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Burtis F. and Edythe Christenson Robbins papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7405

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes letters, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia collected and created by Burtis F. and Edythe Christenson Robbins. Includes information on the Robbins' missionary service in Germany and Switzerland, as well as the couple's personal and professional papers. Materials span 1890 to 2008.

Dates

  • 1890-2008

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 Burtis F. and Edythe Christenson Robbins papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Burtis F. Robbins (1890-1973) was a surgeon in Salt Lake, an active member and missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as a significant contributor to his community.

Biographical History

Edythe Christenson Robbins (1900-1991) was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in addition to being a marked contributor to her local community. She served with her husband in Germany while he was mission president there.

Extent

17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Materials include letters, books, photographs, and other items of memorabilia. Materials span 1890-2008.

Arrangement note

Arranged in four series: I. Burtis F. Robbins mission papers, 1911-1914. II. Burtis F. and Edythe Christenson Robbins mission papers, 1947-1966. III. Burtis F. and Edythe Christenson Robbins personal papers, 1890-2008. IV. Burtis F. Robbins professional papers, 1903-1945.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository.

Custodial History note

Donated in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; 2008.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, August 2007). The collection includes missionary and mission presidency correspondence as well as information about the lives of mission presidents and their families in the mid-twentieth century, which assists in understanding the lives of mission presidents and their families.

Processing Information note

Processed; Alicia Lynn Harris, student manuscript processor; 2009.
Title
Register of Burtis F. and Edyth Christenson Robbins papers, 1890-2008
Status
Completed
Author
Alicia Lynn Harris, student manuscript processor
Date
August 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

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States