Category Archives: News

Newly Processed: April 2012

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 April 2012:

Dept. of Community and Economic Development

Department of Natural Resources. Division of Water Resources


Newly Processed: March 2012

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 March 2012:

MX Missile Policy Board


Holiday Closure

The Research Center for the Utah State Archives and Utah State History will be closed Monday, February 20, 2012 for Washington & Lincoln Day.

It will open once again Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9 a.m.


Newly Processed: January 2012

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 January 2012:

Weber County (Utah). Clerk of the County Court

Dept. of Community and Economic Development


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.


Newly Processed: November and December 2011

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 months of November and December 2011:

Attorney General’s Office

Battleship Utah Silver Service Committee

District Court (Sixth District : Kane County)

District Court (Eighth District : Uintah County)

Salt Lake City (Utah). Justice’s Court

Salt Lake City School District (Utah)

Summit County (Utah). County Coroner

Water and Power Board


Newly Processed: October 2011

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 October 2011:

Department of Natural Resources. Division of Parks and Recreation


Archives Month: Author of The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War

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Join us on October 21st at the Utah State Archives as Will Bagley discusses his latest book (co-authored with David Bigler), The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-1858. This story describes how in 1857 President James Buchanan ordered U.S. troops to Utah to replace Brigham Young as governor and restore order in what the federal government viewed as a territory in rebellion. In this compelling narrative, Bigler and Bagley use long-suppressed sources to show that contrary to common perception the Mormon rebellion was not the result of Buchanan s blunder, nor was it a David-and-Goliath tale in which an abused religious minority heroically defied the imperial ambitions of an unjust and tyrannical government. They argue that Mormon leaders had their own far-reaching ambitions and fully intended to establish an independent nation the Kingdom of God in the West.

Long overshadowed by the Civil War, the tragic story of this conflict involved a tense and protracted clash pitting Brigham Young’s Nauvoo Legion against Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston and the U.S. Army’s Utah Expedition. In the end, the conflict between the two armies saw no pitched battles, but Bagley and Bigler argue that Buchanan’s decision to order troops to Utah (his so-called blunder) eventually proved decisive and beneficial for both Mormons and the American republic.

A rich exploration of events and forces that presaged the Civil War, The Mormon Rebellion broadens our understanding of both antebellum America and Utah’s frontier theocracy and offers a challenging reinterpretation of a controversial chapter in Mormon annals.

Will Bagley is a historian specializing in the history of western United States. Bagley has written about the fur trade, overland emigration, American Indians, military history, frontier violence, railroads, mining, and Utah and the Mormons, and has authored and edited numerous books, including Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Mountain Meadows Massacre and So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812 1848.


Holiday Closure: Columbus Day

The Research Center will be closed Monday, October 10,  2011 in observance of Columbus Day. It will open again Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

 


Updated: September 2011

Processors continuously update series inventories to reflect current holdings, new information and more. The following Legislative records in particular were updated during September 2011:


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