Utah Telephone Books

The Utah State Historical Society has an index to its collection of Utah telephone directories. It lists just over 500 Utah cities, showing the phonebooks serving each city. As a result, each phonebook is listed many times. I created this page by extracting from the index only the unique telephone books in the collection. The range of years on each line of the table below spans the years in the collection. There may not have been a telephone book for every year in the range, but probably most of the years were in fact covered.

The great majority of the state was served by the Bell System. The local operating company was Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone Company (RMB) until 1911, when it merged with two other companies to form Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company (MST). About 1970, the company began identifying itself as Mountain Bell (MTB) on telephone book covers. In 1984, with the divestiture of AT&T, US West (USW) became the successor to Mountain States.

Telephone books covering the same general area are grouped together. Generally, phone books from private publishers follow the phone books for the same area that are published by the telephone company. When the telephone book name doesn't show its location, I have inserted the location in brackets.

TitleYearsPub
Bancroft [Garden City]1979MTB
Basin [Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah Cos.]1986-1997PDC
Beaver1958-1961MST
Box Elder1985-1998PDC
Bridgerland [Cache and Rich Cos.]1989-1998BPB
Brigham City1941-1967MST
Brigham City, Corinne, Tremonton, and Vicinity1968-1969MST
Brigham City, Corinne, Tremonton, and Vicinity1970-1984MTB
Brigham City & Corinne, including Tremonton and Vicinity1985-1999USW
Bryce Canyon1961MST
Castle Country/Canyonlands [SE Utah]1996-1997PDC
Cedar City1931 
Cedar City1955-1971MST
Clearfield1957MST
Continental Telephone Company [SE Utah, Millard County]1974CTU
Continental Telephone Company1977-1987CTW
Contel1988CTW
Emery County1966-1983ECF
Emery County1996-1998ETC
Escalante1959SCU
Evanston [Randolph]1976MTB
Heber City1941-1969MST
Heber City1970-1984MTB
Heber City1985-1986MTB
Heber City1987-1988USW
Heber City / Park City1989-1997USW
Park City / Heber City1998USW
Utah Ski / Park City1985PDC
Utah Ski1997-1999PDC
Iron County1997-1999PDC
Kamas - Woodland1983KWT
Lakeview / Davis Countywide1999PDC
Logan1921MST
Logan and Cache Valley Towns1938-1961MST
Logan1962-1969MST
Logan1970-1980MTB
Cache Valley1983MTB
Cache Valley1984-1999USW
Magna1951MST
Magna1991-1993MCC
Millard County1967MLC
Millard County1969-1973UTC
Millard County1996-1999CIT
Moab1965-1971MID
Moab1988CTW
Moab1996-1999CIT
Central Utah [Ephraim, Nephi, Richfield]1941MST
Central Utah1980PDC
Mt. Nebo1980PDC
Central Utah Area / Mt. Nebo1986PDC
Mt. Nebo / Central Utah Area1997-1999PDC
Murray1949-1950MST
Northeast Salt Lake City Neighborhood1999PCP
Ogden and Vicinity1939-1961MST
Metropolitan Ogden1962-1968MST
Metropolitan Ogden1972-1984MTB
Metropolitan Ogden1985-1989USW
Ogden / North Davis1992-1999USW
Price1941-1960MST
Price-Helper1961-1969MST
Price-Helper1970-1983MTB
Price-Helper1984USW
Price-Helper1985-1999USW
Provo1935-1969MST
Provo1970-1984MTB
Provo1985-1998USW
Richfield1958-1969MST
Richfield1970-1971MTB
Salt Lake City1908RMB
Salt Lake City1920-1948MST
Metropolitan Salt Lake City1954-1960MST
Metropolitan Salt Lake City and Adjoining Towns1961-1969MST
Metropolitan Salt Lake City and Adjoining Towns1970-1978MTB
Metropolitan Salt Lake City and Adjoining Towns W.P.1979MTB
Metropolitan Salt Lake City and Adjoining Towns Y.P.1979MTB
Metropolitan Salt Lake City W.P.1980-1984MTB
Metropolitan Salt Lake City Y.P.1980-1984MTB
Metropolitan Salt Lake City W.P.1985-1999USW
Metropolitan Salt Lake City Y.P.1985-1999USW
Metropolitan Salt Lake City Business and Professional1996USW
Avenues [Salt Lake City]1975UNP
Downtown [Salt Lake City]1975UNP
Salt Lake City and Surrounding Communities Regional1990-1991PUB
Salt Lake City Regional1993-2001PCP
Sevier County including Wayne and Piute Counties1997PDC
Sevier County including Wayne, Piute and Garfield Counties1998-1999PDC
South Central Utah [Ephraim, Richfield]1941MST
South Central Utah1996-1999USW
South Davis [County]1960-1970SDC
South Valley Area [S Salt Lake Co.]1988-1999USW
South Valley Area2000USW
Southern Utah [SW Utah]1972-1986MTB
Southern Utah1988-1999USW
Southern Utah Central Edition [SW Utah]1990USW
Southern Utah Southern Edition [SW Utah]1990-1993USW
Southwestern Utah [Cedar City, St. George]1941MST
Timpanogos [American Fork]1986-1990PDC
Tooele1941-1969MST
Tooele1970-1984MTB
Tooele1986-1998USW
Grantsville and Tooele1997PDC
Tooele and Grantsville1999PDC
Tremonton1969-1971UTC
Tremonton1974-1983CTU
Tremonton1988CTW
Tremonton1996-1999CIT
Utah-Wyoming [Rich County]1979-1985UWT
Utah�s Dixie [Washington County]1996-1999PDC
Vernal1941-1969MST
Vernal1970-1984MTB
Vernal1985-1999USW
Wendover1963-1969MST
Wendover1970-1972MTB

 

The publishers of the telephone books are represented by these abbreviations.

PubName
BPBBridgerland Phone Book Company
CITCitizens Communications
CTUContinental Telephone Company of Utah
CTWContinental Telephone Company of the West
ECFEmery County Farmers Union Telephone Association
ETCEmery Telephone Company
KWTKamas-Woodland Telephone Company
MCCMagna Chamber of Commerce
MIDMidland Telephone Company
MLCMillard County Telegraph and Telephone Company
MSTMountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company
MTBMountain Bell
PCPPacific Coast Publishing
PDCPhone Directories Company
PUBPublications Unlimited
RMBRocky Mountain Bell Telephone Company
SCUSouth Central Utah Telephone Association
SDCSouth Davis Chamber of Commerce
UNPUnited Publishing
USWUS West
UTCUtah Telephone Company
UWTUtah-Wyoming Telephone Company

Last updated: December 9, 2005