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Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6034

Scope and Contents

Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry papers include: Journals, 1881-1917; Photographs, ca. 1885-1941; and Family History and Genealogy, 1953-2005. The collection documents Okelberry's life in Goshen, Utah, as well as her student days at the Brigham Young Academy. Additional materials include family histories and genalogies compiled and prepared by Merrill J. Nelson, grandson of Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry.


  • 1881-2005


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 Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry was a student at Brigham Young Academy from 1884-1885 and resident of Goshen, Utah.

Born in Goshen, Utah December 5, 1865 Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry attended Brigham Young Academy from 1884 - 1885 and later married Peter Olkelberry in 1886. Together they had five children. Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry died April 12, 1948.


1 folder (0.25 linear ft.)

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Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available in repository.

Custodial History

Collection donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Okelberry's grandson Merrill John Nelson in 2007 who was the last contributor to the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Merrill John Nelson; 2005.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; John M. Murphy; October 2005.

Register of Julia Maria Jesperson Okelberry papers
John M. Murphy, Curator, 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana
2005 October
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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