Four members of the Local Government team standing in the State Archives Reference Room.

(Re)Introducing the Local Government Team

Heidi Steed News and Events, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Here at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, our Local Government Team looks a little different these days, as we have welcomed a few new members. We wanted to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves and the unique work we do here at the State Archives. Over the last several years, we’ve been busy listening and learning from …

Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

Over the past few months, the Utah State Archives staff have been sifting through resumes and conducting interviews in order to grow our team! After a competitive and insightful process, we are happy to introduce our new USHRAB (Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board) Executive Secretary and Local Government Archivist and new Reformatting Specialist. Let’s get to know them…. Genesie …

2022 Service Recognition Awards

Lauren Katz News and Events

When asked about our favorite part of working at the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the answer is always the staff! Our team is hardworking, dedicated, and passionate about records access and preservation. In fact, many of our colleagues have been with the Archives for years! This month we gathered to acknowledge and congratulate colleagues who achieved a milestone …

Happy Retirement, Melody!

Lauren Katz News and Events

This month we said goodbye to Melody Yearsley after 22.5 years of public service in state government! Melody was most recently based out of the State Records Center in Clearfield where she worked as a specialist in our scan-on-demand program. She spent her time fulfilling record requests from various Utah agencies and enjoyed seeing signatures from Utah’s past and present. …

Remembering Former State Archivist Bob Woodhead

Lauren Katz News and Events

Our condolences go out to the family of Robert Gordon Woodhead, a former Utah State Archivist, who died on November 21. With the departure of Jeff Johnson in 2002, the Utah State Archives Director position was held briefly by Bob, who had previously held senior leadership positions in the Department of Administrative Services and the Division of Facilities and Construction …

Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

We are thrilled to announce the latest additions to the Utah State Archives team! Maren Peterson, who previously worked with us in a part-time position, joined our Records and Information Management team as the Education and State Agency RIM Specialist. In this role, she will help her assigned agencies with records management and facilitating the transfer of records to the care …

Happy Retirement, Susan!

Lauren Katz News and Events

Last month we said goodbye to Susan Mumford after 16 years of public service at the Utah State Archives. After owning an art and custom frame business for 18 years, Susan attended Emporia State University where she earned her MLIS. She then joined the State Archives where she wore many hats including records analyst, processor, volunteer coordinator, secretary of the …

Welcome to our New Staff!

Lauren Katz News and Events

Over the past few months, the Utah State Archives staff have been sifting through resumes and conducting interviews in order to grow our team! After a competitive and insightful process, we are happy to introduce our new Collections Management Specialist and new Lead Reformatting Technician. Let’s get to know them…. Carl Jemmett, Collections Management Specialist Please describe what you do …

Digital Archivist Wins 2022 CIMA Service Award

Lauren Katz News and Events

The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is pleased to announce that Gina Strack, Digital Archives Program Manager, has been honored with the 2022 CIMA Service Award from the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA), an association of archivist, conservators, historians, and archival professionals from Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico. The CIMA Service Award is given to an …