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Know your Intermountain West

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8435

Content Description

Script for a telegram contest, entitled Know Your Intermountain West and produced by the Salt Lake Tribune with the Salt Lake Telegram. Dates June 23, 1939.


  • 1939 June 23


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Know your Intermountain West must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Salt Lake Tribune (1870- ) is the largest-circulated daily newspaper in the city of Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Tribune was first founded in 1870, as The Mormon Tribune, by William Godbe, Elias L.T. Harrison and Edward W. Tullidge who were all former members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A year later its name was changed to Salt Lake Daily Tribune and Utah Mining Gazette which was soon shortened to The Salt Lake Tribune. In 1873 Frederic Lockley, George F. Prescott and A.M. Hamilton, purchased it and turned it into an anti-Mormon newspaper. However, in 1901 Thomas Kearns, a United States Senator, and David Keith secretly bought it. They eliminated the anti-Mormon overtones. After Keith died in 1918 the Kearns family bought out his share. In 1952 The Tribune entered into a joint operating agreement with the Deseret News and created the Newspaper Agency Corporation. In 2000 The Tribune was sold to Denver, Colorado-based MediaNews Group.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Materials were purchased from Benchmark Books on October 25, 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Benchmark Books; October 25, 2013.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; August 6, 2015.

Register of Know your Intermountain West
Erin Owens
6 August 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States