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Bingham Canyon, Utah. Open-pit workings of the Utah Copper Company
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Open-pit workings of the Utah Copper Company.
1 negative: nitrate.
1942 Nov.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USW3-041284-E

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American Folklife Center

Folklife in Your State: Utah

The collections of the American Folklife Center contain rich and varied material that documents the diverse ethnic, religious, and other folk traditions of the Empire State. Utah's Local Legacies Projects, an exploration of local traditions and celebrations is available on the Center's Web page.

America's Library

America's Library is especially designed for elementary and middle- school students.

Explore the States: Utah

Jump Back in Time

Brigham Young Settled in the Great Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847

Digital Collections & Services

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search this collection to find selected newspapers from Utah.

Exhibitions

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely. The Religion and New Republic section includes a map that shows the route of the migration of the Mormons from Illinois to Utah.

Global Gateway

Meeting of Frontiers: Siberia, Alaska, and the American West

Meeting of Frontiers tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Project partners include the Library of Congress, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Russian State Library, the National Library of Russia, and more than twenty libraries, archives, and museums located in cities in Siberia and the Russian Far East. Search the project to find other items related to Utah.

Humanities & Social Sciences Division

Bibliographies and Guides

U.S. State Poets Laureate

This site provides the names of all current state poets laureate of the United States. It also includes a history of the laureateship in each state, as well the District of Columbia, and attempts to provide a comprehensive listing of all prior state poets laureate. Included is information on the position of State Poet Laureate in Utah.

Law Library of Congress

The Guide to Law Online

Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information on U.S. states and territories, including Utah.

Prints and Photographs Division

Pictorial Americana: Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress

The image lists includes prints and photographs relating to historical events to 1899; general subjects such as education, daily life, miners and mining; and views of U.S. locations (text and images). Images of Utah are included in the guide.

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject headings United States--Utah to find digital images related to Utah, such as prints, photographs, and more. Search in PPOC using the term Utah or names of cities, towns, and sites to locate additional images.

Teachers Page

Features & Activities

Primary Sources by State

The Library of Congress has rich documents and artifacts from every state, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Click on Utah to view historic artifacts and cultural materials from the state.

Lesson Plans

Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local

Examine the interplay between national, state, local, and personal history. Students produce a digital collection of primary sources from their family or local community based on the collections in American Memory.

Exploring Community Through Local History: Oral Stories, Landmarks and Traditions

Students explore the local history of the community in which they live through written and spoken stories; through landmarks such as buildings, parks, restaurants, or businesses; and through traditions such as food, festivals and other events of the community or of individual families.

Local History: Mapping My Spot

Students create their town’s history for coming generations and place themselves on the map in a literal as well as figurative sense, by producing portions of an updated version of an early twentieth century panoramic map from the American Memory collections.

Today in History

May 10

Officials and workers of the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railways held a ceremony on Promontory Summit, in Utah Territory - approximately thirty-five miles away from Promontory Point, the site where the rails were joined—to drive in the Golden Spike on May 10, 1869. The spike symbolized completion of the first transcontinental railroad, an event that connected the nation from coast to coast and reduced a journey of four months or more to just one week.

Veterans History Project

Veterans History Project Home Page

The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. Browse the database by state of residence to locate veterans from Utah.

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