Skip to main content

Margaret Maw papers

Identifier: MSS 830

Scope and Contents

Handwritten minutes of meetings, scrapbooks, book drafts, short stories, manuscripts and articles. The materials relate to Maw's work with women's organizations and clubs in Provo, Utah, and to her writing career. Included are drafts of Maw's stories and novels with handwritten corrections.


  • 1909-1963


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

Biographical History

Margaret Peterson Maw was born in Deseret, Utah in 1874. After a visit from George H. Brimhall, she felt it possible for her to attend Brigham Young Academy. She achieved that goal and after her first year, President Brimhall recommended her for a teaching position in Spring Lake. She also went on to become an author. She died in 1966.


6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

7 scrapbooks

1 oversize box (0.75 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in seven series: 1. Utah Federation of Women's Clubs records of the first district, 1909-1947. 2. Utah Federation of Women's Clubs histories concerning the organization of financial ledgers of first district membership, 1949-1950. 3. Margaret Peterson Maw scrapbook of children's stories, undated. 4. Margaret Peterson Maw scrapbook of newspaper articles, 1939. 5. Margaret Peterson Maw short stories and articles, undated. 6. Margaret Peterson Maw manuscript copies of three books, undated. 7. Margaret Peterson Maw scrapbooks, 1920-1963.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


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

Processing Information

Processed; 1974

Register of Margaret Maw papers
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 22
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