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Franklin Stewart Harris personal papers, 1903-1960

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 340 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, and publications produced or collected by Harris. Includes information on his personal and professional career, as well as the Harris family. Materials date from between 1903 and 1960.


  • 1903-1960


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

From the Collection:

The Harris family were early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as early settlers of Utah. Emer Harris was the brother of Martin Harris, one of the witnesses of the Book of Mormon. His son, Dennison Lott Harris served a mission to the Navajos, as part of the Nauvoo Legion, and as bishop in Monroe, Utah. His son, Dennison Emer Harris, attended the University of Deseret and Brigham Young Academy. Following his graduation he worked as an educator while serving actively in the Church. His son, Franklin S. Harris, was also an educator, and later became president of Brigham Young University and the Utah Agricultural College.


26 boxes

8 folders

7 volumes

Language of Materials



Arranged in eleven subseries: 1. Biographical materials, 1908-1960. 2. Diaries, 1903-1954. 3. Correspondence, 1908-1945. 4. Notes and other material, 1926-1969. 5. Publications, 1907-1956. 6. Unpublished writings, 1912-1936. 7. Speeches, approximately 1935-1945. 8. Political papers, 1938. 9. Scrapbooks, 1912-1924. 10. Clippings, 1921-1960. 11. Mementoes, approximately 1940-1957.

Related Materials

See also Office of the President records, 1921-1945 (UA 1089).

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US