A few months ago, Heidi received a patron request for an adoption record. Within this adoption was a clue leading her to the records of the Children’s Aid Society. Let’s see what she found! In 1909, the Utah Legislature passed a law to protect “Dependent, Neglected, and Ill-treated Children” (Laws of Utah 1909.) By creating the Children’s Aid Society (Society), …
Highlights with Heidi: Ogden Court Book
Heidi found this absolutely stunning page of marble inside the Ogden City Court Judgement Book, which is part of Series 5332. Having never seen colors quite like these before, we’re so glad she shared with us! She also gave us a glimpse inside the book: this page from 1937 shows the records of fines paid to the Ogden City Court …
A Glimpse into Ogden’s Black Community
Among records recently transferred to the Utah State Archives from the Ogden School District were two seemingly unremarkable 1960s-era photo albums from Pingree Elementary School. Despite the plain covers, the photos in the album revealed that Pingree Elementary was not just another school. The photographs provide a striking and human window into one of the important Black communities in Utah …
Olene Walker: Stories of Utah Women
Olene Walker was born in Ogden, UT in 1930. Her parents were both educators and her father was the Ogden School Superintendent for 25 years. Olene was elected to her first position in the student government during junior high. She later earned a debate scholarship to Weber College, but transferred to Brigham Young University after her first year. After earning …
New Finding Aids at the Archives: July 2019
Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during July 2019: Inventory of Judge Joseph G. Jeppson scrapbooks from District Court (Utah) (Third District : Salt Lake County), 1940-1977. Inventory of Tarragona, Spain student album from Governor Clyde, 1957. View Album Online Inventory of Daily Diary from Governor Walker, 2004-2005 …
New Finding Aids at the Archives: March 2018
A list of new finding aids describing historical records from the Utah State Archives for January 2018.
New Finding Aids at the Archives: November 2017
A list of new finding aids describing historical records from the Utah State Archives for November 2017.
Newly Processed: April 2017
The following list includes record series that were processed at the Utah State Archives during the month of April 2017.
Newly Processed: March 2017
The following list includes record series that were processed at the Utah State Archives during the month of March 2017.
Newly Processed: February 2017
The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of February 2017.