Part of an 1897 marriage license from Utah County

Early Utah County Marriage Records Now Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

In Utah, nearly all marriage applications and licenses or similar records have remained in county clerk offices. The Utah State Archives has limited copies on microfilm (most before about 1900).  A few years ago we were excited to receive marriage license applications from Utah County that were more than one hundred years old. Our Local Government archivist Alan Barnett oversaw …

Uncovering History: Dr. William D. Reeve Through The Years

Guest Author Digital Archives, Research

This blog post was written by Eric Schubert, a 2021 Intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. He is a junior at Elizabethtown College and working on his history and political science degree. In today’s day and age, various historical databases can tell us so much about the lives of those who lived before us. By picking a record …

“More Than His Share of Genius and Skill”: The Maps of Anton Nielsen

Alan Barnett Digital Archives, History, Research

The traditional function of a map is to convey information about geography in a two-dimensional way and on a scale that is comprehensible to the user. Maps document relationships of places and geographical features to one another and allow for calculation of distances. They can show lakes, roads, rivers, towns, and even invisible jurisdictional boundaries. But the richest maps are …

Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch

“All Were Rattled”: Butch Cassidy, The Castle Gate Robbery, and the Wild West

Guest Author Digital Archives, Research

This blog post was written by Emily Stoll, a summer 2021 Intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. She is a senior at Weber State University and working on her public history degree. On April 21st, 1897, the Pleasant Valley Coal Company located in Castle Gate, Utah, was robbed in broad daylight. Considered to be one of the …

We’re in Love: Trademark Registers Now Online!

Lauren Katz Digital Archives, Research

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! We are celebrating the holiday of love by sharing our newly digitized Trademark Register series with all of you! This collection is packed with colorful labels of both popular national brands and smaller local companies dating back to 1881! Series 401 – Secretary of State Trademark Registers, 1881-1979 This series is a chronological list of the trademarks …

New Discoveries in the Archives: Murder and Racism in 1893

Lauren Katz Digital Archives, Research

This blog post was written by Mariah Todd. She is the fall 2019 Outreach Intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. She is a senior at UVU majoring in History and she is particularly interested in primary sources. In 1893, seventeen-year-old Charles Arnup was arrested for killing a man. The following year, his attorney submitted a pardon application …