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Ruby K. Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 326
Contains diaries, book manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, pioneer and family biographies, and photo albums. Smith's diaries cover the years from September 1921 to December 1941, and 1950 to 1964. Some of the correspondence is between Smith and her mother when Ruby served as a nutritionist for the Red Cross at San Francisco and Richmond, California from 1942 to 1944. The materials document Smith's activities, jobs, and writings. Smith worked as a "Home Demonstrating Agent" in Utah County (1925-1928), Uintah County (1947-1949), and Tooele County (1950-1952).

Dates

  • 1921-1966

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 Ruby K. Smith papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.)

7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Overview

Diaries, book manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, pioneer and family biographies, and photo albums. Smith's diaries cover the years from Sept. 1921 to Dec. 1941 and 1950 to 1964. Some of the correspondence is between Smith and her mother when Ruby served as a nutritionist for the Red Cross at San Francisco and Richmond, California from 1942 to 1944. The materials document Smith's activities, jobs, and writings. Smith worked as a "Home Demonstrating Agent" in Utah County (1925-1928), Uintah County (1947-1949), and Tooele County (1950-1952).

Biographical History

Ruby K. Smith (b. 1888) was a Mormon author, historian, and teacher.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS326.xml

Appraisal

LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).

Separated Materials

Procedings at the Dedication of the Joseph Smith Memorial Monument and John D. Giles; Modern Trail Blazer, by Ruby K. Smith, transferred to Special Collections. Program of Commencement Exercises, May 27, 1966, transferred to University Archives. Improvement Era, April, 1950, transferred to the library.

Processing Information

Processed; 1974.
Title
Register of Ruby K. Smith papers
Status
in_progress
Author
Processed under the direction of the Curator of 20th & 21st Century Western & Mormon Americana
Date
1974
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2010 November 9: GilEADized to correct small errors. Edited for compliance with DACS and CCLA standards.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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