Happy Holidays!!!

Rae Gifford

As the end of the year draws closer… We wish you the happiest of of holidays from our family to yours!   See You in 2019!

The Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1877

Rae Gifford

In 1877, Utah’s Territorial Governor George W. Emery (1875-1880) declared that year’s Thanksgiving to be on November 29th. This proclamation highlights two prominent features of the early Thanksgiving celebrations.

Research Center Closed February 19, 2018

Gina Strack

The Research Center is closed Monday, February 19, 2018 for Presidents DAy. We will open again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Rae Gifford

Do you need a valentine to share? Try one of these! Today we have been sharing valentines on Twitter. They were created by the awesome Holly Dolan from the Denton County (Texas) Department of Technology Services. Records Management Term Definitions: Administratively valuable: An appraisal noting the usefulness of records for the conduct of current and/or future administrative business needs. Custodian: …

Research Center Closed January 15, 2018

Gina Strack

The Research Center is closed Monday, January 15, 2018 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will open again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Happy Holidays from the Archives!

Rae Gifford

More than 70 years ago, while the world was fighting World War II, the holidays were still coming to Utah. Lights were strung, festivities planned, and Christmas cards sent. In the Correspondence records of Governor Herbert Brown Maw (Records Series 221), I found the following letter from the Utah State Department of Public Welfare: In this year of world-wide struggle …

Research Center Closed December 25, 2017

Gina Strack

The Research Center is closed Monday, December 25 for Christmas Day. We will open again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Image of proclamation sent out with state seal in 1884

Happy Thanksgiving

Rae Gifford

We at the Utah State Archives are grateful for the public, administrative, and legislative support that allows us to fulfill our mission: to assist Utah’s government agencies in the efficient management of their records, preserve Utah’s governmental records of enduring value, and provide quality access to public information.

Research Center Closed November 23, 2017

Gina Strack

The Research Center is closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. We will open again at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017.

A Day to Honor Our Veterans

Rae Gifford

Since 1954, the United States has observed a National Veterans Day. The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs has succinctly defined this as a day “set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime…. [It is] intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to …