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Irene Adams manuscripts and research materials for Unofficial Manual for Bishops’ Wives, 1991-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7810 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains research materials and manuscripts for the Unofficial Manual for Bishops’ Wives. The research materials include articles, surveys, and correspondence. Materials are dated 1991-2011.


  • 1991-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research, except Series 1, Subseries 2 is access restricted until 2061.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Irene Adams papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Irene Adams (1956-2011) was a teacher, scholar, Mormon missionary, traveller, and librarian.

Irene Adams was born Marguerite Irene Vaughan on February 20, 1956, in Orange, New Jersey, to Lawrence and Mary C. Vaughan. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Scotland and Northern Ireland. She married Gerald E. Adams in 1986. Adams loved teaching in any capacity, and loved learning. She completed seven academic degrees - two associates, three bachelors, and two masters. She also loved to travel, and made several trips across the United States and abroad. She became a librarian at Brigham Young University, and worked in the Special Collections Department.

Adams died April 19, 2011.


1 carton

1 half box

Language of Materials



Arranged in two subseries: 1. Irene Adams manuscripts for Unofficial Manual for Bishops' Wives, 1991-2011. 2. Irene Adams research materials for Unofficial Manual for Bishops' Wives, 1991-2009.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States