Reference Services

Research Our Records

Ask an Archivist

Reference archivists at the Utah State Archives are available to answer your questions about accessing historical records. We invite you to explore the many research tools online, such as Research Guides, Name Indexes, the Digital Archives, and Inventories of records. Anything not clearly explained or not accessible, please contact us at [email protected].

How We Can Help

Our staff cannot do research for you, but we are here to support your exploration of Utah’s past. We primarily correspond by email, but you may also call 801-531-3847. If you need to visit in person, you will need to make an appointment.

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    Rates for making and mailing copies of materials cover our costs only. We accept checks and money orders, plus major credit cards.

    All copying is subject to a determination made by reference staff that such duplication can be done without injury to the material and that the specified records are available for general public access.

    *limit 50 pages per request
    **limit 25 pages per request

    Special arrangements can be made for requests to copy more, but completion time will be subject to the determination of the reference staff.

    DescriptionOptionAdditional Option
    Document copies made by patronLetter/PDF $0.10 per page Legal $0.25 per page
    Document copies made by staffLetter/PDF $0.25 per page*Legal $0.50 per page
    Microfilm/microfiche copies made by patronPaper $0.25 per page Digital $0.15 per page
    Microfilm/microfiche copies made by staffPaper $1.00 per page** Digital $1.00 per page
    Recordings to DigitalAudio on cassette or CD $10.00Video $20.00
    Certification of Copies$4.00 per document 
    Mail delivery 1-10 pagesU.S. $3.00Foreign $5.00
    Mail delivery 11-20 pagesU.S. $4.00 Foreign $6.00
    Mail delivery 21-40 pagesU.S. $5.00 Foreign $7.00
    Mail delivery 41-60 pagesU.S. $6.00 Foreign $8.00
    Mail delivery 61-80 pagesU.S. $7.00 Foreign $8.00
    Mail delivery 81-100 pagesU.S. $9.00 Foreign $10.00
    Mail delivery CDs or Cassette tapesU.S. $4.00 Foreign $6.00
    Mail delivery Video$5.00 

    Records Not at the State Archives

    We’ve gathered the most common referrals we make. Please consult their websites for the most current contact information.

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