Knowledge Seeker (UT, 1884)

Publication History:

Place of Publication: Hyrum, Utah

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 4, No. 2, October 24, 1884, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 24, 1884

Size and Format:  Ledger (7 3/4 x 12+)

Editor/Publisher:  H.S. Allen (Vol. 4, No. 2); multiple authors, editors from the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association of Hyrum

Title Changes and Continuation:  See related publications, THE EDUCATOR, THE EVENING STAR, A MANUSCRIPT PAPER and YOUNG LADIES THOUGHTS; among the  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.

“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 regularly.

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. Israelsen’s (1886-1965) papers, Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University, Logan, U;  Mormon Archives, Salt Lake City, UT