- Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
- Utah Division of Arts & Museums
- Utah Division of Indian Affairs
- Utah State Library Division
- Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs
- U Serve Utah Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism
The dates for the 62nd Annual State History Conference have been set. Mark your calendars now so you can attend.
When: September 24th – September 26th, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah
The conference theme has not yet been determined, but we will continue updating you as the conference takes shape. The 61st annual conference was so amazing, and we can’t wait to see you next year!
Did you know? The Downtown Farmer’s Market is coming to the Rio Grande Depot every other Saturday during the winter. In conjunction with these events, the Research Center will be open from 10am – 2pm on the following Saturdays:
Take advantage of these extended hours to get your holiday research projects done!
Utah’s historic properties are frequently added to the National Register of Historic Places. Recent nominations to the National Register that are currently under review include:
South Temple Historic District Amendment
Review period: Now – November 14th, 2013
Utah Division of State History
Preservation Pro Update
October 22nd, 2013
This memo is intended to update Preservation Pro users and our agency partners on what the archaeology records staff has been working on and completed during the recent months.
Site Form Access Bug
We’ve received numerous reports concerning issues accessing site forms scans- thank you for the feedback. Our IT staff is reportedly exploring the issue and searching for a solution. In the interim, if you are needing one or two site forms from counties already scanned (BE, BO, CA, DA, DC, DV, GR, IN, UN) please contact archrecords and we’ll see what we can do. We encourage anyone experiencing the issue to “report a bug” via the feedback tab to escalate the issue.
Site form scanning update:
We are currently working on scanning Uintah County. This county was chosen due to the high traffic these records are receiving. We are over 50% complete with that county. Our Department recently purchased a high volume scanner to expedite the project. We currently have nine counties (BE, BO, CA, CB, DA, DC, DV, GR, and IN) scanned.
Additional Preservation Pro development update:
Last month we were finally able to get a ‘landownership’ identifier added to the system. We hope it’s been of use. If you have other functionality you’d like to see added please use the “report request feature” in the feedback tab.
Preservation Pro and the Proposed “New IMACS”
We are currently preparing for the potential rollout of new site recording standards and forms in Utah. Given the large changes to the form, and our software and financial constraints, we’ll be significantly modifying the data we retain in Preservation Pro. Our focus will be on providing digital site forms (pdf) and basic tabular data on every submitted site. In working with key agencies we feel this will add more value to the system. More information is coming- but if you have questions please feel free to contact us.
New Records Email Address:
For those of you who haven’t heard, we’ve recently launched a new email address for records needs: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a group email address that we hope will provide quicker and better service for records needs. Please update your email address book.
Send us your shapefiles!
Thank you to all who have generously responded to our requests for spatial data. We continue to accept digital spatial data as an addition to your usual paper-based submission packet. A CD or other portable media attached to the report is best (addressed to us), but we can be flexible on other the delivery methods. We know such submissions were discouraged in the past, but change is here!
Utah Archaeology Week celebrates Utah’s rich archaeological and cultural resources with a week of lectures and hands-on learning. This is your chance to not only help us promote Archaeology Week, but to win prizes and have your own artwork immortalized. Help us spread the word by passing out flyers.
Who can participate? All residents of Utah! It doesn’t matter what age you are, we want your entries!
I don’t draw. That’s okay! Entrants may choose any material, design, or medium to create an original depiction of Utah archaeology. Just remember to incorporate this year’s theme, “Technology Through Time” into your work. Whether it’s prehistoric or historic archaeological technologies, we want to see your creativity shine!
What do I get if I win? Winners of the poster contest receive:
I need inspiration. No problem! Check out our past winners to get some inspiration to help you on your way!
Remember to download and pass out flyers to help us spread the word!
Become a member of the Utah State Historical Society to get your copy of the Utah Historical Quarterly, Fall 2013 Edition now! Read more about the edition right here.
You can also check out the Summer edition online now.
(Used in Property Records/Title Abstracts)
Bargain and Sale Deed (B&S Deed)
Deed that conveys the land described therein, but without any warranties whatsoever.
An instrument in writing that, when executed by the grantor and delivered to the grantee, conveys the described real estate from the one to the other. Generic “deeds” are not commonly used; “warranty deeds” are more common (see below).
The right, privilege, or interest that one party has in the land of another; an encumbrance or limitation on the property. It is extinguished by release, abandonment, or when the necessity no longer exists (e.g., right-of-way for road, driveway, etc.).
A person to whom real estate is conveyed; a buyer.
A person who conveys real estate by deed; a seller.
A written legal document created to effect the rights and liabilities of the parties (e.g., deed, mortgage, lien, etc.).
A special encumbrance; a charge against property whereby property is made security for the payment of a debt or charges such as a judgment, a mortgage or taxes; a lien is an asset and therefore may be assigned. Often used by suppliers and contractors who have not been paid.
Suit pending. Usually recorded in order to give notice of pending litigation to potential buyers or lenders.
Mayor’s Deed (MD)
Deed given under the original dispersal of the property in a town by the mayor.
A written instrument recognized by law by which real property is pledged to secure a debt or obligation; a lien on real property.
Quitclaim Deed (QCD)
Deed given when the grantee already has, or claims, complete or partial title to the premises and grantor has a possible interest that otherwise would constitute a cloud upon the title. (Not used for conveyance purposes.)
A measure of length containing 16-1/2 feet. A term often used in older legal descriptions of property. Another archaic term is “chain,” which is 100 feet.
A deed given when property is sold by court order to satisfy a judgment.
A deed given by the tax collector to the county and which terminates all rights of redemption.
Sale of property after a period of nonpayment of taxes.
The title by which one holds lands purchased at a tax sale.
Trust Deed (TD)
A conveyance of real estate to a third person to be held for the benefit of a beneficiary, which is ordinarily repayment of a loan made to the trustor; similar to a mortgage.
Warranty Deed (WD)
The most common type of deed used to transfer property. It contains a covenant that the grantor will protect the grantee against any claimant; contains covenants of title against encumbrances and of quiet enjoyment.
Utah’s history is more diverse than you think! Check out the Fall 2013 issue of the Utah Historical Quarterly to learn more about early politics and newspaper, the Titanic, Utah’s hand in the Harlem Renaissance, and the military in Monticello. Join the Historical Society for your own copy.
William Glassman: Ogden’s Progressive Newspaperman and Politician
By Michael S. Eldredge
Isaac Russell’s Remarkable Interview with Harold Bride, Sole Surviving Wireless Operator from the Titanic
By Kenneth L. Cannon II
Wallace Henry Thurman: A Utah Contributor to the Harlem Renaissance
By Wilfred D. Samuels and David A. Hales
Murder and Mapping in “The Land of Death,” Part II: The Military Cantonment in Monticello
By Robert L. McPherson, Kevin Conti, and Gary Weicks
IN THIS ISSUE
Modernity is a difficult concept, and one that can be defined in a host of ways. Still, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, much of American life had an air of change and modernity about it. Many trends made this the case, including new technologies, widespread reform efforts, the increased presence of women in public life, and a growing emphasis on leisure, spending, and individual fulfillment. This issue of Utah Historical Quarterly examines, in part, the place of individuals in the “modern” world.
William Glasmann was an exceptional person, and yet clearly a part of his time and place. Like other striving men in the American West, he devoted himself to boosting, reforming, and politicking in his chosen city—Ogden, Utah. In various phases of his life, Glasmann speculated in land development near the Great Salt Lake, edited a newspaper with obvious party affiliations, associated with national political figures, and governed Ogden in a manner his (friendly) contemporaries would have described as “clean” and “businesslike.” He was a good example of the kind of person who created change and influenced public life around the turn of the century, and his story ties Utah to politics, progressivism, and municipal governance throughout the nation.
Near the end of Glasmann’s life, Jeanette Young Easton wrote a gossipy column for the Deseret News entitled “Salt Lakers in Gotham.” Two of our articles deal with the lives of Salt Lakers who excelled in Gotham, a place that epitomized the trendsetting, fast-paced world of twentieth-century America. Isaac Russell—a grandson of Parley P. Pratt—established himself as a New York City journalist, writing for the New York Times and other publications. As with Glasmann, Russell was part of that nebulous movement historians call progressivism and was connected to a number of signal people and events of his era: the Wright brothers, Theodore Roosevelt, Gugliemo Marconi, and, as we learn, the sinking of the Titanic.
Wallace Thurman was several years younger than Isaac Russell and from a very different segment of Utah society than that “Mormon muckraker.” Born and educated in Salt Lake City, Thurman went onto a fantastic career in New York City and moved in the central circles of the Harlem Renaissance. He championed experimental literary efforts such as the short-lived Fire!! and wrote novels, plays, and screenplays that examined, among other things, intra-racial tensions. Our third article substantiates Thurman’s connections to Utah and explores the life and contributions of this brilliant writer. Considered together, these accounts of Thurman, Russell, and Glasmann contribute to an understanding of how twentieth-century America evolved.
The final article completes a story of “murder and mapping” that began in the summer issue. The action takes place in southeastern Utah in the 1880s, when a rash of violent incidents impelled the military to consider the creation of a military cantonment near Monticello. That violence occurred, in part, because of agricultural and livestock operations in the region and a dwindling Native land base—developments that could easily be considered indicators of modernity.
Richard L. Saunders, ed.
Dale Morgan on the Mormons: Collected Works Part I, 1939-1951
Reviewed by Richard W. Sadler
Mary Muir, Donna Poulton, Robert Davis, James Poulton, and Vern Swanson
Le Conte Stewart Masterworks
Reviewed by James R. Swensen
Robert J. Willoughby
The Brothers Robidoux and the Opening of the American West
Review by John D. Barton
Armand L. Mauss
Shifting Borders and a Tattered Passport: Intellectual Journeys of a Mormon Academic
Reviewed by Allan Kent Powell
Lost Canyons of the Green River: The Story Before Flaming Gorge Dam
Reviewed by H. Bert Jenson
Robert S. McPherson
Dinéjí Na ‘Nitin: Navajo Traditional Teachings and History
Reviewed by Bruce Gjeltema