 …