170,000 Photographs from 1930—1960s Were Posted in Open Access

It took the employees of the Utah Division of State History over a year to digitize the photographs.

Utah Division of State History posted an archive of over 170,000 photographs in open access. The photographs were taken by The Salt Lake Tribune photographers in the в 1930—1960s.

“We’re really proud of this,” Heidi Tak of the Division says. “It’s the largest we’ve ever digitized, and it brought our photo collection to over 250,000.”

Most of the images in the archive are news photographs that the journalists took when they were covering the local and national events. They have been a part of the collection of the department since the 1980s, but the digitizing project was launched only in 2015. Currently all of them are available at the department’s website.

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