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Mountain West Digital LibraryMountain West Digital Library The Mountain West Digital Library is a consortium of digital collections from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, and historical societies in Utah. University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah State Historical Society, Uintah County Library, Murray City Public Library, Brigham Young University. Search the library or browse from the Collections Directory. Uintah Pappose, now known as the Vernal ExpressUtah Digital Newspapers The first papers to be digitized were the Moab Grand Valley Times/Times Independent for 1896-1922, the Vernal Express 1891-1922, the Heber City Wasatch Wave 1889-1922. Now other newspapers have been digitized including the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune.  Search all newspapers, select a specific newspaper or browse by county.  This project was funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and digitized at the University of Utah.
Western Waters Digital Library Launched in 2003, the Western Waters Digital Library (WWDL) is a work-in-progress aimed at becoming a comprehensive digital resource about water in the West. Hand-Blown TV Tube from the Philo T. Farnsworth collectionUtah History Research Center Digital Photograph Collection Includes City Engineers Photographic Collection, Civilian Conservation Corps, Classified Photograph Collection, Philo T. Farnsworth Television Tubes Collection, Shippler Commercial Photograph Collection, Governor Olympic Photograph Collection, Olympic Legacy Collection and more.
Brigham Young Univeristy Digital Library. Contains Multi-Media and Images, Theses and Dissertations, Scholarly Periodicals, and Text Collections. Southern Branch of the State Normal School now known as Southern Utah UniversitySouthern Utah University Digital Photographs, Manuscripts, Exhibit "Voices of the Colorado Plateau."

 

 

Digital Collections, A Selection

Atlases, Maps, Surveys | Photos, Drawings | Overland Journeys, River Expeditions | Manuscripts, Diaries | Literature | Newspapers, Newsletter, Journals | Oral Histories | Miscellaneous

 

Atlases, Maps, Surveys
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, Manti 1894 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps The Sanborn Map Collection consists of a uniform series of large-scale detailed maps, dating from 1867 through1969 and depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of cities. The maps were designed by surveyor D.A. Sanborn in 1866 to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property This thumbnail is of Manti, 1894. Digitized at University of Utah.
Map of Utah Utah Digital Map Library Utah State, County, City and miscellaneous maps. A Utah GenWeb digital project.
Soil Survey Map Soil Surveys Soil Survey of the Beaver-Cove Area, 1976, Rich County 1982, Salt Lake Area 1974, Washington County 1977. Individual maps are in various formats (.pdf, .jpg, MrSID) and the survey itself is broken down into 5 page sections (.pdf). Digitized at University of Utah.
Atlas of the heavens Harmonia Macrocosmica Printed in 1661, it is an atlas of the heavens as seen by the astronomers of the times: Copernicus, Ptolemy, Brahe, and Aratus. There are 30 double-folio hand-painted color plates, plus approximately 200 pages of accompanying text in Latin. Harmonia Macrocosmica, by Andreas Cellarius, is part of the Marriott Library's Rare Book Collection. Digitized at University of Utah.
 
 
Photos, Drawings
Missile launch near Green River, Utah Green River Launch Complex 1963-1974  Located southeast of Green River, Utah, it was the northern annex of the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range during the Cold War. The U.S. Air Force launched 141 Athena missiles a distance of more than 400 miles from Green River to White Sands in New Mexico as part of the Defense Department's Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Systems (ABRES) program. This collection consists of newspaper articles and photographs, and may be searched or browsed. This collection was to the University of Utah for the purpose of digitization. Permission to digitize was secured from the United States Army
Topaz Interment Camp Topaz Museum: Japanese American WWII Interment Camp The internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII was one of the worst violations of civil rights in the history of the United States. This web site contains information about one of the camps, Topaz, which was located in central Utah. There are facts, map of camp, map to site, information on the museum, recommended books/video, and the archive contains photographs of Topaz camp, works of art, and other documents associated with the camp.
Drawing of Pink Cliffs, Utah Albert Tissandier: Drawings of Nature and Industry in the United States 1885 In 1885 the French illustrator Albert Tissandier traveled across the United States. He documented his journey with these drawings, now in the permanent collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. This thumnail is of Pink Cliffs, Utah. Digitized at University of Utah.
Frank Lloyd Wright design print Wasmuth Portfolio: Frank Lloyd Wright This collection contains 131 images of the prints and overlays with accompaning text in English and German from the Wasmuth Portfolio of Frank Lloyd Wright. The Wasmuth Portfolio was a collaborative effort between Ernst Wasmuth, a Berlin publisher and Frank Lloyd Wright. It was Wasmuth's idea to publish a complete folio of Wright's work to date. The project was completed during Wright's first trip to Europe in 1909, and was published in 1910-11. Digitized at University of Utah.
Murray Fire Engine Murray City's Historic Photographs This is a developing collection, owned and copyrighted by Murray City Municipal Corporation, with over 1,800 photographs to be accessible by 2002. Digitized at University of Utah.
Person skiing down slope Photo Archive Thousands of photographs on skiing and other regional interests. A Marriott Library Special Collection. Digitized at University of Utah.
ZCMI Department Store, 1910 Digital Library Collections at the Utah State Historical Society Contains the Shippler Commercial Photograph Collection (example of photo to the left), the City Engineers Photographic Collection, Civilian Conservation Corps, Governor's Olympic Photographic collection and the Olympic Legacy Collection.
Galloway-Stone River Expedition Galloway-Stone River Expedition The 1909 river expedition of Nathaniel Galloway and Julius Stone, accompanied by photographer Raymond Cogswell. The three month journey took them from Green River, Wyoming to Needles California. The collection contains a history of the expedition, photos, diaries and inventory of manuscript holdings. Digitized at University of Utah.
Hanging Rock, Echo City, Utah Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery Collection Consists of the book published in 1870 by F.V. Hayden. Hayden was in charge of the United States Geographical and Geological Survey and he wanted to capitalize on interest in visual images of the West and to promote the study of geology. This book comes with thirty albumen photographs taken by photographer Andrew Joseph Russell that illustrate not only geological, but also built structures in Wyoming, and California. Digitized by Utah State University.
Nibley home in Hunterfield, Scotland The Nibley Family Photograph Collectionconsists of images of C.W.Nibley and his family during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Digitized by Utah State University.
Sample picture from the Oleson Photograph Collection E.B. Oleson Photograph Collection This collection is comprised of nitrate and glass plate negatives taken by W.H. Hopkins. Photograph locations include Alta Ski Resort, American Fork Canyon, Bingham Copper Mine, Brighton Ski Resort, Boulder Dam, Provo, Salt Lake City, Southern Utah sites, Timpanogos, University of Utah, and photos from an outing of the Wasatch Mountain Club. W.H. Hopkins was a Salt Lake City dentist and an avid amateur photographer. Digitized by Utah State University.

Two men working with a horse Agricultural College of Utah Cyanotypes These Cyanotypes represent the oldest comprehensive collection of images that document the history of Utah State University. The subject of the photos are USU buildings and grounds, events, athletics, experimental farms, and Logan, Utah from the 1890s to the 1910s. Because they were relatively cheap to process, Cyanotypes were popular with amateur photographers from the late 1880s to the late 1910s. Digitized by Utah State University
George Craighead house, Brigham City, ca 1909 Compton Photograph Collection Alma Compton started the Compton Studio in 1884 in Brigham City, Utah and it was in continuous operation for the next 110 years. Over the years the Comptons created an impressive photographic record of Box Elder and Cache Counties. The 580 digitized photos available on the Special Collections and Archives website represent some of the most interesting images dating from the 1890s to the 1920s. There are over 100,000 negatives in the original collection. Digitized by Utah State University.
Old Main on Utah State University campus R. Reynolds Photograph Collection Reuben Reynolds was a longtime Utah State University art professor as well as photographer and editor of the yearbook, the Buzzer. He took thousands of photographs of the campus between the 1920s and the1960s. 197 of the most popular photos have been digitized. Digitized by Utah State University.
Utah State University Forestry Building Utah State University Digital Library Contains links to Utah State University Historical Photo Collection which documents the history of the University including student projects and activities, University faculty and staff, athletics, ceremonies, buildings, and class-room scenes from the 1880s to the 1980s. Digitized by Utah State University. Also the Death Valley Regional Photo Collection which consists of images taken in the late 1920s in the Death Valley area of Nevada and California.
City Bakery in Vernal from Leo Thorne Photograph Collection UintahPhotos.com This is a direct link to Uintah County Library's historical photo archive, includes the Leo Thorne Digital Archives, the Regional History Photograph Collection, an Advanced Online Search, and a Text-based local history photograph index.
Southern Branch of the State Normal School now known as Southern Utah University Photographic Collections from Southern Utah University Includes the Beaver Murdock Academy, Branch Normal School, Crawford Family Zion National Park Collection, Early SUU College Catalogs, Historical Photographs, Iron Mining District, Socotwa: Glen Canyon Voyage, Southwest Utah Livestock Assoc., and Utah Parks Company.
Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, 1880 Photo by William Henry Jackson Denver Public Library Photo Digitization Project Contains many Utah photographs.This link goes to a pre-search page. Click on the "continue" button to proceed to the actual search window.
 
 
Overland Journeys, River Expeditions
Outside cover of Orley Dwight Bliss's diary Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters 1846-1869 A collection of the original writings of 49 voyagers on the Mormon, California, Oregon, and Montana trails who wrote while traveling on the trail. Accompanying the original diary images and their searchable transcripts are 43 contemporary maps; seven trail guides; 82 photographs, watercolors and art sketches; four essays on the Mormon and California trails, maps and trail guides; Suggested Readings for further discovery; and brief biographies of 45 of the 49 diarists. Digitized by Brigham Young University.
Galloway-Stone River Expedition Galloway-Stone River Expedition The 1909 river expedition of Nathaniel Galloway and Julius Stone, accompanied by photographer Raymond Cogswell. The three month journey took them from Green River, Wyoming to Needles California. The collection contains a history of the expedition, photos, diaries and inventory of manuscript holdings. Digitized at University of Utah.
John Wesley Powell exploration of the Colorado River Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries by John Wesley Powell. Explored in 1869-1972, book published in 1875. Digitized at the University of Utah.
 
 
Manuscripts, Diaries
Galloway-Stone River Expedition Galloway-Stone River Expedition The 1909 river expedition of Nathaniel Galloway and Julius Stone, accompanied by photographer Raymond Cogswell. The three month journey took them from Green River, Wyoming to Needles California. The collection contains a history of the expedition, photos, diaries and inventory of manuscript holdings. Digitized at University of Utah.
C. Julii Caesaris Quae Extant Collection C. Julii Caesaris Quae Extant The edition contains Caesar's extant works: the 'Commentarii de Bello Gallico', Caesar's account of his campaign in Gaul, covering the period from 58 BC to 51 BC; and 'De Bello Civili' covering the events of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey in 49 BC and 48 BC. Also included are Book VIII of the 'Bellum Gallicum' and the 'Bellum Alexandrinum,' both attributed to Caesar's lieutenant Aulus Hirtius. Digitized at University of Utah.
Ethopian Manuscripts Ethiopian Manuscripts Sample images from three liturgical manuscripts, written in Ethiopic (Ge'ez) date from the 18th century and are hand- painted on animal-skin pages.  Wooden covers, spines and some pages can be viewed. Digitized at University of Utah.
Ski Instructors Intermountain Ski Instructors Association Records 1937-1992 Contains correspondence, financial documents, meeting minutes, event and committee records, and newsletters pertaining to this association and of other ski-related organizations. Search or browse the files in HTML or PDF format. A small collection of photos are included in the collection. Digitized at University of Utah.
Outside cover of Orley Dwight Bliss's diary Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters 1846-1869 A collection of the original writings of 49 voyagers on the Mormon, California, Oregon, and Montana trails who wrote while traveling on the trail. Accompanying the original diary images and their searchable transcripts are 43 contemporary maps; seven trail guides; 82 photographs, watercolors and art sketches; four essays on the Mormon and California trails, maps and trail guides; Suggested Readings for further discovery; and brief biographies of 45 of the 49 diarists. Digitized by Brigham Young University.
  Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters 1846-1869 Library of Congress, American Memory. 49 diaries, in 59 volumes, of pioneers trekking westward across America to Utah, Montana, and the Pacific between 1847 and the meeting of the rails in 1869. In addition to the diaries, the collection includes 43 maps, 82 photographs and illustrations, and 7 published guides for immigrants. Stories of persistence and pain, birth and death, God and gold, trail dust and debris, learning, love, and laughter, and even trail tedium can be found in these original "on the trail" accounts. The source materials are drawn from the collections of Brigham Young University, members of the Utah Academic Libraries Consortium, and other archival institutions in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho
Music Temple Visitors Register Music Temple Visitors Registers Music Temple was a spectacular grotto in Glen Canyon of the Colorado River about three miles below the mouth of the San Juan River. The grotto was named by John Wesley Powell on his exploring expedition in 1869 because of the wonderful acoustics to be found inside. The names found on the notebooks and scraps of paper in the Music Temple Visitor Register collection constitute of virtual "who's who" of early private and commercial river runners on the San Juan and Colorado Rivers. Signatures include Bert Loper, Art Chaffin, Julius Stone, Dr. Russell Frazier, Norman Nevills, Harry Alesen, Don Harris, Malcolm ("Moki-Mac") Ellingson, Ken Sleight, Georgie White, Frank Wright, Dick Sprang, and many others.
 
 
Literature
John Wesley Powell exploration of the Colorado River Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its Tributaries by John Wesley Powell. Explored in 1869-1972, book published in 1875. Digitized at the University of Utah.
A book in the Tanner Trust Book Collection Tanner Trust Book Collection A digital book series about Utah, The Mormons, and the West. They are full-text searchable and may be browsed page by page. Digitized at University of Utah
Tomas G. Masaryk The Masaryk Collection contains well over a thousand books, manuscripts, newspapers, and periodicals, providing research materials for the four main periods of Czech history from about 1850. This web display provides both the historical background of the time periods covered and a representative sampling of a few of the sources found in the collection. Digitized at Utah State University
Hanging Rock, Echo City, Utah Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery Collection Consists of the book published in 1870 by F.V. Hayden. Hayden was in charge of the United States Geographical and Geological Survey and he wanted to capitalize on interest in visual images of the West and to promote the study of geology. This book comes with thirty albumen photographs taken by photographer Andrew Joseph Russell that illustrate not only geological, but also built structures in Wyoming, and California. Digitized by Utah State University.
Jack London Jack London Book Collection Utah State University has one of the nation's largest research collections of Jack London materials. This exhibit features an image of the cover and title page of each first edition book as well as London's inscription and photograph. The pictures range from vacation snapshots to family portraits to pin-up photos of London himself.
Cover sheet of testimony The Colorado Riverbed Case grew out of a desire by the State of Utah to determine, legally, who owned the bed of the Colorado River. The State of Utah wished to develop the bed of the river by drilling for oil and for other economic purposes. First, however, it had to be determined who owned the bed of the river. The court began acquiring testimony in October 1929. The final decree was issued in 1931. This collection, digitized in part by the University of Utah, contains 2,125 pages of testimony in the case
 
 
Newspapers, Newsletters, Journals
A graphic depicting the journals at the University of Utah Electronic Journals Searchable full-text journals published on the University of Utah campus including Hinckley Journal of Politics, Journal of Undergraduate Research, and Lessons: the Journal of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Digitized at University of Utah.
Skiiers at Alta, 1950s Utah Ski Archives Newsletter 1992-2000 Part of the Utah Ski Archives that document the evolution of the sport and industry. There are also skiing photographs digitized at University of Utah.
Uintah Pappose, now known as the Vernal Express Utah Digital Newspapers The first papers to be digitized were the Moab Grand Valley Times/Times Independent for 1896-1922, the Vernal Express 1891-1922, the Heber City Wasatch Wave 1889-1922. Now other newspapers have been digitized including the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune and placed on this site.  Search all newspapers, select a specific newspaper or browse by county.  This project was funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and digitized at the University of Utah.
Missile launch near Green River, Utah Green River Launch Complex 1963-1974  Located southeast of Green River, Utah, it was the northern annex of the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range during the Cold War. The U.S. Air Force launched 141 Athena missiles a distance of more than 400 miles from Green River to White Sands in New Mexico as part of the Defense Department's Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Systems (ABRES) program. This collection consists of newspaper articles and photographs, and may be searched or browsed. This collection was to the University of Utah for the purpose of digitization. Permission to digitize was secured from the United States Army.
 
 
Heber Hall, Salt Gulch, Utah Voices of the Colorado Plateau is an online multimedia museum collection featuring oral history recordings and historic photographs that document life on the Colorado Plateau. The collection is divided into three sections: People, Places, and Topics. The site is designed to increase viewer's understanding and appreciation of oral history, the Colorado Plateau and the American west. Recordings and historical photos digitized by Southern Utah University.
 
 

American Memory Collections Search all collections for Utah digital materials.

Making of America Cornell University Library's contributions. Some Utah historical texts.

Making of America University of Michigan's contributions. Also some Utah historical texts.

National Digital Newspaper Program Ultimately, over a period of approximately 20 years, NDNP will create a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all the states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers A partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress. LC has created this prototype website to provide direct access to select newspapers from the period 1900 to 1910. Additionally, for this first phase the project coordinators decided to focus on newspapers that have ceased publication entirely

OAIster Search other digital collections through this University of Michigan project. The Utah digital collections are not included

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