The Educator (UT, 1891)

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Hyrum, Utah (1891)

Frequency:  “weekly”

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 8, No. 4, February 4, 1891

Size and Format:  7 3/4 x 13 inches, ledger book paper, single column

Editor/Publisher:  Bertha Nielsen, editor; “A manuscript paper published weekly by & in the interest (sic) of the young L.M.I.A. No. 2 of Hyrum” (i.e., Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Assn.)

Title Changes and Continuation:  Unknown

General Description & Notes

According to Alter, the Young Men’s and Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Associations in and around Hyrum, Utah published weekly literary journals largely in the interests and for the entertainment of their members during the late 1880s.  The publications carried news, religious items and weather reports.

The Educator, along with “THE KNOWLEDGE SEEKER,” “THE YOUNG LADIES THOUGHTS,” “A MANUSCRIPT PAPER” and “THE EVENING STAR” were published by Mormon Mutual Improvement Associations under various editors, since officers in these organizations changed hands regularly.

Utah State University Special Collections and Archives has 25 file folders containing these various Mutual Improvement Association newspapers.  They do not have a complete run of any of them, however.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  J. Cecil Alter, Early Utah Journalism (Salt Lake City:  Utah State Historical Society, 1938), 90; Lorraine T. Washburn, “Culture in Dixie,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 29 (July 1961), 259-260; Mark A. Pendleton, “The Orderville United Order of Zion,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 7 (October 1939), 151.

Locations:  John A. Israelson’s papers, Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University, Logan, UT