Division of Archives and Records Service

USHRAB Forum on June 15

For the past several years the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has sponsored a training for all cultural heritage institutions in Utah. These trainings provide information that can help institutions with things such as collection care, outreach, and digitization. This is also a great opportunity to network with people from other institutions and share ideas and experiences.

This year the USHRAB Forum is on June 15 at the State Archives Building located at 346 S Rio Grande in Salt Lake City. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am and last until 3 pm. Lunch is provided. An agenda is provided below. This event is free but you do need to register. If you have questions about this event, contact Janell Tuttle at [email protected].

The USHRAB is staffed by the State Archives and assists both public and private nonprofit organizations in the preservation of their historical records. Grants are available to regional and local repositories and other nonprofit cultural heritage organizations. The USHRAB’s re-grant program and this training is funded through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. For more information on the USHRAB and its grant program, visit the Archives website or this previous blog post.


Welcome and Introductions – 9:30-9:45
Ken Williams, Utah State Archives

Making Minor Repairs to Documents – 9:45-10:45                                             
Chris McAfee, Brigham Young University                             

Digital Preservation: What Are You Doing? – 10:30-11:30                          
Cory Nimer, Brigham Young University
Gina Strack, Utah State Archives
Kirk Watson, University of Utah

BREAK – 11:30-11:45

Outreach: Engaging the Next Generation – 11:45-12:30
Rae Gifford, Utah State Archives
Sarah Singh, Weber State University
Clint Pumphrey, Utah State University

Pop Up Session: What Are You Working On? – 12:30-1:15                  
Break into groups to discuss

LUNCH – 1:15-1:45

Management & Care of Historical Records – 1:45-3:00                                      
Alan Barnett, Utah State Archives