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Belle S. Spafford letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1584

Scope and Contents

Letters to Ethel Taylor Sessions, Belle's friend. The first item is dated 12 Nov. 1937. The rest are from the 1950-1980 timeframe. Also included are newsclippings regarding Spafford, several of her talks, and one essay by an unidentified author. The letters deal largely with personal matters.


  • 1937-1980


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 Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Civic and Mormon Church leader. For the Mormon Church, she served on the Relief Society General Board for eight years starting in 1935, as the general Relief Society president for twenty-nine years starting in 1945, and as a member of the board of trustees of the Church School System. She seved on the National Council of Women for fifty-two years, where she held many positions including that of president during the years of 1968-9.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.) : handwritten

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Delemme Roge Taylor; 1987.


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

Register of Belle S. Spafford letters
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 15
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