A recent project headed by Amber Swanson, assistant to the director of the Springville Public Library, to digitize copies of the Springville Herald Newspaper has now been published online. With a major grant from the Utah Department of Heritage and Art and additional funding and resources provided by the Springville Historical Society, Amber was able to have the earliest years of the Springville Herald (1924-1957) still known to exist digitized and made available online at http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Springville+Herald. The articles are searchable by topic and individual’s names. The grant was made possible by the Library Service and Technology Act; Utah Digital Newspapers Project made the online version happen. The imaging/digitizing was done by iArchives in Lindon, a company owned by Ancestry.com.
The Springville Historical Society is extremely grateful to Amber for spearheading this achievement and obtaining the grant to get these newspapers digitized. There are still many years of the Springville Herald at the historical society and the library to be completed and this project will go forward as fast as funds can be raised. It is hoped that individuals in the community will step forward with contributions designated for this purpose and any such donations can be arranged by contacting members of the Springville Historical Society Board , Daryl Tucker, President – 801-427-9318 or Helen Beardall, Secretary – 801-489-6989.