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Carol Elizabeth Dunham papers

Identifier: MSS 9126

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Carol Elizabeth Dunham and fans of the Osmond family as well as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also included are a copy of the Osmond family album: "The Plan," fan magazines, including Tigerbeat, Spotlight, and Teen Talk, and paper ephemera, such as posters of Donny Osmond and the Osmonds, newspaper articles about the Osmonds, and materials related to the Osmond fan club. Contains five LP records: (1) "The Osmonds Phase III" released 1972, (2) "Donny Osmond 'Alone Together'" released 1973, (3) "The Osmonds Love Me For a Reason" released 1974, (4) "The Osmonds Brainstorm" released 1976, and (5) "The Osmonds Christmas Album" released 1976.


  • approximately 1970-1993


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

Biographical / Historical

Carol Elizabeth Dunham (1958- ) is a fan of the Osmonds and a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Carol Elizabeth Dunham was born in Springfield, Missouri on November 8, 1958 to Warren and Nancy Dunham. Dunham became an avid Donny Osmond fan at the age of thirteen. She was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June of 1976. She has lived in Utah for over forty years and has four children.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

5 oversize folders (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in four series: 1. Carol Elizabeth Dunham fan magazines and paper ephemera, approximately 1970-1993. 2. Carol Elizabeth Dunham correspondence with Osmond fans and Mormons, approximately 1974-1978. 3. Carol Elizabeth Dunham general correspondence. 4. Carol Elizabeth Dunham family phonographs, approximately 1973-1976.

Custodial History

Donated by Carol E. Dunham in April 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Carol E. Dunham; April 2018.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).


Included in Box 3 is a list in which Dunham details the names, locations, dates of her correspondence with her pen pals, and whether or not they were Mormon or a fan of the Osmonds.

Processing Information

Processed; Jeremy Meservy, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.

  • Personal audiocassette recording of an episode of Donny and Marie
Register of Carol Elizabeth Dunham papers
Jeremy Meservy, student processor
2018 May 18
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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