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Janet Jenson collection on Franklin Stewart Harris

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1106

Scope and Contents

Materials include information, papers, and artifacts gathered Janet Jenson in the course of writing a biography of her grandfather Franklin S. Harris. The materials include articles by or about Franklin S. Harris, Franklin S. Harris' testimony in the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians vs. the United States, some business records of Franklin S. Harris, newspaper clippings about Franklin S. Harris, correspondence of Franklin S. and Estelle S. Harris, certificates of Franklin S. and Estelle S. Harris, and the typescripts or copies of the diaries of Estelle S. Harris and Eunice S. Harris. It also contains a draft of the biography of Franklin S. Harris written by Janet Jenson and audiocassettes of oral histories with people who knew the Harris family as well as the notes Jenson used to write the biography. Dated 1847-2002.


  • 1847-2002


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 the Janet Jenson collection on Franklin Stewart Harris must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Janet Jenson (1937- ) is Mormon librarian and cataloger in Utah.

Janet Jenson was born April 10, 1937 in Athens, Georgia to Ralph William and Helen Harris Jenson, the first of their four children. She attended Brigham Young University, receiving a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in history and religion. She then worked at at the Church Historian's Office, taking some time off to complete a Master's of Library Science at Columbia University. After leaving church employment, she served in the Peace Corps and as a librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. She currently lives in Spanish Fork, Utah.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in eight series: 1. Janet Jenson biography of Franklin S. Harris, approximately 1980-2002. 2. Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris diaries, 1847-1972. 3. Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris and family correspondence, 1939-1962. 4. Franklin S. Harris business records and court case, 1947-1965. 5. Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris newspaper clippings, 1946-1960. 6. Pamphlets and articles mentioning or by Franklin S. Harris, 1907-2002. 7. Franklin S. and Estelle Harris certificates, drawings, and pillow case, 1908-1983. 8. Janet Jenson research notes for Harris biography, approximately 1980-2000.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid may be found in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Janet Jenson in May 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Janet Jenson; May 2004.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; April 2009.

Register of Janet Jenson collection on Franklin Stewart Harris
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Kayla Quinney
Description rules
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2013 September 23: Revised for DACS compliance and instances corrected by Sarah Flinders.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US