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Norma Vance research papers

Identifier: MSS 8322

Scope and Contents

Contains research materials collected by Vance pertaining to the history of the Fairview, Utah area since its founding in 1849, Vance family history, history of Spring City, Utah, documents regarding Fairview's mayors since 1872, and personal histories of Fairview's founding fathers. Materials dated approximately 1960-2008.


  • approximately 1960-2008


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 Norma Vance research papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Norma Vance (1930-) is an author and historian in Utah.

Norma Lois Pritchett was born on March 11, 1930 in Mt Pleasant, Utah to John C. and Edith A. Pritchett. She was adopted by James Lewis and Mary Jensen in 1934, and took their name. She then married Herald A Vance on September 15, 1948 in Fairview, Utah, and together had five children. They have lived in Provo, Orem, Fairview, Salem, and Payson, Utah, over the course of their lives together.

Vance worked as a decorator consultant at Sears in Provo, and became an Honorary Trustee and Board member at the Fairview Museum of History and Art. Her husband had a high interest in photography, and she in biographies, so they worked together, along with a committee, to write, compile, and publish a family history, Spring City, Utah history, and Fairview, Utah history.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Norma Vance research on Fairview history, 1997-2008. 2. Norma Vance research on Utah cities histories, approximately 1972-2001. 3. Vance family history papers, approximately 1960-2008.

Custodial History

Donated by Norma J. Vance in November 2013. Additional materials donated in July 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Norma J. Vance; November 2013. Donated; Norma J. Vance; July 2015.


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; 2013. Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor; 2016.

Register of Norma Vance research papers
Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M Murphy, curator
2013 December 6
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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