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Bischoff, Sheril Foster



  • Existence: 1936-

Biographical History

Sheril Foster Bischoff (born 1936) is the niece of Helen Foster Snow and the current living trustee of Helen Foster Snow's Literary Trust. She is the wife of fellow Helen Foster Snow Literary Trustee Garth Lamont Bischoff and had with him 5 children before his death in 2004.

Born Sheril Foster Knight on October 2, 1936, she was the niece of famous American journalist Helen Foster Snow and "Red Star Over China" author Edgar Snow. Prior to Helen Foster Snow's death, she and her husband Garth were designated trustees to the Helen Foster Snow Literary Trust, where she donated many important documents of Helen Foster Snow's time in China to Brigham Young University's Special Collections department.

Sheril met her husband Garth Lamont Bischoff at Utah State University and they married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 23, 1955. They raised five children in their home in California. Garth passed away in Irvine, California, on February 6, 2004.

UPB files, December 12, 2014 (Sheril Foster Bischoff; niece of Helen Foster Snow; She works to preseve the memory of Aunt by donating her papers to BYU), via WWW, May 25, 2016 (Sheril F. Bischoff; lived in Paragonah, Utah and Costa Mesa, Calif.; b. 1936)

Bridging: a Photo Essay on the Life of Helen Foster Snow, 2011 (Sheril and Garth Bischoff were designated the Trustees to the Helen Foster Snow Literary trust), via WWW, June 7, 2016 (Edgar Snow was the author of the book "Red Star Over China"), via WWW, June 7, 2016 (Kyle Lamont Bischoff died from a 7-year battle with cancer in 2014), via WWW, June 7, 2016 (Sheril Bischoff born Sheril Foster Knight; b. October 2, 1936; married August 23, 1955; husband died February 6, 2004; had five children)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Sheril Foster Bischoff collection on Helen Foster Snow

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8463
Scope and Contents

Contains various writings of Helen Foster Snow. It contains materials relating to her life in China, family stories and geneologies, her thoughts on women's rights, as well as other various manuscripts written by her. Materials dated approximately 1940-2015.

Dates: approximately 1940-2015

Helen Foster Snow audiovisual materials, 1937-1999

Identifier: MSS 2219 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains audio and videocassettes of Helen Foster Snow, with the depicted material dating from 1937 to 1999. Content includes interviews and conversations, news stories, documentaries, Helen's memorial service, music, and narrative from Sheril Bischoff as she sorts Helen's photograph collection.

Dates: 1937-1999