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Al Morton Photograph and Film Collection
The Al Morton Photograph and Film Collection documents scenic Utah. Morton photographed and filmed many of Utah’s natural beauties, including rivers, landscapes, and the National Parks in Utah, helping the tourist industry. He also documented recreational activities, such as river trips. His films were shown in schools and as tourist promotions.
Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah collection contains images from various CCC camps throughout Utah, in both black and white and color, taken and collected by members of the CCC. The collection also contains copies of newsletters published by individual camps.
Classified Photograph Collection
The Classified Photograph Collection contains over 20,000 images regarding people, architecture, cities and towns, and events throughout the history of Utah. The collection was organized by subject and compiled using images from various other Utah State History collections.
Clifford Bray Photographs
Clifford Bray worked for the Shipler Commercial Photographer Studio and then independently. This collection contains images of Salt Lake City architecture and people in the 1930s, as well as unique images of accident scenes and business contracts for documentary purposes.
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway Payroll Ledgers, 1889-1919
The Denver & Rio Grande payroll ledgers contain the employment records for workers between 1889-1919. The ledgers document the pay of employees from different departments, such as the Agent’s Office, the Baggage Department, and the Transfer Gang.
Juanita Brooks Photograph Collection
The Juanita Brooks Photograph Collection contains images documenting Brooks’s professional writing career from 1934-1971. The 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
The KUED Topaz Residents 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
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.
Peoples of Utah
The Peoples of Utah collection contains images used in Helen Papanikolas’s 1976 Peoples of Utah publication, documenting the history of the different ethnic groups throughout Utah. Some of the groups included are African Americans, Chinese, Greeks, and Japanese.
Philo T. Farnsworth Television Tubes Collection
Salt Lake City Engineers Collection
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.
Schools of the Salt Lake Valley
The Schools of the Salt Lake Valley collection has images of various school structures throughout the Salt Lake Valley, many of which have since been demolished. Students of the various schools are often included in the images.
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
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.
Utah 2002 Olympic Legacy Collection
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.
Utah 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.
William Edward Hook Glass Negative Collection
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.