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Franklin Stewart Harris letter to Helen Ellsworth

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2944

Scope and Contents

Written by the president of Brigham Young University to a student, enclosing a copy of the school pep song, "Alma Pater." He encourages her to promote the university to her friends. One sheet of the "Alma Pater" music is torn. Also includes a more complete photocopy of the pep song. The name of the author of the lyrics to "Alma Pater," Glen S. Potter, is written in ink on the first page of the printed sheet music.


  • 1932


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 Franklin Stewart Harris letter, Provo, Utah, to Helen Ellsworth, Denver, Colorado must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (3 items)

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Custodial History

Received in University Archives from President Merril J. Bateman with cover letter dated 27 May 1998 which stated, "Yesterday a faculty member was kind enough to pass along this letter from President Franklin S. Harris to a student ... It's a keepsake and the library should archive it."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Merril J. Bateman; 1998.


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 Franklin Stewart Harris letter, Provo, Utah, to Helen Ellsworth, Denver, Colorado
Elisa Visick
2010 December 15
Description rules
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