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W. Franklin Richards papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6153

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains the personal and professional papers of W. Franklin Richards. These papers include newspaper clippings, pamphlets, poems, plays, magazine articles, reports, correspondence, architectural drawings, and various other papers.

Dates

  • circa 1918-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

William Franklin Richards (1907-1972) was the director of the water and parks departments of Ogden.

William Franklin Richards was born 4 April 1907 to Charles Ernest Richards and Eliza Permila West in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before Richards was a year old his family moved to Ogden where he would live most of his life. He graduated from high school in Ogden and then attended the University of Southern California where he received his bachelor’s in architecture in 1929. He also took business administration classes at Weber College.

During the depression, Richards worked for the US Department of Interior in the Bureau of Reclamation. He quit the bureau and became the head at Ogden’s water department in 1948. He would later become the director of both the water and parks departments for the city.

Richards married Eva Shreeve on 26 October 1934 and together they had four children: Lynnette, Stephen, Jurai, and David. Richards died July 1976.

Extent

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of W. Franklin Richards. These papers include newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, postcards, poems, plays, magazine articles, reports, business cards, sketches, correspondence, architectural drawings, and various other papers, dated circa 1918-1972.

Custodial History note

Donated by Stephen S. Richards in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Stephen S. Richards; 1977.

Appraisal note

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

Separated Materials note

Five boxes of books and periodicals were separated from these materials and placed in the BYU library periodicals section.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Title
Register of W. Franklin Richards papers
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
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