Back in 2001, the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah received a Library Services and Technology grant to research and demonstrate a newspaper digitization project. Since that time, they have successfully partnered with Brigham Young University to digitize over 240,000 pages of historic newspapers from Utah's past. Currently, the archive includes issues from over 25 newspapers, including the Davis County Clipper, the Ephraim Enterprise, and the Salt Lake Herald. In the "Paper Timeline" area, visitors can look at a chart that details all of the currently available newspapers in the archive. After a quick look at that helpful document, visitors can browse the newspapers by county, or look over the "Recent Additions" listing. Also, visitors can view the Utah Newspaper Hall of Fame, which documents some of the state's most celebrated newspaper businesspeople. Sample searches to get visitors started might include "beehive", "Provo", and "Union Pacific".
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