Archive: "Womens Manuscript Collections" Category

Merry May Booth Talmage journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Merry May Booth Talmage journal (MSS 1607). Merry May Booth Talmage is the wife of Elder James E. Talmage, the author, educator, scientist, and Apostle. This handwritten diary of Merry May Booth Talmage, the only diary of hers still in existence, …

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Beaver County Woman’s Suffrage Association papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Beaver County Woman’s Suffrage Association papers (MSS SC 48).  This significant and rare collection related to women’s history in Utah contains handwritten documents of the papers of the Woman’s Suffrage Association which met in Beaver, Utah. Items include minutes, …

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Emma Wartstill (or Waitstill) Mecham Nielson diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Emma Wartstill Mecham Nielson diary (MSS 601). This item is a handwritten diary by a plural wife. Nielson writes about her position as first wife to Frihoff Godfrey Nielson, tells about her husband’s attempts to flee from federal officials pursuing him for …

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Alice Louise Reynolds diaries and notes

In honor of all the female faculty and graduates at BYU, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Alice Louise Reynolds diaries and notes (MSS 120, Series 1). This series of her collection contains diaries, lecture notes, correspondence, and autobiographical materials produced by Reynolds. Includes information on …

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Elizabeth Kane’s Change of Heart

The following is an essay by Ashley Alvarez, research assistant for Ryan Lee, curator of 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. Since October 2015, she has been researching the writings of Elizabeth Kane for a future book project: A brief account of  Elizabeth Kane’s trip to St. George, 1872-1873 “The longest Christmas I ever spent!” …

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Emmeline B. Wells diaries

To celebrate Women’s History Month, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Emmeline B. Wells diaries (Vault MSS 510). This collection contains Emmeline B. Wells’s original diaries from 1844 to 1920. Her often daily entries spanning nearly 80 years present pragmatic descriptions of daily activities along with her own daily …

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Harriet Ann Thatcher Preston diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Harriet Ann Thatcher Preston diary (MSS SC 1381).  This handwritten and bound diary dates from late 1872-mid 1873, and describes daily events from Preston’s life, including an account of a train trip from Utah to the East that Preston took with her …

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Parting words from a student processor

One of our student manuscript processors recently graduated from BYU, and the following is a post regarding her experience working in the Perry Special Collections, written on Wednesday, April 22. It is a great example of a student’s perspective of the benefits of working in Special Collections and what can be learned from historical documents. …

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Nellie McArthur Gubler family papers

As part of our general collection development policy for 20th and 21st century Western American, Utah, and Latter-day Saint history, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections preserves family history collections (including journals, letters, scrapbooks, photographs, business records, family histories, family newsletters,  autobiographies, literary manuscripts, and electronic materials).  The Nellie McArthur Gubler family papers chronicle the …

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