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Deseret News Office



  • Existence: 1850 - 1880

Administrative History

The Deseret News Office (1850-1880) was a newspaper publishing, printing, and bookselling establishment in Utah. In 1880 the operation was incorporated as the Deseret News Company.

Hyde, O. A sketch of the travels and ministry of Elder Orson Hyde, 1869: t.p. (Deseret News Office, Salt Lake City)

MWA/NAIP files (hdg.: Deseret News Office; note: the Deseret news was involved in job printing, including government printing, almost from its beginning on June 15, 1850. Over the years the establishment, entirely owned and financed by the LDS Church, expanded to include a bookstore, bindery, type foundery, and paper mill. The use of the names Deseret News Printing Establishment, Deseret News Book and Job Establishment, Deseret News Steam Printing Establishment, and Deseret News Steam Printing and Publishing Office, all during the 1870s, may reflect one or more formal name changes but this has not been verified. In 1880 the Deseret news and its related departments were incorporated under private stockholders as the Deseret News Co. [no publs. in LC data base]. In 1892, because of severe financial problems, the entire operations were leased to the Deseret News Publishing Company [no publs. in LC data base])

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Deseret News Printing Office bill to the United States

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225532818]
Identifier: MSS 3148
Scope and Contents Document titled, "The United States for the Territory of Utah to the Deseret News Office." 6 page typescript containing an itemized bill for printing services performed by the Deseret News Office and sent to some U.S. agency-possibly the House Committee on Territories. Typed signatures of Joseph Cain, a printer at the Deseret News Office; William J. Appleby, Clerk of the Supreme Court; James McKnight, foreman of the Deseret News Printing Office; and Benjamin Allen, Pressman of the Deseret...
Dates: 1856 March 11

Salt Lake City views

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227643472]
Identifier: MSS 3683
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 5 photographs taken by Johnson of Salt Lake City. The images include the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Deseret News Office, the Lion House, and the Salt Lake Theatre.

Dates: approximately 1900