Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or install another browser

The Deseret evening news (Salt Lake City) : 1867-1982

  • Salt Lake telegram
  • Deseret news/Salt Lake telegram
  • Deseret news (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Church news
Serial /Serial on Film
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Office of the Church Historian, 1955-1961
760 microfilm reels : ill., maps, ports. ; 35 mm.
Vol. 1, no. 1(1867)-


Daily except Sunday.

Microfilm of original newspapers to 1961 in the possession of the Office of the Church Historian, Salt Lake City.

Microfilm of original records by: Salt Lake City, Utah : Universal Microfilming Corp., [19--?].

The volume and numbering vary and there are frequent mistakes. The year number given to the paper after 1898 is based on the publication of the original Deseret news beginning in 1850. Some volume and numbers are repeated because of title changes.

Except for March and April of 1960, the paper contains the Church news. These appeared weekly on varying dates of the week. They were in Wednesday, Sunday, or Saturday papers but the most common day is Saturday.

The Deseret News was established in June of 1850 as a weekly and continued publication until 1898. The Deseret evening news began publication on 21 November 1867. On 15 June 1920 it shortened its name to the Deseret news. In September 1952, it absorbed the Salt Lake telegram and was published as the Deseret news/Salt Lake telegram until 1966 when it again shortened its name to Deseret news.

Various editions of the paper have been filmed based on the copies available in the Historian's Office. This is not the film copy available in most other libraries and therefore is not covered by indexing done for those copies.

A Church news column, page and later section begins to appear in 1902. These contain genealogical works of various kinds until the end of 1931 when they begin to appear only on occassion.

The Church section for the years 1936-1947 has an annual index.

Some pages may be light or faded and may be difficult to read.

No circulation to family history centers.



Call Number
Call Number
{{copy.collection}} {{copy.shelf}} High Density: {{copy.hd_shelf}}, {{copy.hd_shelfmark}}

Film/Digital Notes

(This family history center has {{filtered_film_count}} of {{total_film_count}} films/fiche.)
{{copy.geo_collection}} {{copy.shelf}}

This item is available on microfilm at this family history center.

About this record

This screen shows the complete catalog entry of the title you selected.

The Film/Digital Notes contain a description of the microfilm or microfiche numbers. Some family history centers and libraries maintain collections of previously loaned microfilms or microfiche. A camera icon indicates items that are digitally available online.

Generally, catalog entries are written in the same language as the original record they describe.

Reasons why microfilms may not yet be available digitally on include:

  • The microfilm may be scheduled for future scanning.
  • The microfilm may have been scanned, but have a contractual, data privacy, or other restriction preventing access. FamilySearch makes every effort to enable access dependent on decisions of record custodians and applicable laws.


Please report any problems with this record. If there is a note indicating that it is a preliminary description, corrections may not be made until later.

Thank you!

We will use this information to improve our records.


Select a language