Division of Archives and Records Service

Welcome to the new blog!

Rae Gifford
October 2, 2017

Greetings from Utah

It is official. Yesterday (October 1, 2017), the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service combined our two blogs into a fresh new one!

The Utah State Archives serves a diverse audience, yet we are a single institution. Our new blog is an effort to provide a single voice at a single location for all of our audiences. We will ensure that all can find the information they need, such as: preservation of records, research, administering the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, records management, training, GRAMA, and the Public Notice Website.

With that in mind we will no longer be posting at Researching the Utah State Archives or All new content will now be posted here! Our older posts will remain available on the original websites while our support team works to seamlessly transition them to the new website.

Our new blog will have a number of  regular posts to highlight the different responsibilities of the Archives. Our records management team will post about training, best practices, and the popular Appointed Records Officers Spotlight (We LOVE our AROs!!). Our processing team (including the Digital Archives) will post on interesting records, new finding aids and research guides, and archival best practices. We will be adding posts on the re-grant projects for USHRAB, as well as quarterly posts from our reformatting team, our records center, and our Open Government team.

Finally, our new blog has a number of subscription options that allows you to follow the information that pertains to your interests. Our current subscribers were moved already with instructions on updating their new profiles. Find more information on subscriptions at

We are so glad you are here!

Please contact us if you have any questions.