Monday, September 29, 2008

State Archives offers free research classes during October

Utah Archives Month programs planned

The Utah State Archives will observe Utah Archives Month throughout October with weekly events each Wednesday.

The statewide theme for 2008 is “Documenting Utah: Political History, Public Policy, and Archives.” An exhibit of capitol artifacts is on display in the lobby of the Archives building. The display includes notable artifacts, such as a capitol dome light, original office furnishings, historic photographs, design submission competition entries, program of competition booklets, a piece of granite, and commemorative items.

Three classes geared to family historians will be offered on alternating weeks.

  • Danielle L. Batson, MLS, AG (LDS Family History Library), will present a class on using United States naturalization records, on October 1, at noon.
  • Susan Whetstone, photograph curator at the Utah Historical Society, will provide instruction on preserving photographs on October 15, at 5 p.m.
  • “Wake the Dead,” a popular class on family history sources and research in Utah, will be presented on October 29, at 5 p.m. A tour of the research center is included.

The Archives will host the annual Utah fall caucus of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists on October 8.

Training for the Regional Repositories program under the direction of the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board is set on October 22.

All events will be held in the Courtyard Meeting Room in the State Archives Building, 346 S. Rio Grande Street (455 West), Salt Lake City.

Information about these and other events is listed in the calendar on the Utah Archives Month website,

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