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Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6731

Scope and Contents note

Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris, conducted on 10 and 12 July 1972 by Sandy McFadden and Kim Stewart for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program. The subjects are the Civilian Conservation Corp and the water supply and tunnel project in Blanding, Utah. The history of Blanding Utah is also discussed at length. Bound manuscript, 40 pages of text, 2 photocopied pictures and indexes included.

Dates

  • 1971

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 oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Leonard Ashton Harris was born 14 April 1910 in Bluff, San Juan, Utah to Lucy Rosalia Ashton and Joseph Bond Harris. He married Vernis Washburn 25 May 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah and a week later left for the Southern States Mormon mission where he served for two years. Ashton died 1 June 1987 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.

Biographical History

Lucy Harris was born in Bluff, San Juan, Utah 22 December 1912 to Lucy Rosalia Ashton and Joseph Bond Harris. She served a Mormon mission to Kentucky and Tennessee in 1941. She died 15 May 2000 in Blanding, Utah.

Extent

1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris, conducted on 10 and 12 July 1972 by Sandy McFadden and Kim Stewart for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program.

Custodial History note

Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 10 February 2009.
Title
Register of Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Glenn, student processor; John Murphy, curator
Date
2009
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

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