Diaries
American Westward Migration
American Westward Migration
Diaries, maps and trails of Mormon pioneers and their westward migration in the 1850s. Diaries include Joseph C. Kingsbury, George A. Thomas, John B. Fairbanks, Joseph A. Young, and Lucia Lamb Everett.
Angus Munn Woodbury Papers
The Angus Munn Woodbury papers (1899-1967) consist of diaries, professional and personal correspondence, manuscripts and publications, research files, teaching materials, and field notes produced by Woodbury, a professor of zoology at the University of Utah, a naturalist, historian, ecologist, and administrator. Woodbury also worked with the U. S. Forest Service in Central Utah.
Earl Douglass Papers
Earl Douglass Papers
The Earl Douglass papers (1879-1953) consist of the family and business records of Earl Douglass (1862-1931), a paleontologist from Minnesota, including the records of the discovery, history, and development of Dinosaur National Monument.
Ellis Reynolds Shipp Papers
Ellis Reynolds Shipp Papers
This collection contains the papers of Dr. Ellis Reynolds Shipp, one of Utah's first female physicians. It includes her writings in the form of correspondence to family and friends, diary entries, autobiographical works and some poetry and general notes. Subjects such as early medical practice, family history, polygamy, and life in nineteenth and early twentieth century Utah are found.
Everett Ruess Family Papers
Everett Ruess Family Papers
Collection contains diaries, correspondence, postcards, school work and original writings, and other documents related to Everett Ruess and his family.
George A. Smith Papers
George A. Smith Papers
The George A. Smith family papers (1731-1968) are composed of personal papers of George A. Smith, Elias Smith, John Henry Smith, George Albert Smith, Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith Wilford Woodruff and Emily Smith Stewart. The collection includes early Smith family documents, family records, diaries and daybooks. George Albert Smith was first counselor to President Brigham Young from 1868 to 1875 and was recognized as the father of southern settlements in Utah, the chief of which, St. George, was named in his honor.
George D. Pyper Collection
George D. Pyper Collection
The George Dollinger Pyper papers (1834-1975) consist primarily of correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, news clippings, programs, contracts, scripts, broadsides, and scores documenting George Dollinger Pyper's career as manager of the Salt Lake Theatre. Pyper served as manager of the Salt Lake Theatre from 1898 to 1929. He also served as general superintendent of the Deseret Sunday School Union and as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
H. Grant Ivins Papers
H. Grant Ivins Papers
This collection contains diaries, correspondence, memoirs, unpublished manuscripts and articles on subjects relating to religion and the LDS Church. Included are missionary and other diaries (1910-1939).
John Hamilton Morgan Papers
John Hamilton Morgan Papers
Papers detailing the personal, professional, and religious activities of John Hamilton Morgan. Includes a typescript of his diary (1875-1892) and original and typescript correspondence (1875-1894); records of the Southern States Mission and the San Luis Valley, Colorado, settlement; biographical and religious articles written by and about John Morgan. Also included are collections of his inspirational stories, tributes to his memory, and a biography.
Joseph Ellis Johnson Papers
Joseph Ellis Johnson Papers
The Joseph Ellis Johnson papers (1831-1964) consist of the personal and family papers of Joseph E. Johnson (1817-1882), a writer, politician, and businessman who settled in St. George, Utah, during the latter nineteenth century. Included are diaries, correspondence, receipts, deeds, news articles, and other papers.
Manuscripts
Manuscripts
The Manuscripts Division of Special Collection houses more than 2600 unpublished historical collections of the University of Utah. These include diaries, autobiographies, correspondence, business and personal papers. Collections are available for use by students, researchers and members of the local community, as well as by any interested researcher.
Our Daily Diary, Topaz War Relocation Center
Our Daily Diary, Topaz War Relocation Center
Our Daily Diary is a diary kept by the High Third Grade children at the Topaz War Relocation Center during World War II. Students and their teacher document their every day experiences during the time of internment of Japanese-Americans.
Susan Barbara Tallmon Sargent
Susan Barbara Tallmon Sargent
The Susan Barbara Tallmon Sargent papers document her life as a physician and medical missionary to Lintsing, China, from 1905 to 1918. The collection consists of correspondence, journals, news clippings, reports, articles, guest books, and financial documents collected by Sargent's niece, Ardis Hitchcock.
Western Waters Diaries
Western Waters Diaries
Contains the diary documenting the 1909 river expedition of Nathaniel Galloway and Julius Stone, accompanied by photographer Raymond Cogswell. Their three month journey took them from Green River, Wyoming to Needles, California. The expedition is generally considered by historians of the Colorado River to be the first that was undertaken purely for pleasure, similar to modern river runners.
Works Progress Administration Biography Sketches
Works Progress Administration Biography Sketches
Short biographies generated by the WPA from and about Utah’s remaining pioneers and historical figures. The collection consists of Personal Pioneer History questionnaires, autobiographical and biographical sketches, autobiography and diary transcriptions.