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Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 6214

Scope and Contents note

Three scrapbooks of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, dated 1948-1950, 1942-1944, and 1947 for the Utah Centennial, 1847-1947.

Dates

  • 1942-1950

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

Adminstrative History

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers (1901- ) strives to preserve the history of Utah's original settlers.

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was created 11 April 1901 in Salt Lake City. The first meeting was held at the home of Annie Taylor Hyde with 46 other women of pioneer descent. The constitution says that they are "to perpetuate the names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers in founding this commonwealth by preserving old landmarks, marking historical places, collecting artifacts and histories, establishing a library of historical matter and securing manuscripts, photographs, maps, and all such data as shall aid in perfecting a record of the Utah pioneers." The headquarters are in the Pioneer Memorial Museum at 300 North Main Street in Salt Lake City. There are 185 companies in 15 states and Canada with a membership of 21,451. Any woman "over the age of 18 years, of good character, and a lineal or legally adopted descendant of an ancestor who came to Utah before the completion of the railroad on May 10, 1869," may join. The organization is involved in activities and projects including publication of historical materials such as lesson books, cookbooks, and pioneer song books; preserving landmarks; commemorating the entrance of the pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley; and museums.

Extent

1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Three scrapbooks of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, dated 1948-1950, 1942-1944, and 1947 for the Utah Centennial, 1847-1947.

Custodial History note

Donated by Virginia B. Keeler in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Virginia B. Keeler; 1980.

Appraisal note

20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because the contents deal with a western organization: Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Related Archival Materials note

This collection is related to MSS 1810, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Camp Manavu. Papers, 1936-1961.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Title
Register of Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks
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