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I remember when

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2983

Scope and Contents

Autobiography details memories of his childhood in Salt Lake County, Utah; church service, including a Latter-day Saint Mission to the Central States, 1937-1939; attendance at BYU; service in the U.S. Navy during World War II; marriage; teaching LDS seminary in Logan and Salt Lake City, Utah; teaching LDS institute at University of Alberta (Canada) and Southern Utah University; employment at BYU; service as president of the Southwest Indian Mission; and service as president of Hawaii Temple Visitors' Center. Also contains significant information about his wife, Martha Afton Harris, their children, and other family members; and includes photographic images. Autobiographical sketch is included of his mother, Edith Mae Martin. Also inclues biographical sketches of his father, Ernest William Felt; grandfather, David Pile Felt; and great-grandparents, Mary Louise Pile, Nathaniel Henry Felt, and George Speirs.


  • 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 I remember when must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Paul E. Felt served in the following capacities at Brigham Young University: student body president, 1941-1942; student coordinator, 1957-1962; director of Indian Affairs, 1963-1971; College of Religion teacher, 1974-1981; and director of Israel semester abroad, 1980.


1 item (345 p.)(0.15 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Paul E. Felt passed away on 9 February 1999. His widow, Afton, gave a copy of his personal history to Brian Reeves on 9 March 1999, in response to the latter's request for documentation on Paul's life. The Archives previously received a copy of 13 pages from this autobiography (A98-208); the 13 pages were discarded.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; M. Afton Felt; 1999.


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

Register of I remember when
Benajmin Sipes
2010 December 17
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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