Records Not at the Utah State Archives

Division of Archives and Records Service

Where to Find Other Records

The Utah State Archives manages and collects records created by Utah governmental entities. This means that we do not hold books and materials created by people, families, businesses, or governments outside of Utah. The following lists will help you connect with some of the most common referral locations.

Utah Libraries

Utah State Library Division - Provides funding, training, professional expertise, and technical advice to library directors, library staff, and trustees across Utah.

Utah Library Directory
Utah's Online Library

Utah Archives and Special Collections

Utah Historical Society - Encourages the research, study, and publication of Utah history. Publishes the Utah Historical Quarterly and provides reference services for its Library and Collections.

Utah History To Go
I Love History

FamilySearch Library - Books, films, images, and documents collection in Salt Lake City in conjunction with and FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

Church History Library - Collects and preserves materials by or about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members.

Salt Lake County Archives - Manages and provides access to records created by county offices, with selected online. Research hours by appointment only.

University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library and Special Collections - Rare books and materials about Utah and Intermountain West, among other topics of global interest.

Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library Special Collections and Archives - Rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and government information (especially for Cache County). Hosts Fife Folklore Archives.

Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library L. Tom Perry Special Collections - Materials from a range of collecting areas, featuring Mormon and Western history and Utah County local history.

Weber State University Stewart Library Special Collections - Materials that document Ogden and Weber and Davis Counties specifically and Northern Utah generally.

Southern Utah University Gerald R. Sherratt Library Barbara A. Matheson Special Collections - Materials that document Cedar City and Southern Utah, featuring Michael O. Leavitt Collection.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Lineage society for women descended from Mormon pioneers to Utah, with a museum and collections of artifacts, written histories, and photographs of settlers before 1869.

National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers - Lineage society for men descended from Mormon pioneers to Utah, with a library and quarterly magazine.

Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City Office of Records and Archives - Manages and preserves records from the diocese and about the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Utah.


County Offices and Courthouses

Most records of interest will be in the County Clerk's or County Recorder's offices. maintains a list of local government websites to find current contact information.

City & County Government Websites
Request Public Records

Law Libraries

Legal research may benefit from law libraries that serve students and faculty of law schools, plus the surrounding professional community. Contact the library first to understand what is available to research.

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