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William G. Hartley collection of student papers and contest entries, 1981-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6357 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Collection includes student papers collected by professor William G. Hartley for the Independent Study writing class, 397R, Writing Family Histories. This collection also includes papers and ephemera relating to the British Sesquicentennial Family History Writing Contest in 1987 and 1988. Includes some of the 41 entries in the contest. The winning entries by the four winners, Winifred McLachlan, Ann W. Engar, Earlene Allred Smart, and Paul T. Smith are not included. The collection also includes History 433 student papers. Dated 1981 to 2010.


  • 1981-2010


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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical History

From the Collection:

William G. Hartley was born in 1942. He married Linda Perry in 1965 and they are the parents of six children. He began working at Brigham Young University in 1980 in the History Department. He wrote numerous historical books and articles with a focus on the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He co-edited three volumes of the Joseph Smith Papers Project, and was a longtime member of the Mormon History Association and founding president of the Mormon Trails Association. William passed away in 2018.


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