Park City Museum Library Resources

Book card in the Park City Library

Book cart at the historic Park City Library.

The Hal Compton Research Library offers a vast collection of historical materials for your perusal. Thousands of photographs, oral histories, personal papers, books, maps, and artifacts await your inquiring mind. Call or email to schedule an appointment and begin your personal journey into the past.

Resources searchable via PastPerfect

  • Nearly 30,000 images of the people and places of Park City
  • Over 3,200 objects documenting Park City’s history
  • Approximately 300 published works, dissertations, theses, and thematic binders on Park City, mining, skiing, Utah, and Western history, including:
    • A History of Summit County, by David Hampshire, Martha S. Bradley, Allen Roberts
    • From the Ground Up: The History of Mining in Utah, ed. by Colleen Whitley
    • Utah History Encyclopedia, ed. by Allan Kent Powell
    • Treasure Mountain Home: Park City Revisited, by George A. Thompson and Fraser Buck
    • The Old West, ed. by Time-Life Books
  • Over 2,100 archived items, including:
    • Women’s Athenaeum records
    • Fraser Buck’s handwritten notes, 1847-1967
    • Community Church items

The Park Record Newspaper

  • Park Record Digital Collection 1880-1986
  • Microfilm from 1880 to January 5, 2005
  • Hard copies of current newspapers not on microfilm
  • 1902 Park City, Utah Souvenir Edition (showcasing people, businesses, events, and other features of Park City)

The Mining Review newspaper

Genealogical Research Tools

  • Record of births, 1892 – 1897
  • Subscription to Ancestry.com
  • The Park Record Digital Collection, 1880-1986 (be sure to check multiple spellings)
  • Cemetery indexes:
    • Glenwood Cemetery, 1885-1982 (location, DOB, DOD, father, mother, profession, COD, funeral, and history)
    • Park City Cemetery, 1881-1995 (location DOB, DOD)
    • Obituaries for Park City and surrounding areas
    • Park City Sexton Record of Death, 1892-1973
  • Oral History Index
  • Family histories
  • Park City People collection
  • Park City High School yearbooks, 1915, 1917-22, 1931, 1943, 1945-46, 1948-61, 1980-89, 1992-2002, 2004-05

Historic Preservation/Researching your house

  • Historic Property Indexes and Tax Photos from the late 1930s
  • Home and business histories
  • National Historic Register Index
  • “Park City, Utah: An Architectural History of Mining Town Housing, 1869-1907,” by Deborah Lyn Randall, Master’s thesis, 1985
  • Utah Preservation Preservation journals
  • Historic Sites Inventory, Park City

Maps

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from 1889, 1900, 1907, 1929, 1941 (also online at the University of Utah’s collections of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps)
  • Geologic Maps of the Park City District 1950-1960
  • Topographical map 1998-1999
  • Deer Valley Conditions Survey 2002 (Lower Big Stick Run)
  • Gorlinski’s General Map of Park City Mines 1893 (Ontario, Daly, Crescent, Anchor, Alliance, Meears, Silver King, Woodside, Mayflower, Glencoe, etc.)
  • Various Ski Area Maps

Magazines/Journals