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Ellen H. Gullickson collection on the Moroni Olsen Players

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8348

Scope and Contents

Materials include four photographs, five programs, a newspaper tearsheet, a costume sketch, a photocopy of photograph, and the obituary of Ellen H. Gullickson. Also included is an extract from oral history interview of Ruth Gullickson Isakson. Dated approximately 1890-1980.


  • approximately 1890s-1980s


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 Ellen H. Gullickson collection on the Moroni Olsen Players must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ellen H. Gullikson (1874-1945) was a Mormon seamstress in Ogden, Utah.

Ellen Haleen Gullikson was born August 21, 1874 in Stockholm, Sweden to August and Charlotte Johnson Haleen. In 1887 the family converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and immigrated to Utah. They lived temporarily in Pleasant Grove before settling in Ogden. In 1893 she married Gullick Gullickson in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had four children. Her husband was a tailor, and she became a professional seamstress. In this capacity she designed and sewed costumes for the Moroni Olsen Players, an Ogden-based repertory theater company. Gullickson died in Ogden on February 22, 1945.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Materials were gathered by Ellen H. Gullikson, a seamstress who on occasion created costumes for the Moroni Olsen Players, a theatrical troupe. The materials were passed to her daughter, Ruth Gullikson Isakson, who in turn passed them to her son, Richard L. Isakson, who donated the materials to BYU. Richard L. Isakson included an extract from an oral history that he made with his mother.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard L. Isakson; January 2014.


Arts & Communications.


Located in box 598

Processing Information

Processed; John N. Gillespie; January 2014.

Register of Ellen H. Gullickson collection on the Moroni Olsen Players
Norm Gillespie
2014 January 6
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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