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Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen papers

Identifier: MSS 8819

Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to the life of Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen. Included are her journals, some correspondence with her husband, and digital images of members of her family on DVD discs. Dated circa 1950-2010.


  • approximately 1950-2010


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 Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen (1929-2011) was a Mormon wife and mother in Utah.

Marva Genevieve Stevens was born on August 9, 1929 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Kenneth R. and Iona B. Stevens. She graduated from Utah State in 1951. Marva married LeGrande Allen on March 20, 1953 in Logan, Utah and they had eight children together. She lived a life of service and love in Bountiful, Utah. On November 27, 2011 Marva passed away in Bountiful, Utah.


2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen journals, 1951-2010. 2. Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen correspondence, 1952-1954. 3. Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen photographs, 1950-1994.

Custodial History

Donated by Scott J. Allen, son of Marva Allen, in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Scott J. Allen; January 5, 2016.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.IV, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Sadie Julian; 2016.

Register of Marva Genvevieve Stevens Allen papers
In Progress
Sadie Julian
2016 September 16
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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