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Ready for Take Off?

This gas station was located at 4126 South Redwood Road when this photograph was taken in 1961. It epitomized how gas station architecture had at one time been greatly inspired by the space-age. The uniquely shaped canopy not only made … Continue reading

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Archives Closure

Due to the upcoming holiday and a staff emergency, the Archives will be CLOSED from September 3 through September 11. Please continue to submit your requests via email and voicemail. Staff will respond upon their return. Thank you for your … Continue reading

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Salt Lake County Library System History Now Online

The Salt Lake County Library System has documented their history by compiling scrapbooks and photographs since 1939. The archives has been lucky enough to have a retired librarian/branch manager, Ruby Cheesman, volunteer her time to digitize this collection, which includes … Continue reading

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Help Us Solve a Mystery, Part II

As we discussed in our first “mystery image” blog entry, on occasion older images in the Salt Lake County Tax Appraisal Photographs collection either contain no identifying information or there is only an older tax number. Unfortunately, sometimes the link … Continue reading

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Closed for July 24

Just a reminder that the Salt Lake County Archives will be closed this Friday for the Pioneer Day holiday. Stay safe!

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Riverton Library Retro

While the Salt Lake County library branches are still closed to onsite patrons, they have been working hard to provide books and other materials via their curbside pickup service. As a small homage to their dedication to serving the citizens … Continue reading

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Holiday Closure: Happy 4th of July!

The Salt Lake County Archives will be closed on Friday, July 3, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday. Have a safe weekend!

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Update from the Reference Desk

As the virus cases continue to increase across the county, our state, and our country, our reading room remains closed to onsite research. Archives staff are only onsite a few hours each week, working to respond to requests for records. … Continue reading

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Slowly Reopening….

Dear Patrons, Thank you for all of the requests for records that you have submitted to us since we closed due to the county-wide health directive issued by our Mayor. We are starting to slowly reopen our archives and staff … Continue reading

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Help Us Solve a Mystery

One of our favorite collections is the Salt Lake County Tax Appraisal Photographs. The Salt Lake County Assessor’s office took pictures of all of the properties in the county starting back in the 1930s and again several times in the … Continue reading

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