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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page28
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Mr. Alter's exhaustive research. His book contained the names of more than 1,200 editors and publishers and traced the history of 326 early papers. His work was underwritten by the Utah State Historical Society which, in turn, was functioning with depression-era Federal dollars. Said Alter, at times tongue-in-cheek, following completion of the book: "The labor involved in the gathering and preparation of the material for this monograph proved to be so prodigious it would have been abandoned when its intricacies first appeared, had it been in production for profit, even though it promised best seller prospects! And it would not have been completed as a labor of love, had all its proportions and problems been revealed at one time. Begun five or six years ago, at which time most of the work was done and many of the cuts were made, the work was stalemated for four years, due to the curtailment of the Society's regularly appropriated funds. "To accomplish the task of compiling this work," Alter continued, "every book of history, travel, biography, diary, gazetteer and directory in print was gleaned for references, including scores of photostat pages from volumes available only in distant repositories. Every city and town in Utah that has now or ever has had a newspaper, was visited, and from a few hours to several days time were spent searching the existing newspaper files and canvassing the place for a look at stray volumes or single copies of old newspapers and interviewing old settlers. "Every column of every Utah newspaper still preserved has thus been minutely examined for material concerning the Utah newspapers themselves, and mention of their contemporaries," he concluded. That so many early papers disappeared is made understandable by the realization that towns, too, were erased from the landscape. In each of these communities a newspaper was once printed. And in each of them the population either fell to the point where a paper couldn't exist or the town itself simply ceased to exist: Alta, Altonah, Bicknell, Bingham Canyon, Blanding, Centerville, Clear Lake, Corrine, Elsinore, Ferron, Frisco, Garfield, Gold Hill, Huntington, Hyrum, Ibapah, Junc- 28
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Identifier 040-UPA_Page28.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416039
Reference URL