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|This pioneer classic includes biographical sketches and nearly 5,000 portraits of many male pioneers who immigrated to Utah prior to 1868.|
|Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
|Andrew Jenson compiled this four volume reference which includes over 5,000 biographical sketches and over 2,000 photographs of Mormon pioneers.|
|Portrait, Genealogical and Biographical Record of the State of Utah||Includes just over 400 biographical sketches of prominent Utahns of the 19th century.|
|Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake Cities (1884)||Besides including business and residential directories for Logan, Ogden, Provo, and Salt Lake City, this compilation includes a general description of Utah in 1884 covering geography, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, railroads, commerce, and a chronology. It contains an overview of each county. Also covers Utah attractions, churches, benevolent societies, government officials, educational institutions, immigration statistics, and production & property statistics for 1883.|
|Brigham Young University: A House of Faith||A history of Brigham Young University from its beginnings to the early 1980s.|
|Establishing Zion: The Mormon Church in the American West, 1847-1869||Covers many aspects of Mormon colonization and life in the West up to the arrival of the transcontinental railroad.|
|A Schoolmarm All My LIfe: Personal Narratives From Frontier Utah
||Twenty-four personal narratives of frontier schoolteachers edited to focus on the education of the women, including entries that illuminate how their personal lives varied from traditional western teachers.|
|The Internet Archive||A digital library database, this website contains millions of books and other media including thousands of scanned historical resources about Provo and other local locations.|
Print Materials Available at Provo City Library
|Title||Author & Holdings||Call Number|
|One Hundred Years of Journalism in Provo, Utah : A History of the Daily Herald and its Predecessors from 1872 to 1972.||Raymond E. Beckham||Special Collections 070 B388o|
|Provo's Two Temples||
Salt Lake City : Deseret Book Company, 2015. 364 p.
Richard O. Cowan
|246.9589 COW 2015|
|Provo's Two Tabernacles and the People Who Built Them||Provo: Provo Utah East Stake, 1983. 192 p.N. La Verl Christensen||Special Collections 277.9224 C462p|
|Protestant and Catholic Churches of Provo||Provo: BYU Center for Family and Community History, 1986. 233 p.
David M. Walden
|Special Collections 280.0979 W144p LPB|
|Salt of the Earth : The History of the Catholic Church in Utah, 1776-2007||
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 2008. 391 p.
Bernice Maher Mooney
|Special Collections 282.792 M779s 2008|
|The Revised Ordinances of Provo City||Provo: Published by Authority of the Board of Commissioners, 1877-
Holdings: 1877, 1903, 1930, 1937, 1949, 1985 (we also have Provo City Ordinances 1988- )
|Special Collections 348.74792 REV|
|History of the Utah State Hospital, Provo : A Study of the Evolution of Public Care for the Mentally Ill||
Salt Lake City : University of Utah, 1948. 172 p.
Charles Robert McKell
362.2109 M195h 1948
|Utah State Hospital, Provo, Utah||
Provo : Utah State Hospital, 1976. 157 p.
Paul I. Thorpe
|Special Collections 362.2109 Ut1 1976|
|Provo Police Remembered||
Provo : Provo Police Retired, 2001
Kenneth Forshee & Gary Miner
363.2097 P949 2001 vol. 1
|History of the Provo City Fire Department||[Provo : The Department], 1959. 43 p.
Ephraim H. Davis
|Special Collections 363.37 D292 1959|
|A Century of Public Education in Provo, Utah||Provo : [S.n.] 1944. 194 p.
John C. Moffitt
|Special Collections 372 M72c|
|Provost: Provo High School Yearbook||Provo : Provo High School, 1918-.
Holdings: 1920, 1925, 1931, 1933-1939, 1941-1942, 1945-1946, 1948, 1950-1953, 1958, 1961-1967, 1972, 1975-1976, 1978-1986, 1991, 1993, 2005-2008, 2011-2017.
|Special Collections 373.7922 P949p|
|History of Buildings and Grounds, Development and Maintenance of Brigham Young University : Brigham Young Academy 1875-1903, Brigham Young University 1903-1947, Including Brief Sketches and Additions of Physical Plant Maintenance 1947-1973||Provo, [S.n., 1989?]. 365 p.
Karl A. Miller
|378.7922 MIL 1989|
|Brigham Young University: 1,000 Views of 100 Years||Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1975. 354 p.
|Special Collections 378.7922 B982b 1975|
|Utah Gazetteer and Directory of Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake Cities||
Salt Lake City: Printed for Sloan & Dunbar, by the Herald Printing & Publishing Company. 1884. 634 p.
Robert W. Sloan
|Special Collections 917.92 Ut1 1884|
|Polk's Provo City and Utah County Directory||Salt Lake City : R. L. Polk & Co., 1900?-.
Holdings: 1917-1918, 1920, 1922, 1926, 1929, 1930-1931, 1935-1936, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1953, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1961-1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1980, 1982-1984, 1985, 1987, 1996, 1998, 2000-2002, 2004-2016.
|Special Collections 917.9224 P759|
|Historic Provo : A Self-guided Tour of Historic Architecture in Provo, Utah||
Provo : Provo City, 1999. 20 p.
Provo Landmarks Commission
|Special Collections 917.9224 P949h|
|Biographical Sketches of Former Mayors of Provo, Utah: A Report to the Provo Municipal Government||1990. 143 p.
David M. Walden
|Special Collections 920.0792 WAL|
|History of Provo, Utah||Provo: Published by the Author, 1924. 414 p.
J. Marinus Jensen
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO J453h 1924|
|The Story of Provo, Utah||Provo : John C. Moffitt, 1975. 301 p.
John C. Moffitt
|979.224 STO 1975|
|Provo & Orem: A Very Eligible Place: An Illustrated History||Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1987.128 p.
Kenneth L. Cannon
|979.224 CAN 1987|
|Scrapbook : Provo Chamber of Commerce, 1968||Special Collections
Oversize 979.224 C355
|A History of Utah County||Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1999. 434 p.
Richard Neitzel Holzapfel
|979.224 HOL 1999|
|Memories That Live: Utah County Centennial History||Springville : Art City Publishing, 1947. 488 p.||979.224 MEM 1947|
|A Historical Study of the Explorations of Utah Valley and the Story of Fort Utah||Brigham Young University, M.A. Thesis, 1946.
Ray E. Colton
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO C722h 1946|
|A Look at Provo, Utah: Spring 1972||Unpublished paper, Brigham Young University, 1978. 72 leaves.
Merwin G. Fairbanks, ed.
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO F1531 1978|
|Pleasant Views: A History of the Early Pleasant View Area of Northeast Provo, Utah||S.l. : S.n., [1974?]. 288 p.
Merle S. Foote
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO F739p|
|Facts About Provo: Provo, Utah, 1849-1947: From Sagebrush to Steel - A Century of Progress (Centennial Souvenir Booklet)||[Provo]: Provo City Commission, . 8 p.
Theron H. Luke
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO L969f 1949|
|Provo: A Story of People in Motion||Provo : Brigham Young University Press, 1974. 106 p.
Marilyn M. Miller and John C. Moffitt
Special Collections 979.224 PROVO M612i 1974
|Provo/Orem Chamber Annual Report||
Provo: Provo Chamber of Commerce, 1931. Holdings: 1924, 1928, 1931
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO P848p 1931|
|Provo: Pioneer Mormon City||Portland, Ore.: Binfords & Mort, 1942. 223 p.
Compiled by the Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Utah
|979.224 PRO 1942|
|Provo, the Garden City of Utah: Its resources and attractions||Published under the auspices of The Chamber of Commerce
Omaha, Neb. : D.C. Dunbar & Co., 1888. 47 p.
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO P949p 1888|
|Pictorial Provo: An Illustrated Industrial Review of Provo, the Garden City of Utah||William M. Wilson
[Provo : by the author], 1910. 88 p.
|Special Collections 979.224 PROVO W699p 1910|
|Founding Fort Utah: Provo's Native Inhabitants, Early Explorers, and First Year Settlement||
D. Robert Carter [Provo]: Provo City, 2003
|979.224 CAR 2003|
|From Fort to Village: Provo, Utah, 1850-1854||
Provo: Provo City, 2008. 262 p.
|979.224 CAR 2008|
|Tales from Utah Valley: Spellbinding and Sometimes Strange Selections from the Daily Herald's History Page||D. Robert Carter
[Provo]: Daily Herald, 2005-2007. 2 volumes.
|979.224 CAR 2005 & 979.224 CAR 2007|
|Utah Lake: Legacy
||D. Robert Carter
[Provo]: June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program, [2002?]
|979.224 CAR 2002|