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M. LaRue Sneff papers

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 3264

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains programs, memorabilia, photographs, correspondence and other materials from Sneff's missionary service in London, England from 1986 to 1988. It includes documentation of her work organizing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles. Collection also includes Christmas cards and thank you letters from various General Authorities to Sneff. Materials date from between 1957 and 2000.

Dates

  • 1957-2000

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 M. LaRue Sneff papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

M. LaRue Sneff (1917-2004) was a Mormon church secretary and youth leader in Utah.

Mary LaRue Sneff was born March 23, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charlotte Priscilla Elkins Sneff and George Leo Sneff. From 1947–1948 she served a mission to California for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also served on the Board of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association from 1960 to 1961. Over the course of her career she worked for the Sweet Candy Company and the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company (Mountain Bell). She also worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a secretary to Joseph Anderson, Stephen L. Richards, and N. Eldon Tanner. Sneff retired in 1983, and from 1985 to 1987 she served as a missionary in England. During her mission she helped coordinate activities for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles. LaRue Sneff died on August 31, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Extent

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

The M. LaRue Sneff papers contain the papers of LaRue Sneff, mostly from her mission to London in the 1980’s, and contain some material regarding the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles.

Other Finding Aids note

More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.

Custodial History note

Donated by Curt Bench in 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Curt Bench; 2006.

Appraisal note

LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts 5.V, August 2007.)

Related Archival Materials note

See also Oral history interview with La Rue Sneff (MSS OH 1738).

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Title
Register of M. LaRue Sneff papers
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
13 July 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