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Lily Klasner miscellaneous possessions

Identifier: MSS 1963

Scope and Contents

Contains items mostly not created nor written by Lilly Klasner, but rather just items owned by her, such as books, maps, souviners, etc.


  • 1885-1972


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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:

Lillian "Lily" Klasner was born in Mason County, Texas in 1862 during the Civil War. At age five Lillian's family moved from Texas to Rio Hondo in New Mexico. While in her early teens Lillian she began collecting letters and documents to inform an autobiographical account of her pioneer experiences. She attended the New Mexico Highlands University at Las Vegas and became a teacher, telegrapher, and rancher. Lillian married Joe Klasner, but later divorced him. She died in Rosewell, New Mexico, on May 31, 1946. Lillian's history, written from her diary, collected letters, photographs, and other documeents, was found twenty years after she passed away. It was published postumously as "My Girldhood Among Outlaws," in 1972, and edited by Eve Ball.


From the Collection: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States