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Beth Kay Harris papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 230

Scope and Contents

Typewritten drafts, histories, biographies, essays, and articles with handwritten corrections. Many of these items were produced under the authority of the Utah Writers' Project. The materials were produced largely by Timothy L. Sullivan and Beth Kay Harris. Frank C. Robertson also contributed as a coauthor with Harris on a biography. Most of the items relate to the history of the Tintic Mining District in Utah and associated towns in Goshen Valley, Utah, including the towns of Tintic and Eureka, Utah. Many of the stories are based on old stories and folklore on a broad range of subjects including outlaws and Indians, but many may be considered historically reliable. Also included is a draft and documentation for Harris's biography of the con man, Soapy Smith (1860-1898).


  • 1939-1961


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

Biographical History

Utah historian and author.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


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 Beth Kay Harris papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 1
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