Collaborative Collections

Collaborative Collections

Here you'll find collections from cultural heritage institutions with which UVU has partnered, such as regional city libraries, museums, and historical societies, as well as portal sites like the Mountain West Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America.

 American Fork City Royalty 3 girls dressed in tiaras, dresses and a royal robe.

American Fork City Royalty Photographs

American Fork City Royalty

The American Fork City Royalty collection contains photographs of the women who served as the American Fork Poultry Days queens between 1928 and 1941, and the queens and attendants for Miss American Fork Steel Days from 1946 to 1983. 

Bryner Pioneer Museum, Price - Pencil drawing of a house surrounded with trees

Bryner Pioneer Museum

Bryner Pioneer Museum, Price (UT)

The Bryner Pioneer Museum digital collection includes the employee time book, the payroll records, and the record book of the train movements for the Utah Railway Company and the Utah Coal Railway Company between 1912 and 1952.


Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America makes millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country freely available to all in a one-stop discovery experience.

Fairview Museum of History and Art sign carved into a stone tablet.

Fairview Museum of History & Art's Historical Photographs

Fairview Museum of History and Art - Historical Photographs

The Fairview Museum of History and Art-Historical Photographs collection is comprised of portraits of many of the people who lived in Fairview between approximately 1850 to 1950.  There are also some photographs of events that took place in the town of Fairview.

Black and white, historic image of American Fork city

Historical American Fork

Historical American Fork (UT)

This is a collection of images of people and places depicting the growth and change of the city of American Fork from the late 1800’s to the early 1990’s. 

Black and white image of a wooden store front with a wagon out front.

Mapleton, Utah Historical Photographs

Mapleton, Utah Historical Photographs

This historical photograph collection showcases the city's growth, starting with its founding in 1850.

Old color image of meet the koal kids advertisement

Mountain West Digital Library

Mountain West Digital Library

The Mountain West Digital Library is a central search portal for free digital collections from cultural heritage institutions around the Mountain West region.

Orem (UT) City Art Collection postcard with 6 art images.

Orem City Art Collection

Orem (UT) City Art Collection

This collection was assembled by dozens of Orem City staff, administrators, local artists, and collectors, and consists of 170 paintings, drawings, original prints, sculptures, and pieces of pottery representing the work of 106 artists. The artworks are displayed throughout the Library and other City buildings. 

Black and white image of a group of about 35 children with a teacher or caretaker.

Orem City Historical Photographs

Orem (UT) City Historical Photographs

This collection features historic photographs belonging to Orem City and the Orem City Library.  These photos were taken by a number of different photographers featuring people and places from all over Orem.

A black and white image of 3 men kneeling in a crop field.

Orem Heritage Museum Historical Photographs

Orem (UT) Heritage Museum

The Orem Heritage Museum preserves photographs and artifacts relating to the history of the city of Orem.  This collection consists of historic photographs that belong to the Orem Heritage Museum.

Cover of a City of Orem History Book

Orem History Books

Orem (UT) History Books

This collection contains the following publications about the history and historical sites of Orem: Sagebrush to steel: an Orem centennial history 1861-1961; It happened in Orem: A bicentennial history of Orem, Utah; Orem: City of Orem: a centennial benchmark; Early Orem homesteader's profiles 1870-1900; Tour of Historic Sites in the City of Orem;

Image of the front cover of a yearbook - The Jaguar '66

Orem School Yearbooks

School Yearbooks (Orem, UT)

This digital collection focuses on the scrapbooks and yearbooks from the elementary, junior high and high schools, past and present, of Orem, Utah.  Several of the schools-Spencer School, Lincoln High School, and Lincoln Junior High School-no longer exist.

Orem (UT) Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Orem Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

Orem (UT) Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

This collection from the Orem Public Library is comprised of the materials documenting the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, held in Orem, Utah, and will cover materials from 1990 through 2016.

Black and white image of a gathering with old automobiles and a float

Provo Library Historical Photographs

Provo (UT) Library Historical Photographs

These wonderful historic photographs, taken by a variety of photographers, document much of the history of the city of Provo, Utah.  This digital collection is owned by the Provo City Library.

Image of a historic handwritten city council meeting minutes.

Provo Municipal Council and Commission Minutes

Provo (UT) Municipal Council and Commission Minutes

These are the minutes from the meetings of the Provo Municipal Council and Commission.  The earliest available are from April 1851!  These go up through 1988, but there are some missing here. However, those are available at the Provo City Recorder's Office.

Image of a historical news paper - The Utah County Democrat

Utah Digital Newspapers

Utah Digital Newspapers

Utah Digital Newspapers currently contains 3.5 million pages from nearly 200 Utah newspapers, available for free access.

Historical, black and white image of a royalty float in a parade.

Utah Territorial Statehouse State Park's Museum Photographs

Utah Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum

Fillmore was Utah Territory's first capitol, and the first capitol building was the Utah Territorial Statehouse. The Utah Territorial Statehouse State Park's museum collection features over 900 photographs, letters, and ephemera from the museum's almost 5,000-object collection.

George Sutherland Archives

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