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Forrest W. Winkfield diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6206

Scope and Contents

Forrest W. Winkfield's diaries account for his time in Oregon between the years 1945-1949. The diaries also document the years towards the end of his life. The diaries go through personal events while portraying the nature of the social history of Mormonism and American life during the post-war years and the late 1970s.


  • 1945-1949
  • 1973-1984


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

Biographical History

Forrest W. Winkfield (1899-1986) was an LDS patriarch in Oregon.

Forrest W. Winkfield was born January 7, 1899, in Rico, Colorado. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pima, Arizona, in 1929. He served as a Mormon bishop, a high councilor, and as a patriarch in the Medford, Oregon Stake, giving a total of 721 patriarchal blessings. He married his second wife Eunice in September 1979. He died November 17, 1986.


3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)




The diary of Forrest W. Winkfield accounts for the years 1945-1949 and 1973-1984. It contains information relevant to the social history of Mormonism and America during the post-war years as well as personal information.


Materials are left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Eunice Winkfield in 1987, and by Miriam Low in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Eunice Winkfield; 1987. Donated; Miriam Low; 2010.


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

Documents typical day-to-day life of a Mormon living in the Western United States.

Processing Information

Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Register of Forrest W. Winkfield diary
Katie Connors; student processor, and John Murphy, curator
2008 July 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