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Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9001

Scope and Contents

Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories contains family histories, biographies, autobiographies, family records, pedigrees and photographs of her pioneer ancestors and their families, many of whom were in Vernal, Utah. Some of the more frequently mentioned families are the Ashworths, the Mentzers, the Hackings, and the Calders. Dated from approximately 1900 to 2015.


  • approximately 1900-2015


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 Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Rachel Calder Ashworth (1928-) is an LDS family historian and musician living in Orem.

Rachel Calder Ashworth was one of twin sisters born November 18, 1928 in Vernal, Utah to Leo and Lucile Hacking Calder. She graduated from Uintah High School in 1947, then attended BYU from 1947 to 1949, the University of Utah from 1949 to 1950, and finally graduated from San Jose State College with an Education degree. She married Clinton Paul Ashworth in the Salt Lake City Temple on the October 9, 1950. Together they had seven children; Jeff, Lucy, James, Alan, Paul, Sally and Jane. Mrs. Ashworth has always actively participated in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Mt. Timpanogos temple, and a one year Family History mission in Salt Lake with her husband. She has sung vocal solos and in many choirs throughout the years, and loves Family History Research and writing pioneer histories.


8 cartons (8 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Rachel C. Ashworth in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Rachel C. Ashworth; April 3, 2017.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Jace Packer, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2017.

Register of Rachel Calder Ashworth family papers and histories
Jace Packer
2017 July 18
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States