Archives News

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July 17, 2024

Finding Aids at the Archives: June 2024

The following series inventories were updated during June 2024 by our archivists: Inventory of Colorado River Commission case files from Attorney General’s Office, 1925-1963. Inventory of Water resources reports from State Planning Board, 1912-1941. Inventory of Brief Sketch of the History of Salt Lake City from Salt Lake City (Utah). City Recorder, 1881. Inventory of Water Resources flood control hearings
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July 15, 2024

ARO Spotlight: Anna Crookston – South Jordan City 

Meet Anna Crookston, the City Recorder for South Jordan. Anna is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the city’s records management program, and has earned a reputation for being innovative, adaptable and not afraid to embrace new technologies. Anna was kind enough to chat with us about the lessons that she has learned in her career, how she faces new challenges,
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July 3, 2024

New Records Center Staff

We’re thrilled to welcome Dylan Miller as the newest member of the Utah State Archives team! Dylan joins us as an Archival Technician in the Records Center. With a background in heavy equipment operations and low voltage electrical installations, he is a fantastic addition to our inactive records team. Dylan’s day-to-day responsibilities will include pulling and mailing records, managing file
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July 1, 2024

Fall 2024 Internships

Although the summer just began, we’re already gearing up for the next semester! For Fall 2024, we’re offering four internship opportunities. These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Reference Internship Local Government Records Accessioning Internship (x2) Agency History Internship More Information These competitive internships require an application and interview. Internships last for one semester (between 10 and
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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