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November 1, 2023

That’s a Wrap on Archives Month

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the Utah Archives Month theme of food! Here are some of our favorite moments from October: Before the emergence of one-stop shop supermarkets, a variety of local grocers, butchers, and bakers in Salt Lake City delivered goods directly to customers’ homes. Ornate billheads give a glimpse into the kinds of food and sundries
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November 1, 2023

Spring 2024 Internships

Applications are now open for spring semester internships at the Utah State Archives and Records Service! These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Read more about our three internship opportunities: Local Government Records Accessioning Internship Records Retention and Appraisal Internship Reference Internship More Information These competitive internships will require an application and interview. Internships last for one
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October 16, 2023

ARO Spotlight: Department of Environmental Quality Records Team

Over the several years that I’ve been a RIM specialist at the State Archives, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many different State departments. The Department of Environmental Quality has consistently reached out to State Archives over the years, and is always just delightful to work with, so I wanted to recognize them for that. Instead of highlighting a
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October 16, 2023

The “Utah State Official Family,” 1946

This is what the Utah State Government looked like just one year after the end of World War II. The population of the state was roughly 638,000 and the State Capitol was still the primary office building for state government. Governor Herbert Maw stands at the front of the crowd on the steps of the Utah State Capitol. Along with
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October 14, 2023

New Finding Aids at the Archives: September 2023

Our archivists write inventories as finding aids to describe records. Here is the newest one created during September 2023: Inventory of Utah State Official Family photograph from Secretary of State, 1946. The following series inventories were also updated: Inventory of Civil and criminal case files from Salt Lake County (Utah). Probate Court, 1852-1887. Inventory of Power resources records from State
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October 13, 2023

1918 Birth Certificates Online

Birth certificate images for 1918 are now online! Browse by county and date of birth to locate the correct folder. If you are not finding a record where you expect or otherwise need help, send an email to our capable reference staff at [email protected]. Also use this address to ask us about birth certificates for 1919-1923, which are available for
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September 29, 2023

Gone But Not Forgotten: Records Hold the Memory of Provo’s Mid-Century City Center

Long-time Provo residents may have felt a certain sense of loss several months ago as they watched the demolition of the familiar Provo City Center that housed city government for over 50 years. Completed in 1972, the complex was Provo’s first purpose-built city hall since the city government was formed in 1851. As with many city halls, the building was
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September 19, 2023

Becoming American: Declarations and Naturalization Records from Sevier County, Utah

This blog post was written by Valeria T. Solano Rojo, a summer 2023 intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Services. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in History from Western Illinois University. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies declared independence from the British Empire to become the United States of America. The new nation turned into
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September 15, 2023

Meet the Fall 2023 Interns

School is back in session and we’re excited to welcome a new cohort of talented interns to the Utah State Archives! Learn more about them, and the exciting projects they will be undertaking this semester, below: Lauryn Whipple recently graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelors in History and has worked at the Natural History Museum of Utah
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September 13, 2023

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board Wins 2023 Award of Merit

It’s official: we’re award winners! The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) has been awarded the 2023 SHRAB Award of Merit from the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This annual award recognizes an outstanding State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) and the Utah SHRAB unanimously won for outstanding programming and