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June 11, 2024

Privacy Bill FAQ

On March 19, House Bill 491 for the Government Data Privacy Act was signed by the Governor of Utah. The bill provides for the creation of a Utah Privacy Governing Board and the creation of the Office of Data Privacy, which is responsible for assisting state agencies in implementing privacy practices, including compliance with legislation, facilitating data subject rights and individuals’ control of their
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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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June 10, 2024

Meet the Summer 2024 Interns

Summer has arrived along with a new cohort of talented interns! They kicked off their internship with a tour of the Utah State Archives building, a chance to meet our staff, and time to dive into their projects with their specific advisors. Learn more about them, and the exciting projects they will be undertaking this summer, below: Leisina Wolfgramm is
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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 8, 2024

ARO Spotlight: Debbie Berry from the Division of Water Rights

Records are essential to establishing and managing water rights in Utah, and Debbie Berry has been a critical part of managing records at the Division of Water Rights for the past five years. She is a tenacious researcher when it comes to understanding her Division’s recordkeeping practices and is always on the lookout to resolve questions and establish clear recordkeeping
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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 10, 2024

From Pews to Pixels: Weber State’s Stewart Library Digitizes New Zion Baptist Church’s Legacy

At Weber State University, Stewart Library Special Collections and University Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to unique primary sources, archives, and rare books documenting the history of WSU, and the greater Weber and Davis Counties. What is one fun fact about your organization that the general public might not know? Special collections and University Archives are for everyone! Our
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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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April 3, 2024

Sealing the Deal: Tooele County Clerk’s Office Unlocks the Vault with Historic Marriage Records

The Tooele County Clerk’s Office works to provide outstanding customer service to Tooele County residents in the areas of official documentation and elections, and to accurately and efficiently keep a historical record of county-conducted business. What is one fun fact about your organization that the general public might not know? Every member of our team has taken a field trip
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April 1, 2024

Summer 2024 Internships

Applications are now open for summer internships at the Utah State Archives and Records Service! These competitive, stipend-paid internships are designed especially for students. Read more about our three internship opportunities: Reference Internship Local Government Records Accessioning Internship (x2) More Information These competitive internships require an application and interview. The session will start in June and end in August, with