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Jessie L. Embry papers

 Collection — Folder: 7
Identifier: MSS 3211

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, oral histories, research, and documentation relating to the World War II Homefront Oral History Project, as well as some meeting minutes of the Provo South Stake, dating between 1991-1992 and 2008-2009.


  • 1991-1992
  • 2008-2009


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 the Jessie L. Embry papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Jessie L. Embry (b. 1952) is an research professor and educational administrator in Utah.

Jessie L. Embry is the associate director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and an associate research professor at Brigham Young University. She is the author of thirteen books and over one hundred articles on the American West, Utah, and Mormon history. Most of her research is based on oral history. She directed oral history projects on African American Mormons, Asian American Mormons, Polynesian American Mormons, Hispanic American Mormons, and Native American Mormons. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees, in history, from Brigham Young University (1973 and 1974, respectively), specializing in oral, Western American, and Mormon history. As of 2000, she has been serving in prominent positions within the Utah State Historical Society, the Mormon History Association, the Utah Women's History Association, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, and the National Council for Preservation Education.


7 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Papers regarding the Mormons and their memories of life on the homefront during World War II and the researcher's correspondence with those members, 1991-1992.


Arrangement in two series: 1) Jessie L. Embry research on the Second World War homefront, 1991-1992 and 2) Jessie L. Embry meeting minutes of the Provo Utah South Stake, 2008-2009.

Custodial History note

Donated by Jessie L. Embry in 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jessie L. Embry; 2005.


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

Processing Information

Processed; GlendaLynn Ainsworth; 2009.

Register of Jessie L. Embry papers
GlendaLynn Ainsworth, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
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