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Karen Tuft papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8738

Content Description

Contains manuscripts for novels by Tuft. Also includes notes and diagrams of her writing. Materials date from between 2012 and 2015.


  • Majority of material found within 2012-2015


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

Biographical History

Karen Tuft (b. 1957) is a writer of Mormon-themed romance fiction.

Karen Tuft was born on February 16, 1957. She went to Brigham Young University and studied composition. She then went on to graduate from the University of Utah in music theory and as a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies. She writes Mormon-themed romance fiction. She is also a pianist, composer, arranger, and a mother. Her novels includes works such as Reality Check, Unexpected, Christmas Spirit, and A Mother's Prayer.


4 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Materials were donated by Karen Tuft in September of 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Karen Tuft; September 2015.


Mormon authors writing for Mormon and non-Mormon audiences (Mormon Literary Manuscripts collection department policy, May 2013.)

Processing Information

Processed; Erin Owens; November 2015.

Register of Karen Tuft papers
In Progress
Erin Owens
2015 November 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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