Photographs
Afton Watkins Gardner Collection
Afton Watkins Gardner Collection
This collection contains images from Charles Goodman, a photographer in Bluff, Utah from the 1890s to 1912. Southern Utah and the surrounding areas are documented in Goodman's work showing an array of activity. A few images from fellow photographer Charles B. Lang, Sr. are included.
Al W. Morton Collection, 1930s-1950s
Al W. Morton Collection, 1930s-1950s
This collection documents scenic Utah. Morton photographed and filmed many of Utah's natural areas, thus helping the tourist industry. He also documented recreation activities. His films were shown in schools and as tourist promotions.
Antelope Island Buffalo Hunt Photograph Collection
Antelope Island Buffalo Hunt Photograph Collection
Photographs of a 1926 buffalo hunt on Antelope Island in Davis County (Utah).
Beckwith Photograph Collection
Beckwith Photograph Collection
Photos depict families and scenes from Delta City, from the Delta City Library.
C. R. Savage Company Portrait Collection
C. R. Savage Company Portrait Collection
The Charles Roscoe Savage Portrait Collection contains almost 15,000 images of men, women, and children who went to the Savage studio in Salt Lake for a portrait sitting during the 1930s
Charles Raymond Varley Slides, 1868-1986
Charles Raymond Varley Slides, 1868-1986
An ode to architecture, this collection contains images of commercial, religious, and residential buildings of Salt Lake City. "Then and now" images compare the 1886 Salt Lake streets to the streets of 1986.
City Engineers
City Engineers
The Salt Lake City Engineers Collection contains negatives from 1902-1931 that document the construction of various structures in Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. Included are images of roads, street paving, fire stations, bridges, rivers, and canyons.
Civilian Conservation Corps
Civilian Conservation Corps
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah collection contains images from various CCC camps throughout Utah, in both black and white and color, taken and collection by members of the CCC. This collection also has newsletters published by individual camps.
Classified Photographs
Classified Photographs
Containing over 30,000 images, the Classified Photograph Collection is an artificially created collection by Utah Division of State History over a forty year period. Created as a browsing collection, it is organized by subjects of popular interest regarding Utah history.
Clifton Bray Film Negatives
Clifton Bray Film Negatives
Clifton Bray worked for the Shipler Commercial Photographer Studio and then independently. This collection contains images of Salt Lake City architecture and people in the 1920s, as well as unique images of accident scenes and business contracts for documentary purposes.
College of Architecture + Planning
College of Architecture + Planning
This collection was created by the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah to facilitate the study of a wide range of local, national and international architectural styles and histories.
Fredrick and Nellie Hill Salt Lake City Photograph Collection
Fredrick and Nellie Hill Salt Lake City Photograph Collection
This collection includes images taken by Fredrick and Nellie Hill on their honeymoon in 1892. After their marriage in Massachusetts, the pair traveled by train throughout the west, photographing their experiences. These images document their time in Utah and include unique views of the Salt Lake valley from the scaffolding of the LDS Salt Lake Temple.
George M. Ottinger Photograph Collection
George M. Ottinger Photograph Collection
Born in Pennsylvania in 1833, George M. Ottinger came to Utah in 1861. Upon arriving, Ottinger painted scenery for a Salt Lake theater and then joined photographer C.R. Savage, hand-tinting photographs. Though he worked in a variety of careers - from sailor, to fire chief and professor - Ottinger always returned to art and painting. The photographs in this collection reflect Ottinger's role as an artist and life in Utah from the late-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
Golden Spike Sesquicentennial
Golden Spike Sesquicentennial
This collection includes coverage of events surrounding the Golden Spike Sesquicentennial that occurred during May, 2019. Events include the Chinese Railway Workers Descendants Association visit to Chinese Arch, May 10th speakers, historical reenactments, and performances at the Golden Spike National Historical Park, as well coverage of Union Station in Odgen, Utah.
Governor's Olympic Collection
Governor's Olympic Collection
The Utah Governor’s Olympic Collection contains images taken by the Governor’s Office during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. The images document the Governor’s activities during the Olympics as well as different Olympic events, such as the Opening Ceremonies and medal ceremony concerts.
Great Basin Association Photographs
Great Basin Association Photographs
The Great Basin Association maintains this photo collection of Great Basin National Park. Located in Eastern Nevada, the once-thought barren area is full of unique wildlife and geological formations. This collection contains a number of antiquated photos, depicting early developments in the National Park, as well as contemporary photos of its landscape and park facilities.
Great Basin Museum
Great Basin Museum
The Great Basin Museum collection contains an assortment of historical photographs that depict historical events in infrastructure development in the Great Basin Area.
Green River Launch Complex
Green River Launch Complex
The Green River Launch Complex sits near Green River, a small community in central Utah. Built in 1964, by the US Air Force, the complex was used to test various missile and projectile weapons.
Hidden Water - Salt Lake County Water Drainages
Hidden Water - Salt Lake County Water Drainages
Hidden Water unveils surface water systems on the east side of Salt Lake Valley, both culinary and irrigation. The web site follows the seven major streams of the Wasatch Front, plus minor ones, and tracks that water from headwaters to the Jordan River and then Great Salt Lake. It intermixes contemporary photographs with historical photographs from several archives showing earlier uses and diversions of water.
Hotel Utah
Hotel Utah
Photographs in this collection document how the hotel looked in the early days as well as more modern times. Many of the photographs in the collection detail the remodeling and new construction of the two 10-story wings. There are a number of photos of employees being honored for their years of service to the hotel. Also, photos of the conventions, banquets, and meetings held at the hotel and of some of the guests which stayed there are included. There are a number of photographs and slides documenting the 75th Anniversary of the hotel. Today the Hotel Utah is not longer used as a hotel and is known as The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
John Peter Simonson Photograph Collection
John Peter Simonson Photograph Collection
Documenting Green River, Utah this collection contains images taken by author, pharmacist, and railroad man John Peter Simonson. Simonson and his wife, Eugenie, moved to Utah in 1908 after purchasing the Broadway Drug Store. They operated the store until 1955 and lived in Green River until 1961.
Juanita Brooks Photograph Collection, 1928-1981
Juanita Brooks Photograph Collection, 1928-1981
Images documenting Brooks's professional writing career from 1934-1971 are found in this collection. Brooks specialized in the history of the American west and Mormon history. She is most noted for her writings on the Mountain Meadow Massacre. This collection also provides a glimpse into her personal life with many images of her family, activities, and general life in southern Utah.
KUED Topaz Residents Collection
KUED Topaz Residents Collection
The KUED Topaz Collection contains images used for the KUED 1987 documentary on the Topaz Internment Camp in Delta, Utah during World War II. The collection documents the journey of many Japanese Americans leaving behind home, jobs, and life to enter the Topaz Internment Camp.
Larson Studio Negative Collection
Larson Studio Negative Collection
The Larson Studio Negative Collection was created by Thomas Christian Larson and his son O. Blaine Larson. Both operated the Larson Studio from 1916-1968 in Provo, Utah. The collection contains portraits of many Utah County citizens as well as some Utah landscape and industry scenes and images of Provo.
Lehi Historical Society
Lehi Historical Society
The purpose of the Lehi Historical Society and Archives is to collect, obtain, record, preserve, protect, educate, and promote the history of Lehi and its peoples, and to document Lehi’s impact on the American West, yesterday, today and forever.
Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photograph Collection
Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photograph Collection
Professor Patrick Lennox Tierney is professor emeritus from the University of Utah’s Art History Department. Lennox Tierney’s specialty is Japan and has visited that country almost every year since 1949 when he first worked there as the Arts and Monuments Commissioner. Later, Lennox Tierney lead many photography tours over the years for a group called Through the Lens Tours and traveled to most countries of the world. Over the years, Professor Tierney donated over 250,000 slides to the Marriott Library’s collections. The slides reflect landscapes, architecture, agriculture, the arts, and various other topics.
Markers and Monuments
Markers and Monuments
Photographs of historical markers and monuments throughout the state of Utah.
Movies Made in Utah Photograph Collection
Movies Made in Utah Photograph Collection
Hollywood loved Utah for its old west feel. The Movies Made in Utah collection contains images from various productions filmed in Utah, as well as photo album of a Utah film production studio.
Murray Museum
Murray Museum
A wide-ranging collection of nearly 3,000 photographs from the Murray City (Utah) Museum depicting a general history of Murray from the early 20th to early 21st centuries. Topics and events portrayed in the photos include early pioneers, city mayors and other prominent citizens, city buildings and schools, the Murray fire department, 1983 flood, Jordan River Parkway, construction along State Street, just to name a few.
Olympic Legacy
Olympic Legacy
The Olympic Legacy Collection contains images of various events during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. Also included are images of some artifacts in the Utah State History collection, such as the famous tradable pins.
Park City Historical Society
Park City Historical Society
A variety of documents and photographs from the Park City Historical Society.
Park City Historical Society & Museum
Park City Historical Society & Museum
The Park City Historical Society and Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting Park City's history and heritage. This collection contains some of the Society's historic photos of Park City and the Mountain West region.
Peoples of Utah
Peoples of Utah
The Peoples of Utah collection contains images that show some of Utah's great diversity. Helen Papanikolas collected and donated these photographs.
Philo T. Farnsworth Television Tubes
Philo T. Farnsworth Television Tubes
The Philo T. Farnsworth Television Tubes Collection contains different examples of the Farnsworth television tubes that are part of the Utah State History's artifacts collection.
Photo Archives
Photo Archives
Over 70,000 photos covering a variety of topics from Marriott Library Special Collections
Ray King Collection
Ray King Collection
This collection contains images from Utah photographer Ray King. King worked for the Salt Lake Tribune for many years in the mid-twentieth century. These images document his work in Utah but also his personal life as he photographed trips throughout the United States.
Regional History Center
Regional History Center
Located in Vernal, Utah, the Uintah County Library serves as a key information center in its area. This collection contains a wide assortment of historical photos from the Uintah County area.
Rural Utah Curated Collection
Rural Utah Curated Collection
The majority of Utah's population is found on the Wasatch Front, but Utah's history knows no boundaries. This curated collection features images from rural communities of Utah - including Eureka, Milford, Newton, Ophir, and Stockton.
Salt Lake City Religious Architecture Photographs
Salt Lake City Religious Architecture Photographs
Contemporary photos of religious architecture in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake Tribune Negative Collection
Salt Lake Tribune Negative Collection
This collection contains over 171,000 images from the 1930s to the 1960s. The collection is unique in origin as it includes images taken by dozens of different photographers sent out by the newspaper to get the perfect shot, something newsworthy. This results in many live action images taken of the everyday activities of life with no posing such as one sees with studio photography.
Shipler Collection Negative Preservation Project
Shipler Collection Negative Preservation Project
Shipler Commercial Photographers took thousands of images of Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. This collection contains images from glass plates (1900s-1920s) and acetate negatives (1940s-1950s), with the majority of the images having an exact date and detailed description.
Shipler Commercial Photographers
Shipler Commercial Photographers
Shipler Commercial Photographers took thousands of images of Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. This collection contains images from glass plates (1900s-1920s) and acetate negatives (1940s-1950s), with the majority of the images having an exact date and detailed description.
Taylor Woolley Photograph Collection
Taylor Woolley Photograph Collection
The Taylor Woolley Photograph collection documents Utah architect Taylor Woolley's time working under Frank Lloyd Wright during the 1911 construction of Wright's Taliesin I in Wisconsin. The collection also contains some images of Woolley's architectural work in Utah.
Thorne Photographs
Thorne Photographs
From the Uintah County Library Regional History Center, the Thorne Collection is a large collection from early photographer Leo Thorne.
Topaz Museum
Topaz Museum
From 1942 to 1945, over 100,000 Japanese-Americans were interned in camps throughout the American West. Topaz Camp, located near Delta, Utah, held around 8,000 of these individuals. This collection contains an assortment of historical photos depicting the hardships met by these prisoners.
University Archival Photographs (P0305)
University Archival Photographs (P0305)
The University of Utah Archival photograph collection was collected by various departments and colleges of the University since the 1890s. The digitized collection features photos from University of Utah athletic events, views of campus, portraits of faculty and students, documentation on university buildings, and more.
Utah Power and Light Photographs, 1940s-1950s
Utah Power and Light Photographs, 1940s-1950s
The Utah Power and Light Collection has images of various schools, businesses, homes, hospitals, service stations, and street scenes mostly in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the images highlight the lighting of some of the structures.
Utah State Legislators Photographs, 1895-1963
Utah State Legislators Photographs, 1895-1963
Men and women have been serving Utah citizens in the Utah State Legislature since before Utah was officially a state. This collection has images of legislators serving from various Utah counties from 1895-1963.
Vernal Express Photographs
Vernal Express Photographs
From the Uintah County Library Regional History Center, the Vernal Express Collection collects photographs that were in the local newspaper.
We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe: Latinos in Utah Exhibit Collection
We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe: Latinos in Utah Exhibit Collection
This digital exhibit showcases the photographic exhibit of Latino history in Utah by Armando Solorzano, professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah. Topics include Aztec history in Utah, Latino settlements in southeastern Utah, Latino miners, railroad workers, migrant workers, Latino religious practices and political influences.
Western Waters Photographs
Western Waters Photographs
Photographs of the Galloway-Stone expedition.
William Edward Hook Glass Negatives
William Edward Hook Glass Negatives
The William Edward Hook Collection contains images from glass plate negatives. Hook was a photographer in Colorado during the 1890s gold rush. The collection documents life in the west and the railroad in Utah.