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History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter)

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: MSS 8838

Scope and Contents

One hand-bound volume, 191 leaves, of the "History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, Utah Chapter," as compiled by Eleen T. Williams, postmaster of Linwood and later Dutch John, Utah. The covers are homemade and the volume held together with a metal 2-hole fastener. The volume contains a history of each of the post offices in Utah (written by their respective postmasters), filed alphabetically according to their corresponding county (counties are also in alphabetical order). Dated 1969.


  • 1969


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 the History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter) must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Eleen T. Williams was a teacher and public school officer, civic leader and historical enthusiast in the area of Dutch John, Utah, between about 1937 and 1996.

Eleen T. Williams was born May 31, 1915 in Salt Lake City to Hyrum and Janette Thompson. She spent her early years in Salt Lake. She attended West High School and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in home economics. She moved to Manila, Utah to begin her career as a teacher, where she met Paul Williams. They were married April 15, 1939. She started a new career of rancher's wife, homemaker and mother. She also was Daggett County Clerk, principal and superintendent of the Daggett County School District. She was the postmaster of the Linwood post office until the water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir covered Linwood and their home. They then moved to Minnies Gap, Wyoming and Mrs. Williams became Dutch John's first postmaster. She retired in 1978 and began a new career as executive secretary of the Flaming Gorge Natural History Association where she worked until 1989. She spent her remaining years in Salt Lake City and Minnies Gap. She was president of Daggett County Historical Society and was on the board of the Flaming Gorge Natural History Association and Wasatch Cache Interpretive Association. She traveled extensively. Her hobbies were reading, crafts and history. Eleen died April 9, 1996 in Salt Lake City at the age of 80.


1 volume (about 0.01 linear ft.)

0.01 linear Feet

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Ellen Frazier on February 23, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ellen Frazier; February 2016.


Western American business and labor history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collecting policy, II.B.5.II, 2007).


Physical description: 1 volume : metal hand-binding ; 31 x 25 cm.


Title from item.

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Crandall, manuscripts processor; April 2016.

Register of the History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter)
Amanda Crandall, manuscripts processor
2016 April 26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States