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September 9, 2008

Utah Archives Month

The Utah Archives Month website is now updated at Events from Utah repositories for October 2008 are not completely posted yet, but should be soon.
September 9, 2008

Working out the kinks and finding aids

Moving and/or creating a new website is never easy. Hopefully online visitors are not getting too lost (if at all) on the new Archives & Records Service site. A lot of the content is full-circle in that it has not really changed since implementing a content management system in 2005 (which unfortunately had a bad habit of using long confusing
September 2, 2008

New Website is Live

The newly designed website for all services of the Utah State Archives (including research) is now live at!
August 28, 2008

New Digital Collection: Beaver County (Fifth District) Court case index

When the Utah State Archives transferred a court case index record book from the Fifth District Court in Beaver County for microfilming and permanent storage, we actually left the court without a familiar means to look up case files by name. Now everyone can view the index books online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Collections. The surnames,
August 25, 2008

Historic Mining Disasters

Added a new research guide from an offline document prepared a couple of years ago. It is a compilation of data available online from the Mining Safety and Health Research section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In updating it, realized that last year’s Crandall Canyon Mine explosion would need to be sadly added to the end
August 11, 2008

Olympics, 100 years ago

Following the Summer Olympics in Beijing? It may be interesting to see news coverage from 100 years ago in the Deseret News, posted at the Library of Congress Chronicling America site. The newspaper image is courtesy of the University of Utah, which of course hosts many historical newspapers from Utah at
August 11, 2008

New Office Hours

On June 26, 2008, Governor Huntsman announced the “Working 4 Utah” initiative. As part of the initiative the Department of Administrative Services will be going to the four-day work week beginning August 4, 2008. Our offices will be open for business from 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Thursday. Our office will be closed on Friday. The Research Center
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January 1, 1970

Third District Court: Salt Lake County Criminal Index Online

An index covering from 1916 to 1975 for Salt Lake County criminal case files is now online. This series functions as an index to access the criminal case files and registers of actions. Individual entries record the name of defendants involved in criminal actions and provide the following information: name of the defendant, assigned case number, page number for the
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January 1, 1970


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