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A Glimpse of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

The 1918 Spanish Flu that blanketed the globe, killing more than 50 million, has been studied and compared in the digital exhibition “The 1918 Spanish Flu in Utah.” Additionally, the staff of the Utah Digital Newspapers has curated a special section “The 1918 Flu Newspapers,” which contains articles from Utah newspapers spanning 1918 – 1920.

Kallin Glauser, a senior majoring in history and economics, compiled content for the digital exhibit, focusing on the timeline segment.

Logan Mitchell, research assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and Phillip Singer, assistant professor in the Political Science Department, also contributed to the exhibit.

This image appeared in the “Mt. Pleasant Pyramid” newspaper in September 27, 1918.
An article from July 13, 1918 appeared in the “Salt Lake Telegram,” reporting on the severity of the flu in Europe and warning physicians in America about the severity of the virus.
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