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Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7470

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, biographies, family group sheets, photographs, newspaper clippings, diaries, and other family papers that show the family history of Sonia Peterson Aycock. The papers also show the way of life of the 1900s.


  • 1841-2009


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 Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Sonia Peterson (1938-) is has done avid family history research, establishing the Aycock Center of Family History with her husband.

Sonia Peterson, the daughter of C. Ray Peterson and Geneva Mary Irons, was born in 1938. She married Max Aycock in the Salt Lake City Latter-day Saint temple on December 16, 1959. With her husband, the couple restored Max's great-great grandfather's home, turning it into the Aycock Center of Family History. This center, in North Carolina, served not only as the Aycock's Family History Center but also the couple's wintertime home. With this restored home, they have been able to help their family trace their family history. The pair also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Joseph Smith Academy in Nauvoo, Illinois from 2001 to 2002. Together, the couple parented six children. Sonia Peterson Aycock currently lives in Ephriam, Utah. Her husband passed away in April 2009.


12 cartons (12 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Organized into thirteen groups, each representing a branch of the Peterson family tree.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository upon request.

Custodial History

Donated by Sonia Peterson Aycock in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Sonia Peterson Aycock; 2009.


Collection illustrates LDS life during the 20th Century.

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th-21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.

Register of Sonia Peterson Aycock family papers
Liz Ballif
2010 June 7
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