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Ida Blum collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1891
Collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, speeches, genealogical information, and research notes that Ida Blum created or collected whilest studying the people of Nauvoo. Materials contain her opinions and observations about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and it's members and those that interacted with them. Dated circa (1804-1978).

Dates

  • 1804-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ida Blum collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Extent

7 oversize boxes (11.62 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.)

12 boxes (6 linear ft.)

Abstract

The Ida Blum collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, speeches, genealogical information, and research notes.

Biographical History

Ida Blum (1889-1980) wrote articles on the people of Nauvoo.

Ida Kuhn was born September 2, 1889 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Her mother passed away when she was only seven years old. Her family was Lutheran, and her new stepmother, who her father married a year after Ida's mother died, was Catholic. Ida was forced to quit school after two years of high school--her stepmother apprenticed her to a Catholic dressmaker--but she continued to read. She married Carl J. Blum on June 11, 1913. Her husband owned a store, called "Blum, Bechteld and Blum" for forty three years. Ida and Carl had two children: Arlette, born July 14, 1914, and Carl Jr., born August 1, 1916. Ida's husband Carl passed away on December 22, 1958. Ida Blum was an expert on Nauvoo's history. She wrote articles about the Mormons, Icarians (French Economic Unitarians), Germans and Swiss who lived in Nauvoo. She passed away around 1980.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1891.xml

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Heather Christine Broomhead and John M. Murphy; 2007.

Creator

Title
Register of the Ida Blum collection
Status
completed
Author
John M. Murphy and Heather Christine Broomhead
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2010 December 14: EADized to correct small errors. Edited for compliance with DACS and CCLA standards.
  • 2015 November : Addendum added and resource updated; Trevor Tanner; November 2015

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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