In an effort to better protect the public and Research Center staff from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Research Center of the Utah State Archives and Utah State History is closed to walk-in traffic until further notice.
Staff will continue to be available to respond to requests for records and information by phone and email.

The Collections

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When You Visit

All books, manuscripts, photographs, maps and records are non-circulating and must be used in the Research Center. Copies, including digital, are generally allowed and available as a self-service. When visiting, patrons must register annually and agree to abide by the following rules:

  • No food or drink is allowed in the Research Room.
  • All coats, purses, bags, briefcases etc. must be left in the reception area.
  • Only pencils (not pens), paper, and laptop computers are allowed in the Research Room.
  • Researchers should not mark or write on any research materials.
  • The existing order of documents should be carefully maintained.
  • Researchers should use particular care in handling fragile materials.
  • Scanners are not allowed in the Research Room, cameras by permission only.
  • Research Center Staff may examine all notes and papers as you leave
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