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Mary Mostert papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8200

Scope and Contents

Contains four books written and published by Mary Mostert, including two copies of each volume of Banner of Liberty. Also contains a binder called Excerpts from the Life of Mary Mostert (Grooms). Materials date from between 2004 and 2005.


  • 2004-2005


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

Biographical History

Mary Mostert (born 1929) is a Mormon writer and activist.

Mary Mostert was born in 1929 in Arkansas to J.F.T. Mostert and Lucy Kurtz Stallings Mostert. She attended University of Missouri. From 1948 to 1963, she wrote for Nation magazine. From 1965 to 1969, she wrote a weekly column for the Rochester, New York, Times-Union. During the 1960s, she served as a national leader of the Mothers' Lobby. She married H.L. Grooms in 1978. They have six children. For much of her life, she worked to help those disadvantaged people who were not being helped by the government. From 1991 to 1992, she served a Mormon mission to Johannesburg, South Africa. She was the Public Affairs director for the Africa Area for the Church. She is a nationally-respected political writer. She ran unsuccessfully for the New York State Senate and then became a campaign manager. She served as the secretary of Positive Action NOW! a South African women's group that sought to reduce South African social turmoil. She is the author of a few books. She currently lives in Utah.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection materials are arranged in their original order.

Custodial History

Found in the 20th Century Workroom in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; 20th Century Workroom; 2013.


LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)

Pertains to the books authored by Mary Mostert, a Latter-day Saint woman.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Register of the Mary Mostert papers
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator.
2013 May 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