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Burr, Carole Reid, 1940-



  • Existence: 1940-

Biographical History

Carole Reid Burr (1940-) is an author and the daughter of Rose Marie Reid.

Carole Reid Burr was born Carole Marie Reid on July 18, 1940, to Rose Marie and Jack Reid in Vancouver, Canada. She attended York House school in Canada. Carole later graduated from Brigham Young University. She married James B. Burr in 1958, and had several children. She later divorced her husband. Carole authored a book on her mother, Rose Marie Reid. She lives in Provo, Utah.

Burr, Carole Reid and Roger K. Petersen. "Rose Marie Reid: An Extraordinary Life Story." American Fork, UT: Covenant, 1995. (born Carole Marie Reid on July 18, 1940 to Rose Marie and Jack Reid in Vancouver; raised mostly by grandmother since parents divorced; attended York House school; married James B. Burr in 1958, had several children; authored a book on her mother.), May 22, 2012. (Carole Reid Burr, b. 1940). (lives in Provo, Utah; born July 18, 1940).

Carole Reid Burr and Sharon Reid Alden collection on Rose Marie Reid. MSS 8044. L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. (later divorced her husband.)

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Rose Marie Reid missionary work, approximately 1943-1988

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the records of Reid's efforts to conduct missionary work. Much of this pertains to her particular emphasis in proselytizing to people of Jewish ancestry, but it also includes other work. Includes drafts of her pamphlet "Attention Israel," correspondence relating to her work, and other booklets relating to her missionary work. Dated approximately 1943 to 1988.

Dates: approximately 1943-1988

Rose Marie Reid personal papers, 1899-1998

Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains numerous documents related to the life and family of Rose Marie Reid. Includes a biography of her life, a collection of sympathy cards on her death, photographs of her home in California, information on her family history, and her personal speeches and correspondence. The speeches and correspondence relate to religion, business, and other topics. Dated 1899 to 1998.

Dates: 1899-1998

Rose Marie Reid professional papers, approximately 1938-2004

Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains materials which pertain to the professional work of Rose Marie Reid. Includes clippings advertising her swimsuits in newspapers and magazines, sketches and design books, awards, catalogs, and legal files. Also contains records of lawsuits and acquisitions, as well as actual swimsuits and wigs designed by Reid. All materials pertain to the success of her swimsuit designs and other fashion designs. Dated approximately 1934 to 2004.

Dates: approximately 1938-2004

Rose Marie Reid promotions, approximately 1947-1966

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains promotional materials on Rose Marie Reid's fashion collections. Includes instructions for salesgirls on how to sell swimsuits, and pamphlets about the suits. Promotional materials relate to selling new Lycra suits, knit suits, and a variety of other styles. Contains magazines and other publications showing the positive view of Reid's company and the naming of the Rose Marie Reid rose. Dated approximately 1947 to 1966.

Dates: approximately 1947-1966

Rose Marie Reid religious work, approximately 1953-1962

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains the documents pertaining to Reid's other religious work. Includes some information on her contribution to the construction of the Los Angeles Temple, particularly the story of the "swimsuit that helped to build the temple." Also includes correspondence with members of the Relief Society and information on her church clothing designs. Dated approximately 1953-1962.

Dates: approximately 1953-1962

Rose Marie Reid swimsuits, approximately 1938-1980

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 2 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains original swimsuits designed by Reid. Includes several with her new elements, including tummy control, boyshort bottoms, Lycra, and knits. Also includes some swimsuits sewn with gold thread or gold leaf for glamour purposes. Dated approximately 1938 to 1980.

Dates: approximately 1938-1980

Rose Marie Reid videos and audiotapes, approximately 1960-2004

 Sub-Series — Box 13: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197233616769], Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 2 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains a few video recordings of Reid swimsuits. Includes two movies that feature Reid's swimsuits on the actresses. Also contains a recording of CBS news from 2004. Also contains one unlabeled audiotape. Dated approximately 1960 to 2004.

Dates: approximately 1960-2004

Rose Marie Reid wigs, approximately 1964-1966

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8044 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains files on Reid's small line of wigs. Includes papers on how this got started, as well as catalogs and advertisements for the wigs. Also includes actual wigs sold by Reid. Dated approximately 1964-1966.

Dates: approximately 1964-1966

Additional filters:

Archival Object 17
Collection 1
Latter Day Saints -- California -- Los Angeles 15
Women fashion designers 12
Latter Day Saint women 9
Letters 9
Swimming 8