historic provo photos


True Confessions of Carla: Old photographs fascinate me.  I know I am not alone in feeling this way.  We often get requests from patrons trying to find historic photographs of Provo.  So, we have created a page on our website to help.  Here you can find online as well as print sources for historic images.  

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Here is a quick list of where some of these sources:

Remembering Provo: Historical Photographs Project

Digitized historic photographs of the buildings, people, and history of Provo. Hosted by the Mountain West Digital Library.

Utah Division of State History - Digital Photos

25,000 historic photographs are made accessible here by the Utah State Historical Society.

Parker School Eighth Grade graduating class of 1903

Provo Historical Images

This is the largest collection of digital photographs of Provo with over 800 images scanned from photos in the collection of Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Index to Photographs in Books on Provo History

This is an index which includes references to photos and other images from 24 published histories of Provo or Utah County.  These books are all available in our Special Collections for use in our building.

Provo Tabernacle without Tower

Historical Photographs

This database consists of digital images from several collections. Most important for portraits of Utah pioneers are the C. R. Savage Collection (1,000+) and the George Edward Anderson Collection (almost 14,000 photos).

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Photo Index

Name index to 15,000 photographs in the collections of the DUP Museum in Salt Lake City.

View of Provo from Tabernacle Tower

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