Category Archives: Services

Holiday Closure

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, January 16, 2012 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

It will open once again Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 9 a.m.


Holiday Closures

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, December 26, 2011 for Christmas. It will open again Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 9 a.m.

We will also be closed Monday, January 2, 2012 for New Year’s Day, opening again Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Happy Holidays!


Holiday Closure

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2011 for Thanksgiving Day. It will re-open Friday, November 25 at 9 a.m.


Holiday Closure

John Walter Holbrook

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Friday, November 11, 2011 for Veterans’ Day. Normal hours will resume Monday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Are you looking for military records? We have research guides online to help you:


Closure

The Research Center will be closed Friday, September 30, 2011 for staff training. It will open again Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Visit historyresearch.utah.gov to access online research available anytime.


New Hours

Tomorrow is the final Friday that the Utah State Archives administrative offices, Records Center and Research Center will be closed as part of the Executive Branch’s “Working 4 Utah” initiative begun in 2008.

Beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2011 (after the Labor Day holiday), all division offices and services will be available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Following studied visitor patterns, the Research Center will however be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many services are available anytime online (see also utah.gov).


Holiday Closure: Labor Day

Utah Territorial Seal

The Research Center will be closed Monday, September 5, 2011 for Labor Day.

It will open again Tuesday, September 6, 2011 with new hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including Fridays from this point forward.


Holiday Closure

John Walter Holbrook

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. It will open as usual Tuesday, May 31 at 8:30 a.m.

Read about military records available for research.


Microfiche Project

A guest post by Rebekkah Hibbert.

The Utah State Archives received a grant in 2010 to organize thousands of unknown microfiche. With the help of our wonderful volunteers this project is making great progress! Microfiche has been moved from metal storage cabinets, inventoried and organized by series. Volunteers are helping us view the microfiche, create descriptions and put them in archival boxes for patron use.

There have been several exciting finds: we have found a picture of the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser at the Salt Lake Airport from 1949, blueprints of the Utah State Capitol, executive orders from many governors, an indictment of Butch Cassidy and more!

The project has provided me with a crash course of processing, records management and the programs used. What was at first daunting to look at has become so familiar I occasionally find myself wondering why F8 doesn’t do the same thing on my home computer as it does for the APPX program. I have learned attention to detail is more crucial than I thought, and I already thought it was crucial. Not only could lacking attention causing simple mistakes (which can be problematic and frustrating enough in itself), but could lead to losing a record to a series in which it does not belong. Assigning a series to a record is important and requires careful consideration if the record is ever to be utilized.

Though records date back to 1916 and as current as 2003, we discovered most microfiche we have were produced in the late 1960’s thru the early 1980’s. Computer Output Microfiche, or COM fiche was used often by state agencies to keep track of information during those decades. It appears to have been so readily available that we have thousands of cards of occupational licenses. Normally these would not be put on microfiche, but in the 80’s and 90’s it must have been an easy way to keep these records considering the volume we have. Hopefully one day these will be of great value to genealogists.

All the microfiche has been assigned to a series, which being done feels like a new project has begun. Everything is starting to be labeled and finding aids will be created so these records can share their information with you.


Holiday Closure

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, February 21, 2011 for Presidents’ Day. It will open as usual Tuesday, February 22 at 8:30 a.m.


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