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Oral history interview with Mary Stovall Richards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 154

Scope and Contents

Interview conducted by Richard Poll as part of the Brigham Young University Archives Joint Oral History Project of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association Emeritus Club on September 22, 1988. Stovall describes why she chose to teach history at BYU. She gives an account of her employment with the BYU History Department and discusses different aspectsof her career including her special interest in examining the impact of the Civil War on white southern families.


  • 1988


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Mary Stovall Richards must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mary Stovall Richards (born 1951) was a professor of history in Utah.

Mary Stovall Richards received her bachelor's and teaching certificate in history from Brigham Young University in 1973. She completed her master's and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago. She joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1983 and was appointed the director of the Women's Research Institute that same year. She taught courses on Southern history and literature, family history, and the Progressive Era. Richards retired from the university in 2013.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

1 volume (22 leaves)




Part of University Archives; department records (University Archives collecting policy July 2003).
Register of Oral history interview with Mary Stovall Richards
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 18
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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