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Percy Bigmouth papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1991

Scope and Contents

Contains various Mescalero Apache legends recorded by Percy Bigmouth at the request of Carolyn Block (later Akrom). Also includes correspondence, almost entirely from Percy Bigmouth. Book three includes photographs of Bigmouth and two short essays about Percy Bigmouth. There is also a statement made by Bigmouth, Percy's father, on the history of the Mescalero Apaches.

Dates

  • approximately 1945-1959

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopies for patron use.

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

Percy Bigmouth, Mescalero Apache Indian, U.S. Forest Ranger for Mescalero Reservation.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Carolyn Ankrom; 1986.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Title
Register of Percy Bigmouth papers
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 April 20
Description rules
Appm
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:
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