Manuscripts
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.
Computer Science Archive
Computer Science Archive
Technical reports, manuscripts and photographs document the early history of the University of Utah Computer Science Department.
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.
Green River Public Library - Pearl Biddlecomb Baker Collection
Green River Public Library - Pearl Biddlecomb Baker Collection
The Green River Public Library is a repository for historic documents involving the Green River Area. Pearl Biddlecomb Baker played a key role in making the facility possible. This collection contains some of the documents the Library has to offer, as well as documents about the life of Baker.
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).
Historic and Prehistoric Publications
Historic and Prehistoric Publications
A collection of Utah county histories, archeology and history publications.
John Mills Whitaker Papers
John Mills Whitaker Papers
The John Mills Whitaker papers (1847-1963) consist of daily journals, correspondence, and business and professional papers, among other materials, relating to John Mills Whitaker (1863-1960). Whitaker was an educator, horticulturist, politician, and LDS Church leader.
John W. Fitzgerald Collection
John W. Fitzgerald Collection
Fitzgerald Family Stories; An autobiographical story of a country town from 1910 to 1925 with an epilogue from 1925-1967, pictures and selected poems.
John Wesley Powell Collection
John Wesley Powell Collection
John Wesley Powell, the iconic explorer of the Colorado River, left the American southwest with a rich legacy. During his expeditions he compiled data and a number of sketches describing the landscape. This collection contains various writings and geographical publications to which Powell contributed.
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.
Juanita Brooks Papers
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.
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.
Middle East Collections
Middle East Collections
The Middle East rare collections include manuscripts in Arabic, Coptic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish dating from as early as 800CE/183AH, and more than 3,000 printed books from and about the Middle East. Highlighted in this collection is an eighteenth century Quran produced in Bukhara and a Persian manuscript of poetry by a Mughal princess.
Tanner Trust Books
Tanner Trust Books
A collection of 14 books covering topics dealing with early Utah history and Mormon culture, featuring the 1857 diary of Brigham Young.
Utah Arts Council - Writing Competition Manuscripts
Utah Arts Council - Writing Competition Manuscripts
Manuscripts of writing competition from 1972-2009 sponsored by Utah Arts Council.
Utah Humanities Research Foundation
Utah Humanities Research Foundation
The bulk of the collection consists of historical materials collected by the Foundation. Included are letters, articles, family histories, town and county histories, biographies, and miscellaneous materials on Utah cultural history. Business correspondence relates to the publication of the Utah (later Western) Humanities Review, including Dale Morgan's bibliographies of the lesser Mormon churches. Correspondents also include Bernard De Voto and Wallace Stegner.Also included are a small quantity of business records of the Foundation, a manuscript and galley proofs of the first issue of the "Utah Humanities Review," and records of the Warshaw Essay Contest.
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.