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Vesta Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3318

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the rough draft of "Beyond the Sunset: Selected Short Stories from the Life of Joseph T. Smith"; originals and photocopies of photographs of Joseph Thurston Smith and family; mostly incoming family correspondence; ephemera from her grandchildren; family newsletters; cards; wedding invitations; newspapers; class notes; death certificates and wills; items from events, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Brigham Young University; brochures of places she has visited; addresses and phone directories; recipes; LDS Church bulletins; art prints and calendars; and miscellaneous items.

Dates

  • 1963-2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Privacy restricted until 2078; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Vesta Mae Crump Smith was born in 1937 in Bluffdale, Utah. She married Dr. Joseph T. Smith in 1963. She was an important figure relating to American Mothers, Inc., and the Young Women program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington D.C. area.

Extent

4 boxes (2 linear ft)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC3318.xml

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Vesta Smith; 2002.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

See also the Vesta Smith papers (MSS 1659).

Related Materials

See also the Vesta Smith papers (MSS 1659).
Title
Register of Vesta Smith papers
Status
Completed
Author
Andrea Wyss
Date
2011 March 14
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