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G. G. Vandagriff papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7559

Scope and Contents

Contains the research notes, manuscripts, book, and publicity materials related to Vandagriff's career as an author, from approximately 1986-2011.


  • approximately 1986-2013


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 the G. G. Vandagriff papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

G. G. Vandagriff (1947- ) is a Mormon author of historical fiction and mysteries.

G. G. Vandagriff was born July 24, 1947. She attended Stanford University, taught economics, and worked in international finance before turning to writing later in life. She has also struggled with bi-polar disorder, and much of her work, most notably, The Crazy Ladies of Oakwood, chronicle the struggles of protagonists suffering through depression. She has also written a guide to dealing with depression entitled Delivered from Depression. She is a genealogy enthusiast, a trait she gives to many of her protagonists. Vandagriff is married and is a mother and grandmother.


10 boxes (5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in nine series: 1. G. G. Vandagriff manuscripts, approximately 1986-2008. 2. G. G. Vandagriff research notes, approximately 1986-2008. 3. G. G. Vandagriff book reviews and feedback, approximately 1986-2008. 4. G. G. Vandagriff synopses, sample chapters, and preliminary sketches, approximately 1986-2008. 5. G. G. Vandagriff book Delivered from Depression, 2008. 6. G. G. Vandagriff essays, approximately 1986-2008. 7. G. G. Vandagriff posters, approximately 1986-2011. 8. G. G. Vandagriff publicity materials, approximately 1986-2011. 9. G. G. Vandagriff manuscripts, 2007-2009.

Custodial History

The materials were maintained by the creator, G. G. Vandagriff, until April, 2010 when the materials were donated to Brigham Young University. An addition to the collection was donated in 2012. Another addition to the collection was donated in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; G. G. Vandagriff; 2010.

Donated; G. G. Vandagriff; 2012.

Donated; G.G. Vandagriff; 2015.


Mormon authors (Literary Manuscripts collecting policy, 2009).

Processing Information

Processed; Aimee Bastarache; 2010.

Register of G. G. Vandagriff papers
Aimee Bastarache
2010 August 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States