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Verla Leone Birrell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3281

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Birrell's personal and professional papers, scrapbooks, pictures, art supplies, publications, and art pieces collected during her teaching careers at BYU and the University of Utah of Utah.


  • approximately 1929-2001


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

Biographical History

Verla Leone Birrell (1903-2001) was a professor of art, textiles, home economics, interior design, and Latin American anthropology at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.


3 oversize box (0.05 linear ft.)

30 boxes (49.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Transferred to L. Tom Perry Special Collections from the BYU Museum of Art after Verla Birrell bequeathed her estate to the Museum in 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer; BYU Museum of Art; 2001.


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 Verla Leone Birrell papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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