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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 image/jpeg
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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page54
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION shoestring journals dashed off by hand. Lehi's first manuscript newspaper, The Lehi Evening Post, was of this genre. James Kirkham whose son, James M., would later become publisher of the Lehi Banner, noted in his 13 March 1867 diary: 'This evening I attended what was called the Lehi Evening Post, a manuscript paper read in the meeting house. Its reading matter was contributed by the young people of the city.' "This paper continued intermittently for at least ten years. Savina Southwick wrote in her 1 June 1877 diary that she had just laid down the Post and was 'highly amused in its perusal.' "With interests pointed towards 'choice literature and amusements,' another group of energetic young Lehi citizens first met on 21 February 1871 and organized The Club. Members met on Wednesday evenings in the Meeting House for poetry readings and discussion of literature. In late 1872 the organization decided to devote 'our labors, our times, and our money' to a handwritten newspaper. A surviving copy of the 13 December 1872 The Club, edited by George W. Thurmond, his younger brother David and J. Edgar Ross, describes the lofty principles of the paper: "Our object is the great and universal good of mankind, truth and honor; to train the immortal mind of man that he may walk in paths of purity . . . our columns will be flooded with immortal principals and precepts that will diffuse as a legacy to succeeding generations, scattering the elements of fire and corruptions to the four winds of heaven and finally establish a union of thought, actions and impulse among the children of men.' "In addition to several poems, essays and comic stories, the paper also comments unfavorably on the anti-polygamy Cragin Bill then being discussed in Congress. It also warns of smallpox at the mouth of American Fork Canyon. 'Letters to the Editor' complained of rowdy girls at community dances, and lectured on the creeping evils of card playing and 'debauching intemperance. '" Composing type would still be a problem, though the procedure was much improved, by the time Utah Press Association came into existence. Virtually all the Territory's 54
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416065
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416065