About Utah Digital Newspapers

The J. Willard Marriott Library has been digitizing historical Utah newspapers since 2001. This site currently holds more than two million pages, and it continues to grow.

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.

In July 2010, UDN passed the million-page mark, becoming the first statewide newspaper repository in the U.S. to do so. In June 2017, the two millionth page was added.

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

  • Aaron Carter
  • 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
  • Fulton Library, Utah Valley University
  • Grand County Library
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Jeffrey Hatch
  • Lara Bangerter
  • Library Services and Technology Act (administered by the Utah State Library)
  • Marianne Valenta
  • 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 & Museum
  • Park City Library
  • Parowan Public Library
  • Paul Mogren
  • Pleasant Grove Library
  • President Millard Fillmore Library
  • Salt Lake City Public Library
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • San Juan Record, Monticello, Utah
  • Sarah Clift
  • Southern Utah University
  • 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
  • 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
  • Walter Jones
  • Weber County Library

If you would like to donate to our newspaper digitization activities or inquire about digitizing a particular newspaper, see How to support this work.

This site was brought to you by John Herbert, Leah Donaldson, Bryson Benton, M. Cathay Ericson, Kinza Masood, Alan Witkowski, Jacob Reed, Bohan Zhu, Nathan Pugh, Jeremy Myntti, and Harish Maringanti.