About Utah Digital Newspapers

In 2001 the Marriott Library was awarded a Library Services and Technology (LSTA) grant to develop a newspaper digitization project. As a result, the Library successfully digitized 30,000 pages from three weekly newspapers. Later, the University of Utah partnered with Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Salt Lake Community College to create Utah’s only keyword-searchable statewide digital newspaper repository. In September 2003, the library received a $1.02 million National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Brigham Young University made a significant contribution to the required matching funds. With this funding, an additional 240,000 pages was added.

In 2005–2011, UDN received three National Digital Newspaper Program grants from the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH). These grants combined for $1.08 million in funding and provided for the digitization of another 350,000 pages. This content can be found on the Library of Congress' site Chronicling America as well as on this website.

UDN currently offers 6.3 million pages from 374 newspapers. We are currently pursuing a three-year partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize all remaining Utah newspapers.

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The J. Willard Marriott Library gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the following organizations and individuals.

  • Aaron Carter
  • Andy Bernhard
  • Andy Pazell
  • American Fork Historic Preservation Commission
  • American Pacific (AMPAC)
  • Bank of American Fork
  • Bill Miller
  • Box Elder News-Journal
  • Bryce Canyon Natural History Association
  • Cedar City Rotary Club
  • Cheryl and Kenneth Elmer
  • Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • City of American Fork, Utah
  • City of Beaver, Utah
  • City of Delta, Utah
  • City of Fillmore, Utah
  • City of Milford, Utah
  • City of Myton, Utah
  • City of Orem, Utah
  • Clipper Publishing
  • Dale W. Adams
  • Daniel K. Adams
  • Davis County Library
  • Dee Foundation
  • Delta City Library
  • Dixie State College
  • Edwin W. Senior and Lillian Worlton Senior
  • Emery County Archives
  • Friends of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University
  • Giovale Library, Westminster College
  • Grand County Library
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton Library, Utah Valley University
  • Jeffrey Hatch
  • Lara Bangerter
  • Library Services and Technology Act (administered by the Utah State Library)
  • Marianne Valenta
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
  • Millard County Chronicle-Progress, Delta, Utah
  • Morgan County Historical Society
  • Morgan County News, Morgan, Utah
  • Murray City Library
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Park Service
  • Park City Historical Society and Museum
  • Park City Library
  • Parowan Public Library
  • Paul Mogren
  • Pleasant Grove Library
  • President Millard Fillmore Library
  • Sally Elliott
  • Salt Lake City Public Library
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • San Juan Record, Monticello, Utah
  • Sarah Clift
  • Springville Historical Society
  • Springville Public Library
  • Steve Koga
  • Stewart Library, Weber State University
  • Summit County Library
  • Summit County RAP Tax Fund
  • Suzanne Anderson
  • The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah
  • The Park Record, Park City, Utah
  • The Richfield Reaper, Richfield, Utah
  • The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Tim Fitzpatrick
  • Times-Independent, Moab, Utah
  • Tintic Mining Museum
  • Uintah Basin Standard, Roosevelt, Utah
  • Uintah County Library
  • Utah Academic Library Consortium
  • Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
  • Utah Division of State History
  • Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board
  • Utah State Historical Society
  • Utah State University Special Collections and Archives
  • Val A. Browning Library, Dixie State University
  • Walter Jones
  • Weber County Library

This site was brought to you by the Digital Library Services Department at J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. If you would like to donate to our newspaper digitization activities, see How to support this work..