Meet the Authors

Rosemary Cundiff

Rosemary Cundiff is the government records ombudsman. Rosemary has a master’s degree in American History from the University of Delaware. She has worked at the State Archives for 13 years, during which time she has worked both with providing reference to historical records and with helping to manage current records. Rosemary is interested in promoting efficient records management in order to facilitate open government, as well as to document our times and preserve records for the future. As records ombudsman, Rosemary is available to answer questions and provide assistance to anyone who wants to make a GRAMA request or access government records, as well as to records officers who are responding to records requests.

Kendra Yates

Kendra Yates is the manager of the records analysis program at the Utah Division of Archives and Records Service (aka the State Archives). Additionally, she is a records analyst for elected state agencies. After a thirteen-year hiatus spent raising a family, Kendra completed a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Utah, and a Masters of Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She loves learning, teaching, and helping people, and appreciates the opportunity to do all three at the State Archives.

Rebekkah Shaw

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history at Utah State University, Rebekkah Shaw joined the State Archives in May 2008 as a volunteer. She joined the Archives staff in 2010 to lead a project processing over 144,000 microfiche. When the project was completed she moved to the Micrographics section to digitize microforms. She became an Archives records analyst in February 2013, and is currently the project leader in updating the general retention schedules.


Renée Wilson

After graduating with a master’s degree in Library and Information Science—Digital Library Specialization from Rutgers University, Renée Wilson joined the State Archives in 2013. She has worked as the administrator for the Open Records Portal and is currently the records analyst for state agencies. Renée also has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance—Horn, with an English minor, from Brigham Young University.

Wendee Guido

Wendee Guido is a records analyst for the State Archives, assigned to train and assist records managers for local governments including counties, municipalities, and special districts. Prior to joining the Archives, Wendee worked as an operation manager in the retail and finance arenas.  She graduated from Westminster College with an MBA and the University of Utah with a BS in Sociology. In her free time, Wendee enjoys hiking, biking, and wandering the globe with family and friends.

Glen Fairclough

Glen Fairclough has worked at the Utah State Archives and Records Service since April 1989. He helps maintain the public notice website, conducts guided tours of archives’s facilities and lectures about archival research. Glen designed “Utah’s Road to Statehood,” an electronic exhibit which tells the story of Utah’s 50-year struggle to achieve statehood using the wealth of documents, photographs, and memorabilia held at Utah repositories. He received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Utah in 1976. Before becoming an archivist, Glen was employed as a reporter, editor, and photographer at various daily, weekly, and monthly publications. He writes and distributes news releases to local media as well as regional and national professional journals.

  1. Francoise Brito
    November 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I need assistance with a GRAMA request I submitted who can advise me as to what is a ‘reasonable’ amount of time to respond – the county is saying 6 weeks just to respond to tax records!! Please help

  2. Mindy Spring, Utah State Archives
    November 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    For additional assistance regarding your GRAMA request, you may contact Rosemary Cundiff at (801) 531-3858 or email

  3. June 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    So cool to know there’s another state records management blog out there! Thanks for writing one! I’m a records analyst in Texas and edit our own blog (“The Texas Record”), and we are hoping to organize some kind of meetup of state RM analysts at SAA/NAGARA in Washington DC this year (if I can manage to find enough of us). If there’s a good person for me to contact about that, we’d love to meet you.

  4. September 14, 2016 at 6:52 am

    New site is awesome, Glen is great to work with, known him many moons, i am retired, great Archives of Utah, memories i cherish, seen many changes thru time, best of luck to all employee’s.

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