New collections from the Utah State Historical Society

Today we have some great new collections from the Utah State Historical Society to celebrate, ranging from pioneer history, portrait studio photographs, a diary from the Topaz relocation center, and much more. Read on for more details about these collections!

Larson Studio Negative Collection – Over 22,000 images from the Larson Studio in Provo, including portrait and landscape photographs.

J. Lewis Bird

Carbon County Cookbook – Take a trip back to the 1920s and explore the foodways of Carbon County in this community cookbook that features recipes for Boiled Salad Dressing, Good Raisin Bread, and Mock Lemon Pie.

Our Daily Diary, Topaz Relocation Center – This fully illustrated diary tells the story of third graders at Mountain View School at the Topaz Relocation Center from March 8 – August 12, 1943. An important primary source document for researching Japanese American internment during World War II.

Our Daily Diary, Topaz Relocation Center

Ellis Reynolds Shipp Papers – Collection documenting the history and correspondence of one of the first female doctors in Utah. 

Works Progress Administration Biography Sketches Collection – Interviews with pioneers and other people of note from the WPA. 
Charles Raymond Varley Slides 1868-1986This collection of building photos highlights historical architecture of Salt Lake City. See how street views have changed through the decades with photos taken years apart in the same location.

West Side of Main Street

Thanks to the Utah State Historical Society for sharing these new collections!

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