Red Cross of Northern Utah Collection Part of WWII Exhibit

Janell Tuttle Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Leave a Comment

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) awarded a grant to Weber State University Special Collections to process and digitize the Red Cross of Northern Utah collection donated to them in 2016. The collection consists of handbooks, photographs, correspondence, office files, scrapbooks, and 16mm film. The collection also includes information on the canteen in Ogden during World War II …

Remembering Those Who Served: World War Military Listings

Gina Strack Digital Archives, History Leave a Comment

In late 1942, Governor Maw issued a proclamation to create the Department of War History and Archives within the Utah State Historical Society.1 Thus began a sustained effort to gather, compile, and memorialize all those from Utah who served in the wars of the twentieth century. At first, records were kept by the Adjutant General, until the Graves Registration Act …

World War II Casualty Lists from National Archives

Gina Strack History, Research Guides Leave a Comment

In the immediate aftermath of  World War II, the Department of War and the Department of the Navy both published national lists of casualties for the U.S. Army and Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The intent was to disseminate the information to the general public in a timely manner, for the benefit of next of kin, …