Category Archives: Archives building

30th Anniversary Open House: Recap

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 marked the 30th Anniversary celebratory Open House for Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives.  We were pleased to have a large turnout from Salt Lake County government, including Mayor Ben McAdams, Deputy Mayor Lori Bays, … Continue reading

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The Move to a New Home: More history of the Archives

Last week we talked about the first seven years of the Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives program and its “temporary” quarters in a service garage on 800 South. In 1994, the records were finally moved from the garage to … Continue reading

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7 Years of “Temporary” Storage: The Early Years of the Archives

In September 1985, Salt Lake County held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Government Center. The site, at 2001 State Street, was an important location in the County’s history.  From 1885 until 1965 it had served … Continue reading

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Archives on the News

Salt Lake County Archives made the news (in a good way) this month.  Craig Wirth, of Utah’s Channel 4 (KTVX) news, spent several hours with the staff of the Archives for his “Wirth Watching” series.  While highlighting our “Ghosts of … Continue reading

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Hope Homes in Salt Lake County

We are all probably used to the sight of housing development construction projects around the valley. Homes are quickly completed, sold and ready for new homeowners. During an earlier period home builders were not always able to construct a complete … Continue reading

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Summer at the Archives

As many of you know, the grounds surrounding the Archives building have been professionally xeriscaped, which is a method of landscape design that minimizes water use.  Many people refer to it as water-conserving landscapes.  Our xeriscaping has preserved valuable County funds … Continue reading

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