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Irene M. Bates papers

Identifier: MSS 1861

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, speeches, essays, and periodicals. Much of the materials deal with Bates's historical studies and writings, including the production of the film Reflections. Also included is an autobiographical sketch by Edward Wootton, Bates's father. Materials date from between 1958 and 1981.


  • 1958-1981


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

Biographical History

Irene M. Bates (born 1921) is a Mormon woman writer.

Irene M. Bates was born in 1921 in Manchester, England to Edward and Lily Wootton. She married William Bates on June 14, 1941, and in 1955 they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1967 they emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, and later moved to California. Bates studied sociology and history at the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the school.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mr. and Mrs. William Bates; 1983.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).

Register of Irene M. Bates papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 7
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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