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Laura L. Walker papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 9037

Scope and Contents

Contains Laura L. Walker's research for her book, "The Matchup" (2016), a fictional romance novel. Also includes a richer look into her life through family photos from childhood to present in Arizona and her early writings, including outlines for “The Matchup”. Dated 1980-2016, bulk 2013-2016.

Dates

  • approximately 1980-2016
  • Majority of material found within approximately 2013-2016

Creator

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

Biographical History

Laura L. Walker (1975- ) is a mother, author of fictional romances, and sole proprietor of her editing side business from Pima, Arizona.

Laura L. Walker grew up in a large family in the Gila Valley, Arizona. She was born August 28, 1975 in Safford, Arizona to Lyn and Lois Larson. Laura attended Northern Arizona University where she not only graduated with a bachelor degree in elementary education, but also met her husband, Ron. Together they have had 6 children. In 2000, Laura’s sister, Vonda, died as a victim of domestic violence. This tragedy and the other experiences of her and her family have influenced the characters of her novels, including her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Laura has authored two contemporary romances and a Christmas novella, with plans to keep writing. She has also become the sole proprietor of her editing side business.

Extent

3 folders (0.15 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: 1. Laura L. Walker photographs, 1980-2016. 2. Laura L. Walker early writings, approximately 1998-2016. 3. Laura L. Walker research for The Matchup, approximately 2013-2016.

Custodial History

Donated by Laura L. Walker in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Laura L. Walker; July 2017.

Appraisal

Genre fiction (Mormonism, Utah and Western Literary Manuscripts collection development policy III. a. i, October 2017).

Processing Information

Processed; Isaac Leavitt, student manuscript processor, and Dainan Skeem, curator; 2017.

Processed; Hayley Gorham, student manuscript processor; 2018.

Creator

Title
Register of Laura L. Walker papers
Status
Completed
Author
Isaac Leavitt
Date
2017 October 12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States