Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933
- Existence: 1856 - 1933
Susa Young Gates (1856-1933) was a writer and a prominent female public figure in Utah.
Susa Young Gates was a daughter of Brigham Young, the second prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was baptized into the same church and dedicated much of her time and efforts to church service. She married young and was divorced, and then remarried in 1880. She pioneered the Brigham Young Academy music department, founded the "Young Woman's Journal," served on the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees, and was a member of the National Council of Women.
Citation:John Stevens' courtship: a story of the Echo Canyon War, 1909:t.p. (Susa Young Gates)
OCLC, Feb. 6, 2003(hdg.: Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933; usage: Susa Young Gates)
Wikipedia, website viewed 25 July 2013(Susa Young Gates; born March 18, 1856, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory; died May 27, 1933, Salt Lake City; born Susa Young to Lucy Bigelow and LDS church president Brigham Young; attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah where she founded the music department; 4th president of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers; attended the University of Deseret; 1872 married Alma B. Dunford and had 2 chidren, but divorced in 1877; married Jacob F. Gates in 1880 and had 13 children with him; missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Sandwich Islands; founded the Young Woman's Journal; author; founded the Relief Society Magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; delegate to five congresses of the International Council of Women; delegate and officer of the National Council of Women; member of the Board of Regents of Brigham Young University and Utah State Agricultural College; head of the Research Department and Library of the Genealogical Society of Utah)
Woman's Exponent author list, 2016:(Susa Young Gates, also wrote under the name "Homespun")
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, via WWW, April 5, 2021 (Susa Young Gates - Church History Topics, Restoration and Church History)
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten autobiographical account of a dream told by Laura J. Adamson. The story was written down by Susa Young Gates. Adamson relates that the dream gave her information relating to a brutal murder of Adamson family members, and she says that the murdered people came back from the dead to tell her to commit herself more fully to the Mormon faith.
Collection includes photographs of various early church leaders, especially prominent women members. Includes images of Brigham Young's wives and family, Joseph F. Smith, George Albert Smith, Eliza R. Snow, and the Card family. Materials dated approximately 1830-1949.
This is a holograph original of the piece "A Grateful Mother's Standpoint" given to her, as she believed, by inspiration. The story deals with the biblical Rachel and her life in polygamy. She alludes to the then current state of polygamous families and the presecution faced by the Latter-day Saint community.
Oversized chart showing daily and hourly schedule of classes and lessons during the week, including students' names.
Photocopies of correspondence, minutes, journals, and subject research files of Scott Kinney. These materials relate to Joseph F. Smith (1832-1918) sixth President of the LDS Church. The bulk of the collection deals with the years 1870 to 1918. These research files are documentation for Kinney's proposed biography of Smith.
Minutes to lectures given by Karl G. Maeser in his Book of Mormon, New Testament, extempore exercises, and grand theology religion classes at the Brigham Young Academy. Minutes recorded by James E. Talmage, Susa Young, Zina Williams, and others. Second folder includes a typed copy of the minutes, prepared by Evelyn C. Fannin in about the late 1990s.
Interview by Hollis Scott with Elsie B. Brockbank, daughter of John Edge Booth, regarding her father, his marriages, law career, and family associations with Heber J. Grant and Susa Young Gates. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Contains Reed Smoot's personal and professional correspondence, both outgoing and incoming. Includes letters to government employees and departments, Brigham Young University, and others. Also contains letters to and from Susa Young Gates, Merrill Nibley, and several others. Includes some correspondence to U.S. Presidents, such as Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Dated 1891-1941.
Contains an article on the origin of the Music department by Susa Young Gates; recollections of teaching in the Primary department by Anna Smoot Taylor; a brief overview of the Ladies Work department by Jennie Tanner; and a tribute to A. O. Smoot (authorship unknown).