Connecting the Dots: A Look at How State and Local Processes Interact

Mahala Ruddell History

An 1851 law passed by the territorial legislature required that the state government keep a “fair and faithful record of all marks and brands” indicating ownership of livestock. These brand books recorded the mark or shape of the brand, whether the brand was located on the livestock’s body or on their ear, the name of the person applying for the …

Poll taxes in Utah?

Mahala Ruddell History

Poll taxes, or fixed sums levied on any eligible individual, are uncommon these days. Historically, they are usually discussed in conjunction with civil rights and disenfranchisement. So it might be a bit surprising to come across a record like this, a poll tax register from Spring City. We often hear about poll taxes in the Deep South, but here in …

a death certificate

New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during October 2020: Inventory of Financial records from Centerfield (Utah), 1909-1990. In addition, the following were updated with new records or more description: Inventory of Bingham Canyon photographs from Department of Administrative Services. Division of Archives and Records Service, 1923-1978. Inventory of …

Spring City, Utah home

New Finding Aids at the Archives: August 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during August 2020: Inventory of City plat map from Spring City (Utah), 1888 Inventory of Financial records from Spring City (Utah), 1913-2003 Inventory of Proof of publication notices from Spring City (Utah), 1974-2014 Inventory of Public utilities payment records from Spring City …

Spring City (Utah) Cemetery map

New Finding Aids at the Archives: July 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during July 2020: Inventory of Official transcripts from Alpine School District (Utah). American Fork High School, 1910-2020 Inventory of Municipal code from Riverton (Utah), 1978-2009 Inventory of Ordinances from Riverton (Utah), 1947-2020 Inventory of Administrative records from Spring City (Utah), 1917-2000. Inventory …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2020

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during January 2020: Inventory of Ordinances from Centerfield (Utah), 1909-2020 Inventory of Survey record from Heber City (Utah), undated. Inventory of Council minutes from Leeds (Utah), 1953-2007. Inventory of Interment register from Spring City (Utah), 1892-2014 Inventory of Poll tax ledger from …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: December 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during December 2019: Inventory of Council minutes from Centerfield (Utah), 1909-2019 Inventory of Board minutes from Children’s Aid Society of Utah, 1910-2008 Inventory of Administrative records from Children’s Aid Society of Utah, 1910-2000 Inventory of Institutional histories from Children’s Aid Society of …

Spring City, Utah home

New Finding Aids at the Archives: November 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during November 2019: Inventory of City Between the Canyons: A History of Cottonwood Heights, 1849-1953 from Cottonwood Heights (Utah), 2018. Inventory of Audit reports from Spring City (Utah), 1940-2006 Inventory of Meeting agenda and notices from Spring City (Utah), 2007-2014 In addition, …

New Finding Aids at the Archives: October 2019

Gina Strack Finding Aids

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe them for research. Here are the new ones created during October 2019: Inventory of Executive orders from Governor (2005-2009 : Huntsman), 2005-2009. Inventory of Fetal death certificates from Office of Vital Records and Statistics, 1905-2019 | View Online In addition, the following were updated with new records or more description: Inventory …