Ora Pate Stewart papers
Scope and Contents
- approximately 1881-1995
- Stewart, Ora Pate, 1910-1990 (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Other than the incorporation of fair-use excerpts into published scholarly work, no part of the Ora Pate Stewart Archives may be published without the prior written approval Ora Pate Stewart's family.
Ora Pate Stewart was born August 23, 1910 in Teton Basin, Idaho, to Ezra Greenwood and Ada Rosella Sharp Pate. She married Robert W. Stewart on October 13, 1935 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (later solemnized in the Logan temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint). Her husband was in the Air Force and they lived in 38 states during his career. They had four sons and two daughters together. Her writing career began very young, as she wrote her first song at age four, story at age seven, verses at age nine, and published at age ten. During her life she wrote twenty-nine books, fourteen of which became bestsellers, four poetry books, and composed more than two-hundred pieces of music. As if this does not attest to her ability as an accomplished writer, her books have been translated into as many as seventeen languages. She received many awards and honors, including (but not limited to): Best Book in 1946; first runner-up in California Mother of the Year; first woman invited to speak at the Westminster Abbey; she was honored at the White House by four different presidents; she served as the Biblical advisor to Cecil B. DeMille on the Ten Commandments; and received seven honorary doctorates. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she served three ecclesiastical missions in the Eastern United States, England, and Michigan. She died February 10, 1990 and was interred in the Provo City Cemetery.
9 cartons (9 linear ft.)
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Register of Ora Pate Stewart papers
- Karen Glenn and Melissa Cowles, student processors, and John M. Murphy, curator
- 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.