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Nearly 50 Years Of UVU Student Newspapers Now Online

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September 19, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson

Written by: Janessa McNeill

Utah Valley University’s George Sutherland Archives recently digitized the university’s student newspapers from 1966 through 2012 with the help of a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered through the Utah State Library. Now, the full text of nearly 50 years of UVU’s student newspapers is online and searchable.

“This digital collection will add to the growing number of resources available to help document the institution’s history,” said Catherine McIntyre, archivist at UVU Library’s George Sutherland Archives. “As UVU reaches its 75th year as an institution, this digital collection will be a valuable research tool.”

The earliest student newspaper in the digital collection is the Dec. 1, 1966 edition of the UTTI Scope, for Utah Trade and Technical Institute. Each of the proceeding names of the newspaper reflected the status of the school at the time.

The next title was Tradewinds, when the school became Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem. This version ran from Dec. 14, 1971, to Nov. 15, 1984. Tradewinds: The Press ran from Nov. 26, 1984, to Jan. 31, 1985. Another change to the publication made it UTC Press from Feb. 7, 1985 to June 1, 1987.

UTC soon became Utah Valley Community College, and the newspaper got a new title as well, UVCC College Times. Articles ran under this title from Sept. 28, 1987, to June 23, 1993. The next change was a big one, when UVCC became Utah Valley State College and ran students’ works under the title UVSC College Times.

Most recently, in June 2008, when the institution achieved university status, the newspaper was privileged to change its name to its present-day handle, the UVU Review.

The digital collection of student newspapers is free for anyone to view at contentdm.uvu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/trades. For more information, contact Catherine McIntyre by phone at 801-863-8821 or by email at mcintyca@uvu.edu.

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