Place of Publication: Hyrum, Utah
Volume and Issue Data: Vol. 1, No. 2, June 11, 1893
Size and Format: Ledger (7 3/4 x 12+)
Editor/Publisher: Clara Williams (Vol. 1, No. 2); “Written by the Y.M. & Y.L.M.I. Associations of Hyrum
Title Changes and Continuation: See THE EDUCATOR, THE EVENINGSTAR, THE KNOWLEDGE SEEKER and YOUNG LADIES THOUGHTS; one of many papers published by the Young Men and Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Societies in Utah
General Description and Notes:
According to Alter, the Young Men’s and Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Associations of Hyrum 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.
“A Manuscript Paper” a jointly published by the young men and young ladies groups. “The Knowledge Seeker” was published by the Young Men; “The Young Ladies Thoughts” and “The Evening Star” were published by the Young Ladies. These papers appeared under various editors, since officers in these organizations changed hands regularly.
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