Exhibit runs through Feb. 4, 2018
Photos from the Tempe Daily News
“The Tempe Daily News was part of the fabric woven into the community. It was the way most people got their news.” -Larry Mishler, Tempe Daily News photographer
For over a century, the Tempe Daily News was Tempe’s hometown newspaper. Founded in 1887, the newspaper focused on the news and events that most affected the people of Tempe. Throughout the decades, front pages spotlighted local news stories, and community columnists were prominently featured. Photographs of local people and events were a critical part of the formula.
The Tempe Daily News remained independent and locally owned until 1980, when it was sold to Cox Enterprises, a Georgia-based company that had acquired the Mesa Tribune and soon purchased local newspapers in Chandler and Scottsdale. The paper was renamed the Tempe Daily News Tribune in 1987, and shortly thereafter combined with other small papers to form the East Valley Tribune. The photographs featured in this exhibit are from this final period of the Tempe Daily News, and show that the paper was still publishing quality photographs of local people and events.
The photography staff of the Tempe Daily News in 1969. From left: Larry McGrath, Chuck Hawley, Bob Connolly, Larry Mishler, Leigh Bradbury, and Gary Karzz.