New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2023

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here is the newest one created during October 2023: Inventory of School census books from Ogden School District (Utah), 1891-1974 Inventory of Newspaper clipping scrapbooks from Provo (Utah). Mayor, 1939-2010 Inventory of Municipal code from Tooele (Utah). City Council, 1978- The following series inventories were also updated: Inventory of School …

Highlights with Heidi: Research Archivist at Utah State Archives & Records Service

Highlights with Heidi: Children’s Aid Society of Ogden

Heidi Stringham History, Research

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), …

A Glimpse into Ogden’s Black Community

Alan Barnett History, Research

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 …

Suffrage and Stories of Utah Women

Olene Walker: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson Digital Archives, History

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

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 …