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June 11, 2024

New Finding Aids at the Archives: May 2024

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during May 2024: Department of Cultural and Community Engagement. Division of Arts and Museums. Folk Arts Program Carbon County Project Department of Cultural and Community Engagement. Division of Arts and Museums. Folk Arts Program Sanpete County Project The following series inventories were updated during
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May 8, 2024

New Finding Aids at the Archives: April 2024

The following series inventories were updated during April by our archivists: Inventory of Birth register from Piute County (Utah). County Clerk, 1898 Inventory of Case files from Public Service Commission, 1917- Inventory of Death certificates from Office of Vital Records and Statistics, i 1904- Inventory of Biennial reports from Capitol Commission, 1913-1916 The following records were accessioned and may be
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May 1, 2024

Utah History Day 2024: Archival Research Winners

Every year in April, 4th through 12th grade students from across the state embark on a research project for Utah History Day, part of the larger National History Day (NHD) contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research in libraries, archives, and museums. The final projects are presented in one of five ways: an
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April 4, 2024

New Finding Aids at the Archives: March 2024

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during March 2024: Folk Arts Program Southern Utah Folklife Festival records Tooele County (Utah). County Sheriff Sheriff’s Fee Books Morgan County (Utah). Probate Court Probate Docket and Land File The following records were accessioned and may be accessed through our Reference Room:  District Court
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March 19, 2024

New Finding Aids at the Archives: February 2024

The following series inventories were updated during February 2024 by our archivists: Inventory of Correspondence from Governor Lee, 1949-1956 Inventory of Colorado River correspondence from Governor Blood, 1933-1940 Inventory of Standing committee audio recordings from Legislature. House of Representatives, 1994- Inventory of Buzzer from Utah State University, 1909-1981 Inventory of Ordinances from Spanish Fork (Utah). City Council., 1899- Inventory of
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February 16, 2024

New Finding Aids at the Archives: January 2024

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during January 2024: Inventory of Lester Wire collection from Dept. of Transportation. Central Records Section, 1888-1982 Inventory of Records from Dern, George Henry, 1872-1936 Inventory of Naturalization Record from District Court (Second District : Morgan County), 1903- Inventory of Civil registers of actions from
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February 6, 2024

Evidence of a Lost Architectural and Artistic Landmark: Salt Lake Technical High School

After the Salt Lake High School was established in 1890, it operated in a number of different locations before settling into the former home of the University of Deseret, located on the present-day site of West High School. In 1912, a building was completed on the west side of the same block to house the companion Technical High School, which
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January 3, 2024

New Finding Aids at the Archives: December 2023

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during December 2023: Inventory of Arthur L. Flandro Records from Board of Pardons, 1952-1963 Inventory of Automobile fatalities records from Department of Public Safety, 1934-2008 The following series inventories were also updated: Inventory of Annual reports from Board of Education, 1864- Inventory of Photographs
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December 29, 2023

Highlights with Heidi: Utah’s Spaceport

The recent successful landing of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at the Utah Test and Training Range[efn_note]Hill Airforce Base, Utah Test and Training Range, https://www.hill.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/672497/utah-test-and-training-range/.[/efn_note] in the West Desert near Dugway created a lot of excitement! But did you know that spacecraft landings in Utah’s deserts could have been a regular occurrence had history played out just a little differently? In 1971, Utah
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December 9, 2023

New Finding Aids at the Archives: November 2023

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here are the newest ones created during November 2023: Inventory of Justice Court dockets from Tooele City Court, 1893-1950 Inventory of Justice docket for Ophir and Tooele City precincts from Tooele County (Utah). Justice of the Peace : Ophir Precinct, 1876-1891 Inventory of Criminal registers of actions from District Court