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Utah Valley University newspaper clipping collection

Identifier: AR 950 .6

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains clippings from local Utah newspapers of stories, releases, advertisments, etc., related to Utah Valley University (under previous institution names). Clippings were gathered by the Utah Press Association clipping service (boxes 1-16), and the campus' College Relations department (boxes 17-50).


  • 1951-2002

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Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for Research. Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical/Historical note

Utah Valley University: Utah Valley University was established in 1941 as Central Utah Vocational School (CUVS) with the primary function of providing war production training. CUVS was part of the Provo School District located in south Provo. The institution received a state appropriation in March 1945 of $50,000 to operate for the 1945-1947 biennium. In 1947, the school received funding as a permanent state institution. A new site for the school was acquired on University Avenue in Provo in 1948; in the 1952, the state appropriated funding for the first construction on that site. As enrollments grew, the state acquired over 185 acres in southwest Orem and the first building was completed in 1977. Today, the University's facilities consist of a combined total of 412 acres with 50 buildings with campuses in Orem, Provo, and Heber City and property in Vineyard and at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. In 1963, the school's name changed to Utah Trade Technical Institute to reflect its growing role in technical training. The name again changed in 1967 to Utah Technical College at Provo. The institution was approved in 1966 to grant Associate of Applied Science degrees, in 1967 to offer general education courses, in 1971 to grant Associate of Science degrees (discontinued in 1974 and reinstated in 1981), and in 1987 to grant Associate of Arts degrees. With its expanded degree offerings, the institution's name changed again to Utah Valley Community College in 1987. In 1993, the institution's name changed to Utah Valley State College and the mission was expanded to include the offering of bachelor's degrees. On July 1, 2008, the institution underwent another mission and name change to Utah Valley University and began offering master degree programs. Throughout its history, UVU has responded to its service region's (Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties) population changes and business/industry needs. This responsiveness is evidenced in its mission, program offering, degree level, and enrollment changes. ( Utah Press Association: On December 17, 1893 a small group of Utah's publishers met to form what would become known as the Utah Press Association. Since that day, the Association has continually represented Utah's newspapers and helped people gain access to print media.The purpose of Utah Press Association is to function as a collective voice and a legislative watch for all Utah member newspapers. We assist the public as an economical placement service for news releases and advertising in our associate newspapers. Utah Press Association offers a electronic clipping service for anyone with an interest in any particular topic in the state's various newspapers. We provide print media training on a local level and two conventions each year to educate newspaper employees in all aspects of running a successful newspaper. We are Utah's oldest trade association, as an organization we represent Utah's finest, most respected journalism. Utah Press Association annually recognizes excellence in our state's newspapers and presents awards to industry leaders. ( University Relations (formerly College Relations): The University Relations department manages external relationships for the university including community outreach, media relations, public relations, international affairs and diplomacy, and corporate partnerships. University Relations also oversees marketing, signage, and coordination of major events on campus. (


25.0 Linear Feet (50 boxes)


Collection consists of clippings from local Utah newspapers of stories, releases, advertisments, etc., related to Utah Valley University (under previous institution names).

Arrangement note

Clippings are listed in the order they were assembled, and therefore are not in strict date order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Boxes 1-16 Gift of Wilson Sorensen Boxes 17-50 Gift of the College Relations department

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, assistant archivist; Sydney Young, student intern; Maritza Gambo, student worker; Natalie Schiller, student worker; and Nathan Tolman, student worker
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Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States