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Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers

Identifier: MSS 1979

Scope and Contents

Contains materials collected by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, including various manuscripts, and paper drafts, research materials, personal projects and papers, and professional materials and student papers. Also contains files on various organizations and committees Beecher played a role in, correspondence, personal office files, files and minutes of the Relief Society, as well as various audio and visual materials, circa 1967-1997.


  • approximately 1967-1997


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 Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher (born 1935) was an English professor and research historian in Utah.

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher was born March 19, 1935 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Charles Ursenbach and Lucile Harvey. In 1958 she left to serve in the Swiss-Austrian Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held the positions of editor and senior research associate of the History Division of the Church from 1972 to 1980. From 1981 to 1997, she served as a research historian for the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History as well as an associate professor and professor of English. She retired to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1997.


22 cartons (22 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Contains nine series: 1. Journal drafts and paper manuscripts, 1975-1996. 2. Research materials, 1972-1997. 3. Personal project files, 1970-1995. 4. Course materials and professional files, 1973-1997. 5. Files on organizations and committees, 1973-1996. 6. Correspondence, circa 1972-1993. 7. Personal files, circa 1972-1996. 8. Relief Society files, circa 1971-1979. 9. Audio and visual materials, circa 1967-1987.

Collection was arranged by student processor.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

Preliminary finding aid is available in repository.

Custodial History

Donated by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher between 1978-1998. Additional materials donated by Jill Mulvay Derr in January 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Maureen Ursenbach Beecher; 1978-1998.

Donated; Jill Mulvay Derr; January 2012.


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

Related Materials

See also the Maureen Ursenbach Beecher collection (MSS 2285).

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; February 2012.

Register of Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers
Dani Peterson
2012 February 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States