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Mette Ivie Harrison papers

Identifier: MSS 8039

Scope and Contents

Contains papers and manuscripts written by Mette Ivie Harrison throughout her life. Includes school papers written in 9th grade and others throughout her college years. The manuscripts are a mix of published and non-published manuscripts with letters from publishers. The manuscripts cover themes of young adult fiction and science fiction. Dated approximately 1984-2012.


  • 1984-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public ressearch.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Mette Ivie Harrison (1970- )is a Mormon author in Utah.

Mette Ivie Harrison was born on September 30, 1970 in New Jersey. When Harrison was 10 years old she moved to Provo, Utah. In 1988, Harrison received the "Erza Taft Benson Scholarship" for great scholarship and citizenship in the Mormon community. Harrison graduated from Brigham Young University in 1990 with a B.A. and M.A. in German Languages and Literature. She married Matt Harrison in December 1990. Together they have 5 children. Harrison received a PhD from Princeton University in 1995 in Germanic Languages and Literature. Harrison is a critically acclaimed author of 8 YA books and 2 adult books.


6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Mette Ivie Harrison in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mette Ivie Harrison; 2012.


Mormon authors writing for Mormon and non-Mormon audiences (Mormon Literary Manuscripts collection policy, October 2009.)

Processing Information

Processed; Corinne Bird, student manuscript processor, and Krisit Bell, curator; 2015

Register of the Mette Ivie Harrison papers
Heidi Borg and Corinne Bird
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