Ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies for the new State Archives
Building at 346 South Rio Grande Street (450 West), immediately south of
the historic Rio Grande Depot, are scheduled Friday, October 1, at 10:00
a.m. MDT

Participants in the ribbon cutting include Utah Governor Olene S.
Walker, former State Representative Loraine T. Pace, Department of
Administrative Services Executive Director S. Camille Anthony, F. Keith
Stepan, Director of the Division of Facilities Construction and
Management, and Patricia Smith-Mansfield, Director of the Division of
State Archives.  Governor Walker will cap off the ribbon cutting
ceremony by placing the original Utah State Constitution in the
Archives' holdings to be preserved in the building's automated
storage and retrieval system (ASRS).

Robert Kirby, a Salt Lake Tribune newspaper columnist and author, will
speak during the dedication ceremony. The program also includes remarks
by Allen D. Roberts, project architect, and a reading by Kenneth W.
Brewer, Utah's poet laureate, of a poem entitled "Persistence of

The two-story structure houses the division's administration, patron
services, records analysis, and micrographics sections and houses the
permanent records collection. In January 2005, the State Archives and
State History will share a common reading room adjacent to the new

Along with other archives statewide, the Utah State Archives will
observe Utah Archives Month during October. Public tours of the new
building are scheduled during a weekly open house planned each Friday
during October, from noon to 4:00 p.m. MDT

Glen Fairclough, [log in to unmask]
Processing & Reference Archivist
Utah State Archives and Records Service
346 S Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1106
(801) 531-3841
(801) 531-3854 (fax)

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