Archives News

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July 17, 2018

2017-2018 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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April 30, 2018

World War II Registration as “Enemy Aliens”

A new record series is now online consisting of Alien Enemy Registration Forms created by the Davis County Sheriff. From the series inventory: “The forms document individuals and families of Japanese descent living in Davis County from 1940-1945. The forms include the following types of information: household head’s name and address, landlord or employer’s name and address, family members’ names,
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March 26, 2018

Red Cross of Northern Utah Collection Part of WWII Exhibit

The Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) awarded a grant to Weber State University Special Collections to process and digitize the Red Cross of Northern Utah collection donated to them in 2016. The collection consists of handbooks, photographs, correspondence, office files, scrapbooks, and 16mm film. The collection also includes information on the canteen in Ogden during World War II
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February 13, 2018

Remembering Those Who Served: World War Military Listings

In late 1942, Governor Maw issued a proclamation to create the Department of War History and Archives within the Utah State Historical Society.1 Thus began a sustained effort to gather, compile, and memorialize all those from Utah who served in the wars of the twentieth century. At first, records were kept by the Adjutant General, until the Graves Registration Act
February 28, 2011

World War II Casualty Lists from National Archives

In the immediate aftermath of  World War II, the Department of War and the Department of the Navy both published national lists of casualties for the U.S. Army and Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The intent was to disseminate the information to the general public in a timely manner, for the benefit of next of kin,