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February 6, 2024

Evidence of a Lost Architectural and Artistic Landmark: Salt Lake Technical High School

After the Salt Lake High School was established in 1890, it operated in a number of different locations before settling into the former home of the University of Deseret, located on the present-day site of West High School. In 1912, a building was completed on the west side of the same block to house the companion Technical High School, which
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January 11, 2024

2023 Year in Review

Here at Utah State Archives, our goal is to ensure the ongoing care and management of the public records that we hold in trust for the citizens of Utah. As we end another year, we take a moment to reflect and share our wins over the past twelve months. In 2023 our staff… This year we also said goodbye to
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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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July 12, 2023

2022-2023 in the Utah State Digital Archives

The Utah State Digital Archives contains collections from records of enduring value online and is free to the public! It leverages mass digitization and partnerships to meet patron needs and maintain archival context and original order. With worldwide online access, you have the ability to do research from anywhere while the Utah State Archives efficiently fulfills its mission “to provide
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May 1, 2023

Coal Correspondence: Inspector Gomer Thomas and the 1900 Scofield Mine Disaster

This blog post was written by Jack Tingey, a 2023 Intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. Jack graduated from BYU with a BA in history and an emphasis on 19th century American history. On May 1, 1900, International Workers Day, Utah State Coal Mine Inspector Gomer Thomas searched through the wreckage of the Winter Quarters No. 4 Mine,
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January 11, 2023

Utah Drought Solutions Under Governor George Clyde, 1957-1965

This blog post was written by Sadie Webster, a fall 2022 intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Services. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. Drought is a common plague for the agriculture industry in the dry and torrid West, particularly in a place such as Utah where this industry is
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December 31, 2022

2022 Year in Review

Here at Utah State Archives, our goal is to ensure the ongoing care and management of the public records that we hold in trust for the citizens of Utah. As we end another year, we take a moment to reflect and share our wins over the past twelve months. In 2022 our staff… It was a time of transition for
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August 17, 2022

Tracking the Forced Displacement and Relocation of Persons of Japanese Descent during WWII

This blog post was written by Nery Alcivar-Estrella, a 2022 summer intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. She is working on her Master of Library and Information Science degree at the San José State University School of Information and is particularly interested in the intersection of librarianship and archival work. In this blog post, I examine records