This web site is a collaborative effort by researchers from Digital Matters at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University’s Office of Digital Humanities.  Inspired in part by Better Days 2020’s efforts to recognize and recover women’s history in Utah, our team decided use Woman’s Exponent’s rich and fascinating print run to explore how Utah women’s issues were discussed and written about by a significant local community.

In fall 2019, the Women’s Exponent Project launched its first phase, in which we introduce the material with narratives of particular interest, light computational operations, and scholarly gateways to the source texts.  In the second phase, we plan to seek external funding to further clean and curate the text, apply an encoding schema, and build a more robust interface.


University of Utah Brigham Young University
Rebekah Cummings, Assistant Librarian Jeremy Browne, Associate Research Professor

Jeremy Myntti, Associate Librarian

Brian Croxall, Assistant Research Professor
Anna Neatrour, Associate Librarian Elizabeth Smart, Associate Librarian

David Roh, Associate Professor

Marisa Snyder, Program Assistant


Jeff Turner, Doctoral Student

Rachel Jane Wittmann, Assistant Librarian  

Special thanks to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Professor Emeritus, Harvard University), who graciously agreed to serve as a consultant on this project.