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December 20, 2021

Sanpete County Records Now Online

A small digital collection that contained only the earliest Spring City Council minutes has now been expanded to include several maps from the same city. Records in this collection were created by various local government entities in Sanpete County and document the history of the county. Sanpete County, located in central Utah, is a largely agricultural county founded in 1850.
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September 15, 2021

“More Than His Share of Genius and Skill”: The Maps of Anton Nielsen

The traditional function of a map is to convey information about geography in a two-dimensional way and on a scale that is comprehensible to the user. Maps document relationships of places and geographical features to one another and allow for calculation of distances. They can show lakes, roads, rivers, towns, and even invisible jurisdictional boundaries. But the richest maps are
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July 14, 2021

2020-2021 in the Utah State Digital Archives

An infographic visualizing the last year in the Digital Archives with information on number of items, statistics on use, and notable additions.
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January 11, 2021

Highway Maps Online

Before we had GPS and phones with map apps, people used folded paper maps. Across the United States, transportation departments distributed free highway maps both as a public service and a way to promote tourism, including here in Utah. The Utah State Archives is pleased to announce that a collection of Official Highway Maps from the Utah Department of Transportation
December 9, 2015

Newly Processed: November 2015

All public records at the Utah State Archives are accessible through the Research Center. However, once processed the records are easier to use with proper storage and fuller descriptions, including online series inventories. The following list includes record series that were processed during the month of November 2015: Department of Transportation. Division of Right of Way Railroad maps, 1900-1960.