Government Publications and Information

A new research guide is available with an introduction and some information on finding records informally classified as Publications:

Government Publications and Documents

Unlike the original records created by Utah state and local agencies held by the Utah State Archives, publications are meant to be widely distributed and often come to the Archives in non-traditional ways. A majority of recent publications, for instance, come through a depository system managed by the Utah State Library, similar to the Federal Depository Library System for federal documents. If you look closely at some older issues, many will bear the stamp of libraries both near and far that once had the item in their collections, but then sent it on its way when it was past its usefulness. Other items are signed or stamped as belonging to individual legislators, attorneys general and similar and would probably have a story to tell of their journey if they could speak!

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About Gina Strack

Processing & Reference Archivist at the Utah State Archives. View all posts by Gina Strack

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