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Holiday Closure

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, January 17, 2011 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will re-open Tuesday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m. Don’t forget about all the online research opportunities like death certificates, birth certificates, legislative bills, learning how to use marriage records or court records and everything else available anytime from anywhere.


Holiday Hours

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will remain open as normal Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. through the end of December. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays will each be observed on a Friday when it is usually closed. If you have been meaning to do some research and you have time off, drop us a line or come visit!


Holiday Closure

Presidential Proclamation 118 (Thanksgiving Day, 1864) (page 1 of 5)

Presidential Proclamation 118 (Thanksgiving Day, 1864)

The Research Center for Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Thursday, November 25, 2010 for Thanksgiving. It will re-open Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.


Research Center Closure September 29

The Research Center for Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for staff training. Normal hours will resume Thursday, September 30 at 8:30 a.m.


Holiday Closure

War Production Board, U.S. National Archives

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, September 6, 2010 for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m.


Holiday Closures

Waving Proudly by Elizabeth Foote

The Research Center will be closed Monday, July 5, 2010  for Independence Day. Normal hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5: 30 p.m. will resume Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

As Pioneer Day (July 24) falls on a Saturday, the Research Center will not be closing in observance. State offices that are normally open on Fridays will be closed Friday, July 23, 2010.


Thanksgiving

Member of Salt Lake City Volunteer Fire Department

Member of Salt Lake Volunteer Fire Department "Careful cooking those turkeys"

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

The Utah State Law Library provides a short history of the holiday:

The first presidential proclamation about Thanksgiving was made by George Washington in 1789. He declared the 26th of November as the date of celebration. In 1863, President Lincoln proclaimed that the last Thursday in November was a national holiday. Finally, in 1941 Congress and President Truman proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November the legal holiday that it is today.

The Research Center will be closed Thursday, November 25, 2009 for Thanksgiving. Normal hours will resume Monday, November 30, 2009.


Archives & You

What does the Utah State Archives mean to you?

Have we helped you in some way with research, services, training, advice?

Submit your story or comment!

See some posted already at archives.utah.gov/archives-you.html.

“Archivists are like mechanics, no one wants to give them money or the time of day until something breaks when they become gods amongst men.” (Source)


Audographs are back!

Digital audio workstation

Digital audio workstation

After being away for repairs, several Audograph players are back and now available for listening to Senate and House Floor debate recordings from 1957 to 1989. Gray Audograph was a machine generally used for dictation from about the mid-20th century. The Utah State Legislature recorded floor debates using Audographs until they switched to cassette tapes (now they are digital and streamed online).

Using an LSTA grant, we were able to purchase equipment and software to record these obsolete disks into a digital format. The disks themselves have held up fairly well–it is the original machines that have had difficulties, and led to using several to completely rebuild the four working ones we now how. Since they have to be recorded in real time, its going to take awhile! However, anyone needing a particular date and session can arrange through the Research Center to either listen there or obtain a copy on CD. We will need some notice to retrieve and record the target disk, but the result will be much better than making researchers deal with this long-ago technology on their own.


Holiday Closure

The Research Center will be closed Monday, January 19, 2009 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We remain open as usual until 6 p.m. today, Thursday. Remember that we are closed every Friday and Saturday as part of our normal hours.

Open once again Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7 a.m.


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