Skip to main content

A. E. Cannon papers

Identifier: MSS 9262

Scope and Contents

Contains materials produced by the author A. E. Cannon. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of A. E. Cannon. Correspondence regards both professional work and personal life. Includes manuscripts of various A. E. Cannon works along with revision notes. Also includes articles produced by A. E. Cannon or which reference her and her work. Emphasizes Cannon's various publications for children and young readers. Materials dated 1980 to 1997.


  • 1980-1997


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 A. E. Cannon papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

A. E. Cannon (1956-) is an author in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ann Edwards was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 30, 1956. She attended Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English teaching in 1978. In 1985, she graduated with a master's degree in English, also from Brigham Young University. A. E. married Kenneth L. Cannon, with whom she attended university, and they have five children together. A. E. Cannon has published fiction and nonfiction in a variety of regional and national magazines. She has also authored award-winning books for young readers from preschoolers to young adults. Cannon has taught creative writing and children’s literature at Westminster College and Brigham Young University. She previously wrote a column for the Deseret News but now writes for the Salt Lake Tribune. Cannon also leads discussions sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council’s Public Square program. Occasionally, Cannon teaches creative writing classes and works as a bookseller at King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. Cannon currently resides in Salt Lake City with her husband.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. A. E. Cannon correspondence, 1980-1997. 2. A. E. Cannon literary manuscripts, approximately 1992-1997. 3. A. E. Cannon articles, approximately 1987-1997.

Custodial History

Donated by A. E. Cannon in approximately 1997. Transferred to current repository in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; A. E. Cannon; approximately 1997.

Transferred; February 2019.


LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Collection Development Policy II.B.5.IV, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Davies, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of A. E. Cannon papers
Megan Davies, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator
2019 April 15
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