Dr. Saunders to Speak on Print Culture in American West

Published: February 02, 2021 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 1 minutes

Dr. Saunders to Speak on Print Culture in American WestThis week Dr. Richard Saunders, Southern Utah University collections development librarian, will be delivering a speech on print culture in the American West to the Washington Area Group For Print Culture Studies (WAGPCS). The WAGPCS is located in Washington, D.C., and attracts scholars interested in printing, publication, and literacies.

“I am flattered to be invited,” notes Dr. Saunders. “The group is a public forum for some of the most significant scholars in print culture and book history working today.”

Dr. Saunders’ talk is titled “The Perils of (Almost Everyone); or, Thrilling Tales of Presses and Printing in the Early American West, 1834-1869.” The talk focuses on the complicated realities of printing in the West, including details about the early days of The Desert News and Salt Lake Tribune, and the role of print culture in the establishment of the American West. He concludes by discussing a general model for understanding the role of printing before the railroad, and how it differs from printing in the rest of the country.

Tune into Dr. Saunders’ talk via Zoom on Friday, February 5th from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. MST:


Meeting ID: 968 1547 6921

Passcode: 750841

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