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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 Page482
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Journalism," describes in these words Dunn's purchase of the newspaper: "In acquiring the Transcript, the down payment was a stumbling block until Thomas Speirs, an enterprising pioneer merchant, offered the loan of the required $10 down and more if the paper ever made any money in this doubtful venture." Very little in the production of smaller newspapers of that day was mechanical. Type was set by hand. The small, flat-bed Army press required two men to operate. The name of this press, incidentally, was probably a colloquialism of the Coates-Armory machine, used rather extensively to produce early-day weeklies. One man handled a roller with which he inked the type forms. The other, on the opposite side of the press, put paper on the forms and, by means of a hand crank, made the printed impression by rolling the paper under the cylinder. Though it was a laborious process, the new editor had an expressed determination to succeed, bringing into the newspaper business the pioneer spirit which had dominated his life. During his journalistic career, he bought his supplies almost exclusively from Western Newspaper Union. In a 1962 talk at an association convention, John E. (Johnny) Jones, who was manager of WNU's Salt Lake City office, remembered: "Uncle Jimmy Dunn came into our office regularly once a month, visited and chatted for a while, maybe bought some supplies and then plunked down a $20 gold piece to pay his monthly bill. He always carried a little black valise and from our office would then visit some of the book stores looking for volumes to buy. I do not know what type of books he looked for, but he had one of the largest private libraries in Utah." Johnny Jones' recollection of this Scotsman's interest in books and reading was accurate. Before his death in 1923, he'd compiled one of the biggest individually-owned libraries west of the Mississippi. It occupied more than five hundred square feet and contained hundreds of volumes, all non-fiction and many rare and very old. Active in Utah State Press Association, Dunn joined other publishers in attending the World Newspaper Congress, held in conjunction with the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. 482
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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 416493
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416493