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Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach



  • Existence: 1935-

biographical statement

MSS 2285; Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University (English professor, Resarch Historian for Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History, 1935 March 19, Calgary Alberta, Canada, Charles Ursenbach and Lucile Harvey, 1958 Swiss-Austrian Mission, 1981-1997 research historian, associate professor, professor of English, retired Ottowa, Ontaria, Canada, 1997)

MSS 1979; Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University (editor and senior research associate of History Division of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1972-1980)

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2285

The collection contains materials gathered into four main series: (1) student and research files on Mormon women's history; (2) class notes; (3) personal files reflecting university and professional committees she served on; and (4) her personal research and address files. The addendum contains research files collected Maureen Ursenbach Beecher as well as materials from an English class.

Dates: 1909-1997; Majority of material found within 1948-1997

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers

Identifier: MSS 1979
Scope and Contents

Contains materials collected by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, including various manuscripts, and paper drafts, research materials, personal projects and papers, and professional materials and student papers. Also contains files on various organizations and committees Beecher played a role in, correspondence, personal office files, files and minutes of the Relief Society, as well as various audio and visual materials, circa 1967-1997.

Dates: approximately 1967-1997

The Latter-day Saints and women's rights, 1870-1920 : a brief survey

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322205]
Identifier: MSS SC 2326
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten essay coauthored by Carol Cornwall Madsen and Jill Mulvay Derr. The item was "prepared by three staff members of the History Division, Historical Department of the Church in response to a request of the general presidency of the Relief Society, 27 August 1979." The essay is a history of women's rights in Utah.

Dates: 1979

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher class notes and papers, 1948-1972

 Series — Box 3: Series 2
Identifier: MSS 2285 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Papers on various figures in literary and rhetorical history, as well as lecture notes, class assignments, readings, etc. for english and comparative literature classes (usually as the instructor, but occasionally as a student herself - english, german, german lit., comparative lit.).

Dates: Other: 1948-1972

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher collection addendum, 1909-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2285 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Research materials on Vivian Talbot, miscellaneous papers and offprints, completed projects, papers and other materials for English 495R, and Trail Diaires information.

Dates: Other: 1909-1997

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher correspondence, approximately 1972-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1979 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains Beecher's correspondence on topics including her publications, her role in various organizations, personal cards and notes, acceptance of her proposals, information about events including symposia and presentations, events and celebrations related to the Relief Society, and requests for her aid in projects. Contains a folder of correspondence between Beecher and Adele McCollum, a colleague and good friend. Also contains correspondence organized and filed from A-Z, circa...
Dates: approximately 1972-1993

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher course materials and professional files, 1973-1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1979 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains the professional materials of Beecher, including records from symposiums and conferences largely on the topics of Mormon women, literature, and religion in general. Also includes correspondence, faculty notes, meeting minutes, records on college administrative structures and committees, faculty evaluations, her application for rank advancement, her curriculum vita, an application for leave, and a guide to the archives. Also contains records from special projects Beecher had a role...
Dates: 1973-1997

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher journal drafts and paper manuscripts, 1975-1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1979 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains journal and manuscript drafts collected by Beecher. Includes manuscripts for the Association of Mormon Letters, drafts for Sisters in Spirit and New Views of Mormon History, bibliographies, screenplays, and related correspondence and other materials. Also contains various journals and pamphlets including issues of The Creative Woman, Sunstone, Ensign, and BYU Today. Includes various life histories, including records on Duncan McArthur and his wives and Leonard Arrington. Topics...
Dates: 1975-1996

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers on organizations and committees, 1973-1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1979 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains records from eecher's involvement with various organizations. Records from the Charles Redd Center include information on her position on the Advisory Council, manuscripts, correspondence regarding seminars and grant fellowships, annual reports, budget projections, and research grants. Also includes files relating to the Dialogue independenct Mormon magazine, including article proposals, pamphlets, board meeting minutes, correspondence, status reports, and lists of book reviews....
Dates: 1973-1996

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers on Relief Society, approximately 1971-1979

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1979 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains records relating to the Relief Society, including lessons Beecher helped create for the general Relief Society handbook in 1975. Also includes biographical materials of the organization, copies of records of its organization and proceedings in Nauvoo, Illinois, copies of meeting minutes in Nauvoo, a 1931 handbook, records of various Relief Societies, and publications related to the organization. Also includes records of the church's involvement in women's rights activities of the...
Dates: approximately 1971-1979

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Archival Object 19
Collection 4
Colleges and Universities 11
Education 11
Latter Day Saint churches -- Switzerland -- History 9
Latter Day Saint women -- History 9
Latter Day Saints -- Switzerland -- History 9