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Norma Larson Elliott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8264

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.


  • 1913-2012


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.

Biographical History

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


Custodial History

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).

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States