Suffrage and Stories of Utah Women

Alberta Hill Henry: Stories of Utah Women

Maren Peterson

Alberta Hill was born in Louisiana in 1920, where her parents worked as sharecroppers. As African Americans, they were discriminated against in Louisiana. When she was three, her family moved to Kansas where they hoped for a better racial climate and educational opportunities for their children.  When Alberta was a teenager she was in a car accident. A piece of …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: September 2019

Gina Strack

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during September 2019: Inventory of Indexes to Minutes from Carbon County (Utah). County Commission, 1917-1977 Inventory of Administrative records from Heber City (Utah), 1896-1924. Inventory of Financial records from Heber City (Utah), 1932-1969. Inventory of Justice court records from Heber City (Utah), …

Probate Records for Salt Lake County

Gina Strack

This post is the first in a 3-part series on the Salt Lake County Probate Case Files. The probate case files in Salt Lake County are some of the oldest records at the Utah State Archives. Since the initial pioneer settlement was concentrated within the boundaries of Salt Lake County, prominent names are easy to find within these estates, such …

Lilly E. Gray gravestone

For the Record: Lilly E. Gray

Gina Strack

Among the obelisks, monuments, and statues of the Salt Lake City Cemetery is a rather unusual headstone inscription: “Lilly E. Gray / June 6, 1881 – November 14, 1958 / Victim of the Beast 666.” The plot on the far northeastern side of the cemetery attracts visitors from all over, many on guided tours of the ghostly and paranormal. But …

Newly Processed: June-July 2017

Gina Strack

The following list includes record series that were processed at the Utah State Archives during the month of June-July 2017.

Newly Processed: May 2017

Gina Strack

The following list includes record series that were processed at the Utah State Archives during the month of May 2017.

Newly Processed: January 2017

Gina Strack

All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of January 2017: Duchesne County (Utah). County Assessor Appraisal records, 1915- Ogden School District (Utah) …

Newly Processed: September 2016

Gina Strack

All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of October 2016: Capitol Commission Biennial reports, 1913-1916. Levan (Utah) Warrant stubs and bank books, …

Newly Processed: August 2016

Gina Strack

All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed by archivists during the month of August 2016: Benjamin Cemetery Maintenance District (Utah) Sexton’s records, ca. 1878-1996. Cedar Hills …