Newly Processed: January 2017

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 Finding Aids

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 Finding Aids

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 …

SLC School Children’s Constitution and Flag Monument Books Now Available Online

Jim Kichas Digital Archives, History, News and Events

Just in time for back to school season, the Utah State Archives is pleased to make available a fascinating collection of student-created records through our online Digital Archives. These 1932-1952 school children’s Constitution and Flag Monument books were compiled by the Salt Lake City School District to document and commemorate the erection of the School Children’s Constitution and Flag Monument on the west …

More Salt Lake City Tax Assessment Books Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Additional books for Salt Lake City tax assessment from 1879 to 1892, after which this function moved to county offices, are now online. These volumes record the assessment of real and personal property Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. They were used for taxing purposes. Individual city assessors assessed and collected property taxes within municipal boundaries, often recording the details such …

Newly Processed: January 2016

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 2016: Salt Lake City (Utah). Mayor. Division of Personnel Employee newsletters, 1982-2008. Fairfield …

Salt Lake City Firemen Photos Now Online

Jim Kichas Digital Archives, History, News and Events

We are happy to announce that the oldest known photographs from the Salt Lake City Fire Department have been digitized and are now available online through our Digital Archives! These photographs, found in series 23526, provide early documentation of the fire department and the first professional fire fighters employed in Utah. Between 1852 and 1883 fire protection service in Salt Lake City was …

Salt Lake City Tax Assessment Books Online

Gina Strack Digital Archives, News and Events

Thanks to a partnership with FamilySearch, the Utah State Archives has made available online the tax assessment roll books for Salt Lake City from 1856 to 1878. Additional books from 1879 to 1892, after which this function moved to county offices, will be added later. These volumes record the assessment of real and personal property Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. …

Newly Processed: April 2015

Gina Strack Finding Aids

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 April 2015: District Court (Sixth District : Kane County) Bonds, 1897-1979. District Court (Sixth District : Kane …

Law in the Utah Territory

Jim Kichas History, Research Guides

UTAH’S FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY The first legislative assembly in Utah’s history was convened in Salt Lake City on September 22, 1851. Over the course of six months, 13 members of the Territorial Council and 26 members of the Territorial House of Representatives passed a series of acts and bills that formally codified the first laws of the Utah Territory. The Utah …