Norma Larson Elliott papers
Scope and Contents
Materials include Norma Larson Elliott's Book of Remembrance, correspondence to her from missionary family members, financial records, journal notebooks, and ephemera. Also included is scrapbooks and family history of Norma's siblings, MayBelle, Gladys, and Marsden; history of the towns Lakeside, Snowflake, and Taylor, Arizona; family history and reunions; and personal and family history of both Norma and her husband, John Budge Elliott. Also includes biographies and photographs, Norma's and Budge's funeral programs, various family reunions, and photographs have all been digitized onto DVDs. Dated 1913-2012.
- Elliott, Norma Larson, 1916-2009 (author, Person)
- Lisonbee, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Larson), 1924- (author, 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 Norma Larson Elliott papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Norma Larson Elliott (1916-2009) was a Mormon family history specialist in Arizona.
Norma Larson Elliott was born on May 30, 1916 to Margaret Smith (1884-1973) and Alof Pratt Larson (1882-1961) in Lakeside, Arizona. She married John Budge Elliott (1917-2014) on March 25, 1954, in Mesa, Arizona. She studied family history at Brigham Young University in 1962, and it remained a passion for her whole life. She not only found much of the genealogy that is listed for the Larson, Smith, Hunt, and Marsden families, but also wrote and collected their histories. She also maintained records about her parents' homestead businesses, Mormon missions, and lives.
She had no children of her own, but was a motherly influence in the lives of her nieces and nephews.
Elliott died on June 5, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona, and is buried in Lakeside, Arizona, next to her parents, who donated the land to the city of Lakeside.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
3 oversize folders (0.7 linear ft.)
1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by Margaret Weddle, niece of Norma Larson Elliott, in 2013.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Margaret Weddle; October 2013.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hawaii Mission
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission
- Clubs and Societies
- Compact discs
- Elliott, Norma Larson, 1916-2009 -- Genealogy
- Family histories
- Home and Family
- Printed ephemera
- Social Life and Customs
- Register of Norma Larson Elliott papers
- Margaret Weddle
- 2013 October 25
- 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.
- Box: 1 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 2 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 3 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 4 (Mixed Materials)
- Carton: 5 (Mixed Materials)
- Carton: 6 (Mixed Materials)
- oversize-folder: 7 (Graphic Materials)
- oversize-folder: 8 (Maps)
- Box: 9 (Mixed Materials)
- oversize-folder: 10 (Maps)
- Box: 11 (Graphic Materials)
- Folder: 12 (Graphic Materials)