Since 1897, the Utah Division of State History/Utah State Historical Society has been preserving and sharing Utah's history. Over 275,000 of our photographs, manuscripts, and films are digitized. Additional photographs, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other materials are found in our Online Catalog and accessed through the Research Center.
In order to preserve and make available the historical record, State History collects materials from different cultures and time periods. As a result, library materials, such as those presented here, may reflect racist, sexist, misogynistic, and/or xenophobic opinions and attitudes. Users are encouraged to alert staff to antiquated language by clicking on the “Update Item Information” link found under each individual image within the collection.
To order high resolution images, contact the Research Center staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extractions from the Land: Mining and Mineral History in Utah
Extractions from the Land: Mining and Mineral History in Utah is a combination of smaller collections from the Utah Historical Society collections. Utah has a rich history of mining from silver to salt; mineral extraction has shaped the Utah landscape over the decades from boom to bust.
Utah-Colorado Railroad Map Collection
Explore Utah and the Rockies' rail heritage with this digital collection of railroad blueprints curated by the Utah Historical Society. This collection features meticulous plans from local rail companies like the Oregon Short Line, the Denver and Rio Grande Company, and the Salt Lake and Garfield Western Company. These artifacts offer professional and exclusive insight into the strategic development of the most important form of transportation in the 19th and 20th centuries and shed light on a bygone era of Utah and the Rockies' history.
Utah Historical Society Oral History Collection
Utah Historical Society Oral History Collection is a collection of oral histories from the Utah Historical Society Collection division. Many of the oral histories were funded by Utah Humanities grants. The oral histories were gathered over the decades and from around the state of Utah. These oral histories represent unique histories and different communities from around Utah.
Peoples of Utah Revisited Collection
Utah City Directories Collection
Utah K-12 COVID-19 Memory Project
Marilyn Warenski Interviews
George Montgomery Scott papers
Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from 1898 to 1969
The Elias Hicks Blackburn Papers, 1848-1908
Utah Postcards Collection, 1880s-1924
Eugene Jelesnik Video Collection
Juanita Brooks Papers
The papers of Juanita Brooks constitute an extraordinarily rich collection, the accumulation of correspondence, manuscripts and collected sources from a long, busy, and distinguished career as a historian. Her research opened new areas of inquiry into Utah's past, as she was not afraid to ask profound questions about difficult historical issues. Brooks' research, methodologies, and her warm personal and professional relationships are represented in this collection.
The Civilian Conservation Corps Newsletters Collection, 1935-1941
Antelope Island Buffalo Hunt
Salt Lake Tribune Negatives
Afton Watkins Gardner
Al Morton Photographs and Films