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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 Page580
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION in 1893 when he finally went to Congress, and wrote for its new owners, William Glasmann - founding patriarch (and also a later Ogden Postmaster) of the family that today still owns the combined Ogden Standard-Examiner. When Frank Cannon returned from his brief stint in the nation's capital, he and Major Littlefield joined in 1896 in founding the Utah State Journal, an evening publication that survived until its consolidation with the morning Examiner in 1908. Meantime, Major Littlefield and several of his colleagues had met on December 17, 1893, at the Union Hotel in Lehi to found the Utah Press Association. The Ogden editor was president; A. B. Thomson of the Brighton Star was secretary. President Littlefield was re-elected in 1894 and was principal author of a resolution urging the Territorial Legislature to revise libel laws "to prevent irresponsible persons from holding up a newspaper for thousands of dollars just because it tells the truth about them." E. G. Rognon of the Pay son Globe took over presidency of the association's third meeting but Major Littlefield was continuously elected First Vice President from 1896 through 1904. After The Journal folded, Edwin Littlefield's health began failing. He spent most of his last years in the family home at 2528 Madison Avenue in central Ogden, reading through the files of the many newspapers that represented his long and illustrious career. Edwin Wattis Littlefield, a grandson, recalls visiting a shed where the yellowing, bound copies were kept. "I well remember," reports Utah International Chairman Littlefield, "reading one of his editorials which was pointing out the inherent evil of the Pullman car, permitting as it did people of the opposite sex to sleep in close proximity separated only by a heavy curtain." He died on June 4, 1911, at 74. The Standard noted his passing with these words: "Major Edwin A. Littlefield, veteran newspaperman and writer, has passed to his reward. The Grim 580
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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 416591
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416591