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Thea Daniel collection on Judd family

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7960

Scope and Contents

Contains a story titled A Little Indian Girl written by Nancy Asay, daughter of Priddy Meeks, and the history of Carlos W. Judd and Esther Brown Judd, and five audio cassettes and one CD of Esther Judd stories she made and told. Dated 1956-2006.


  • 1956-2006


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 Thea Daniel collection of Esther Brown Judd family histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Thea Daniel (1949-) is a library paraprofessional at Brigham Young University.

Thea Asay Daniel was born in 1949 to Lynn J. and Nellie Judd Asay. She married M. Roy Daniel who passed away in 2003. Thea Daniel works as a library paraprofessional at the Harold B. Lee Library. She is the mother of one daughter and grandmother to three.

Biographical History

Esther Brown Judd (1900-1966) was a Mormon woman from Kanab, Utah.

Esther Brown was born on September 25, 1900 in Kanab, Utah to Isaac Osborn Brown and Mary Ellen Robinson. She married Carlos Wandel Judd on June 15, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on October 31, 1966 in Provo, Utah.

Biographical History

Nancy Meeks Asay (1859-1950) was a Mormon woman from Southern Utah.

Nancy Meeks Asay was born on August 12, 1859 in Parowan, Utah to Priddy Meeks and Mary Jane McCleve. She married Jerome Asay on June 1, 1875 in Parowan, Utah and they were the parents of eleven children. She died on July 23, 1950 in Castle Dale, Utah.

Biographical History

Carlos Wandel Judd (1892-1982) was a Mormon man from Kanab, Utah.

Carlos Wandel Judd was born on August 22, 1892 in Kanab, Kane County, Utah. He served in the Southern States Mission (1912-1914), mostly working in Kentucky. He married Esther Brown on June 15, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His main occupation was cattle rancher, and maintained permits with the Bureau of Land Management on Kaibab, Kane County, Utah. He also worked for United States Forest Service as Fire Guard in the Kaibab National Forest. He was deeply involved in his community, and served as the sheriff of Kane County, mayor of Kanab (1931), Kane County commissioner, state brand inspector, and counselor in the Kanab Ward bishopric. Judd died on December 26, 1982 in Provo, Utah, and was buried in Kanab, Utah.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Donated by Thea Daniel in 2011 and 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thea Daniel; 2011 and 2012.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)


Located in Box 497.

Processing Information

Processed; Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.


Register of Thea Daniel collection of Esther Brown Judd family histories
Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2011 October 5
Description rules
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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