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Willard Washington Bean autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1529

Scope and Contents

Softbound photocopy of a typewritten autobiography which includes a newsclipping from "The Church News." Willard W. Bean served the Mormon Church for 29 years and acquired many properties for the Mormon Church in New York State, including the Hill Cumorah.


  • 1880-1978


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 Willard Washington Bean autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Missionary for the Mormon Church in the Southern States Mission and in Palmyra, New York. He won renown as a boxer and served as a deputy sheriff in Goldfield, Nevada during the gold rush (1904-1907).


1 item (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Mrs. Tony Zimmerman in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mrs. Tony Zimmerman; 1979.


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

Register of Willard Washington Bean autobiography
Patsy Shin Hernandez
2010 August 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