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Afton K. and L. Sid Shreeve autobiographical information

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2100

Scope and Contents

Includes "The Land Shadowing with Wings," by Lyman S. Shreeve, a compilation of correspondence, 1955-1991; reports, news clippings, and narrative. The account briefly documents his early life in St. Johns, Arizona, 1915-1930s; Latter-day Saint mission to Argentina, 1936-1938; second mission to Argentina, accompanied by his wife, 1945-1948; service as mission president in Uruguay and Paraguay, 1951-1955; work as director of Utah Society for Crippled Children and Adults, 1956-1959; work as director of the Binational Center for the United States Information Agency (USIA) in Valparaiso, Chile, 1959, Monterrey, Mexico, 1961, and Montevideo, Uruguay, 1962-1964; work on the Brigham Young University faculty, teaching Spanish, 1965-1980; coordinator for BYU Latin American studies, 1967; service as president of Spanish-speaking branch at Missionary Training Center, 1976-1980; Latter-day Saint mission in the Chicago South Mission, 1980-1982; work with BYU semester abroad program at University of Salamanca, Spain, 1982; part-time work at BYU, 1982; mission to Provo Utah Temple, 1983-1987; service at Missionary Training Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986-1987, and at MTC in Bogota, Columbia, 1992. Includes narrative information about David O. McKay's visit to Uruguay, 1952; Peruvian earthquake, 1970; and Project Mexico, 1972. Also includes information on early life of author's wife, Afton Kartchner, in Snowflake, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Springerville, Arizona; and Eagar, Arizona, 1916-1930s. The papers also include an excerpt from an oral history concerning the couple's service n the Chicago South Mission, and a few certificates awarded to Lyman S. Shreeve.


  • 1955-1997


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 publish material from Autobiographical information must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Shreeve, Lyman Sid; 1999.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Afton K. and L. Sid Shreeve autobiographical information
Rose Frank
19 April 2011
Description rules
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