Leola G. Merrill papers
Scope and Contents
Consists primarily of personal papers documenting Merrill's authorship of numerous Mormon-themed dramas and programs, but also contains the personal papers and/or memorabilia of her husband, David M. Merrill, her parents, Luman Peter and Veda Jane Walker Green, and David's father, Amos N. Merrill. Materials dated 1911-2002.
- Merrill, Leola G. (Leola Green), 1911-2004 (creator, Person)
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 Leola G. Merrill papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Leola G. Merrill (1911-2004) was a Mormon playwright and performer.
Leola D. Green Merrill was born November 24, 1911 in Lewisville, Idaho. She attended Brigham Young University from 1932 to 1936, graduating in Dramatic Art and Business. She married David M. Merrill after graduation, and went on to have four children. She also wrote and produced over fifty plays, including dramatizations of the lives of Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith, and Mary. Four of these were later produced as films. She has given over 100 performances, hosted her own weekly radio program ("Sabbath Prelude"), served on the Board of Directors of the university's Alumni Association, and supported her husband in his business endeavors. She died in Farmington, Utah on February 4, 2004.
11 cartons (11 linear ft.)
1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)
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Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3748.xml
Donated in 2006.
Donated by Leola Kay Richards, daughter of Leola D. Green, in December 2015.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Leola Kay Richards; December 2015.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history; LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processed; Amanda C. Clark; December 2006.
Processed; Eric Wolford; February 2016.
- Honorary doctor of laws degree for Stephen L Richards.
- American drama -- 20th century
- Art, American -- History -- 20th century
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Brigham Young University -- History -- 20th century
- Green, Luman Peter, 1887-1980 -- Archives
- Green, Veda J. (Veda Jane), 1888-1981 -- Archives
- Merrill, Amos N. (Amos Newlove), 1875-1953 -- Archives
- Merrill, David M., 1912-1997 -- Archives
- Merrill, Leola G. (Leola Green), 1911-2004 -- Archives
- Mormons -- Utah -- Biography
- Performing Arts
- Provo (Utah) -- History -- 20th century
- Religious education -- Teaching methods -- History
- Speeches, addresses, etc., American
- Register of Leola G. Merrill papers
- Amanda C. Clark
- 2006 December
- 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.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
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