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Maurine Whipple photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4250

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs covering the life of Maurine Whipple and the photos included in her books, "The Giant Joshua" and "This is the Place: Utah." It also includes photographs of Aspen Grove, Mt. Timpanogos, Zion National Park, St. George (Utah), De Mille Polygamy House, Bingham Copper Mine, Boston (Mass.), the Armed Service in Kearns (Utah), the St. George Temple and Tabernacle, the Salt Lake Temple and Tabernacle, and Joseph Smith.

Dates

  • approximately 1918-1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Negatives restricted. Prints, scrapbooks, slides, and newspaper clippings open to public access; Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Maurine Whipple photograph collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Maurine Whipple was born on 20 January 1904 in St. George, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1926 and taught school for six years. In 1941, she wrote "The Giant Joshua", about polygamy in Southern Utah, and in 1945 she wrote "This is the Place: Utah". She passed away on 12 April 1992, in St. George.

Extent

6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language

English

Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Maurine Whipple; 2007.

Appraisal

Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Title
Register of Maurine Whipple photograph collection
Status
Completed
Author
Lucas J. Chehda
Date
2012 March 28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States