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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 covered include marriage and family, Mormon women and motherhood, the Book of Mormon, Priesthood, polygamy, Relief Society, suffrage, feminism and the church, evolution and the origin of man, Canada, the 1844 Mormon succession crisis, the articles of faith, Old Testament, Harold B. Lee, Mormon humor, women in Kirtland, Mormon demographics, and restoration in British Columbia, 1975-1996.

Dates

  • 1975-1996

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection: Maureen Ursenbach Beecher (born 1935) was an English professor and research historian in Utah.

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher was born March 19, 1935 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Charles Ursenbach and Lucile Harvey. In 1958 she left to serve in the Swiss-Austrian Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held the positions of editor and senior research associate of the History Division of the Church from 1972 to 1980. From 1981 to 1997, she served as a research historian for the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History as well as an associate professor and professor of English. She retired to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1997.

Extent

5 cartons

1 folder

Language

English