Conversations in the Archives

Each October, Utah celebrates Archives Month as a way to highlight the importance of records of enduring value and to raise public awareness of the role archives play in our daily lives. Archives are collections of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people. And Archivists are the professionals who collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to these collections! In Utah, our celebration is sponsored by libraries, museums, special collections, and archival institutions across the state.

2021 Theme

“Conversations in the Archives”

We converse in many ways: over text, email, phone, in-person; at the park, in the office, over dinner. We learn about and from each other when we take the time to talk. 

Archives provides a unique opportunity to have a conversation across time. Dive into the records, your records. Let’s talk!

Event Recordings

Did you miss Family History Day? Don’t worry – we recorded it! You can watch all the presentations, plus both brown bag lunch discussions, on our YouTube page!

Poster and Graphics

Download the 2021 Utah Archives Month graphics to use on your social media!


Take a look at the in-person and virtual events that are happening across the state!

American Archives Month

For Archives Month events nation-wide, visit the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.