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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 Archives are collections of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people.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.


2022 Theme: WATER

Water is THE primary source! Dip your toes into the history of water by exploring maps, oral histories, photos, and more. Archival records can provide a unique glimpse into the history of our human relationship with water over time, from local government irrigation projects to water rights litigation, the diaries of famous river runners and western explorers to your grandmother’s account of a historic flood. This is your history, dive in!


Poster and Graphics

Download the 2022 Utah Archives Month posters—there are three to choose from! There are also social media graphics and a digital sticker you can add to your content!

American Archives Month

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