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Amelia M. Beecher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3763

Scope and Contents

Collection includes mixed materials such as scrapbooks, correspondence, cards, oral histories, cassette tapes, notes, articles, photographs, publications, and various other items. The contents of this collection appear to be oriented primarily around the life of Amelia Madsen Beecher, however there are several references to her mother, Abigal Rees Madsen, her father, Roland Adolph Madsen, and her husband, Asa L. Beecher.


  • 1915-1996


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

Biographical History

Amelia M. Beecher (1915-1992) was a music teacher and author in Utah.

Amelia Madsen Beecher was born June 6, 1915 in Brigham City, Utah and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She married Asa L. Beecher and together they had a son whom they named Dale. In 1953, they moved to Logan and Amy attended Utah State Agricultural College where she majored in Music Education. Having attained her degree, she began to teach third grade at Wilson School in Logan. She soon left this job and became music supervisor for the Logan City schools. Amy decided to go back to school and attended Utah State University where she gained her master's degree while working as a music consultant for the state. Having retired, Amy and her husband Asa served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California. During her later years, Amy also co-authored a book on the Loren and Larua Merrill family. Amy Madsen Beecher died April 12, 1992.


3 oversize boxes (4.98 linear ft.)

24 cartons (24 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



This collection has been kept in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Amelia M. Beecher in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Amelia M. Beecher; 1992.


This collection provides insight into the lives of the Beecher and Madsen family. Collected in Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.

Register of Amelia M. Beecher papers
Kiren Dulai
2010 July 12
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