The purpose of the study was to write a history of the student newspaper at Brigham Young University, and its early predecessors, from 1878 to 1965. Primary emphasis was placed on the physical changes, finances, editorial policies, and content of each publication included in the study.
The study includes brief histories of a manuscript paper, the Academic Monthly, and four non-newspaper publications: the Academic Review, The Normal, The Business Journal, and the Journal of Pedagogy, all of which influenced and stimulated publication of the first short-lived student newspaper, The B.Y.A. Student, and the White and Blue (a semi magazine-newspaper student publication until 1920-21 when it adopted the newspaper form). Prom 1921 to 1965 the study deals only with Brigham Young University newspapers, The Y News, the Brigham Young Universe, and the Daily Universe.
The study was organized and conducted through the historical method. The publications and newspapers of eight chronological periods (each represented in a separate chapter) are physically described and content characteristics and editorial policies noted. The major sources of data were the bound volumes of student newspapers and other publications and documents of a historical nature located in the University archives.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bray, Lawrence Hall, "A History of the Student Newspaper and Its Early Predecessors at Brigham Young University From 1878 to 1965" (1966). All Theses and Dissertations. 4552.
Brigham Young University, Associated Students, Daily Universe