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History Publications

All of State History’s publications are now easy to access, search, and read in our new SimpleDL digitial library system.

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Publications Online


  • Utah Archaeology an annual peer-reviewed journal published by State History and its partners.
  • Antiquities Section Selected Papers, a monograph series designed to examine and interpret the prehistoric cultures of Utah.
  • Utah Historical Quarterly has published the best of scholarly Utah history since 1928. Utah State Historical Society members receive the Quarterly as a benefit of membership.
  • Beehive History, published annually from 1974 to 2002, contains short, interesting stories and photos about Utah’s past. Beehive History is a good source for student research and can be found in many Utah libraries and schools.
  • Utah Centennial County History Series, recognizing the importance of Utah’s counties, the Utah State Legislature established in 1991 a Centennial History Project to write and publish county histories as part of Utah’s statehood centennial commemoration.
  • History Blazer, published monthly from 1995-1996, news of Utah’s past from the Utah State Historical Society.
  • Utah Preservation, a full-color magazine published annually from 1997-2007, highlights historic preservation efforts around the state.


  • A Way of Seeing.  Discovering the Art of Building in Spring City, Utah
  • Brigham Street
  • Building by the Railyard
  • Carbon County:  Eastern Utah’s Industrialized Island
  • Corinne – The Gentile Capital of Utah
  • Emery County:  Reflections on Its Past and Future
  • First 100 Years:  A History of the Salt Lake Tribune
  • Historic Buildings of Downtown Salt Lake City
  • Let ‘Em Holler – A Political Biography of J. Bracken Lee
  • Not by Bread Alone:  The Journal of Martha Spence Heywood
  • Of Work and Romance – Discovering Utah Barns
  • On the Ragged Edge:  The Life and Times of Dudley Leavitt
  • San Juan County, Utah:  People, Resources, and History
  • The Architecture of Fort Douglas, Utah, 1862-1995
  • The Avenues of Salt Lake City
  • The Peoples of Utah
  • Utah’s Historic Architecture, 1847-1940

Professional and Technical Literature

Bracing for the Big One (1993) A practical guide to protecting your historic home against earthquake damage.

Adapting for Access: ADA Compliance in Historic Structures (pdf) A brochure on the Americans with Disabilities Act and historic buildings, developed in 1998.

Signs and Awnings for Downtowns (pdf) A workbook for business and property owners.

Restoring an Historic Commercial Building (pdf) A workbook for business and property owners.