Mission and Values
The mission of the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board is to assist public and private non-profit organizations throughout the state in the preservation of and access to records with enduring historical value, and to foster cooperation among cultural heritage institutions and records repositories throughout Utah in carrying out these activities.
Our core values which guide this mission are:
Access: We recognize that public access to information is vital, so that knowledge can be gained and shared and the heritage and history of the state maintained.
Cooperation: We recognize the need for Utah’s cultural heritage institutions and records repositories to cooperate and learn from each other in order to accomplish more than they could acting alone, and support activities that enhance cooperative networks.
Empowerment: We recognize the importance of cultural heritage institutions and records repositories connecting with, and empowering, Utah’s citizens to take responsibility for the preservation and use of the records that inform their rights and shared history.
Preservation: We recognize the importance of preserving records of enduring historical value.
Diversity: We will work to preserve records which represent the diverse experiences of all Utahns.