A Day to Honor Our Veterans

Lauren Katz News and Events

On this Veterans Day, we want to thank those who have served in our armed services. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially …

Happy Valentine’s Day

Rae Gifford News and Events

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: …

Happy Holidays from the Archives!

Rae Gifford News and Events

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 …

Image of proclamation sent out with state seal in 1884

Happy Thanksgiving

Rae Gifford News and Events

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.