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Marylee Mitcham papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2771

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between Mitcham and publishers and friends, photographs of her, and newspaper clippings of her achievements. Also includes books and drafts of books, such as Blacktime Song by Rosalie Wolfe, compiled by Marylee Mitcham. Dated 1943-2010.


  • 1943-2010


Conditions Governing Access

Donor restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Marylee Mitcham papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Marylee Mitcham (born 1943) is a Mormon author in Colorado.

Marylee Daniel was born April 4, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the only child of Phyllis Robinson Daniel and Hugh McCall Daniel. She married Carl Mitcham on March 26, 1965, and they had four children. She also attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating in English literature in 1967. A member of the Catholic Church, she and her husband lived in a small religious community in Kentucky between 1972 and 1982. During this time she began writing short stories, articles, poems, and book reviews, and in 1976 published An Accidental Monk : Her Domestic Search for God. She became a registered nurse and later an acupuncturist. In 1989 she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her husband moved to Colorado in 1999, where they currently reside.

Biographical History

Carl Mitcham (born 1941) is an author and humanities educator in Colorado.

Carl Mitcham was born September 20, 1941 in Dallas, Texas to J. T. Mitcham and Betty Clapp. He married Marylee Daniel on March 26, 1965, and they had four children. Mitcham pursued his education at the University of Colorado, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1966 and a masters in 1969. He later earned a Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1988.

Mitcham taught at a number of institutions during the course of his career, including Berea College (1970-1972), St. Catherine College (1972-1982), Brooklyn Polytechnic University (1982-1989), and Pennsylvania State University (1989-1999). In 1999 he took a position at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has been involved in issues surrounding the ethics of technology. He also serves as a faculty affiliate with Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, as Hans Jonas chair of European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland, and co-founded New Directions: Science, Humanities, Policy.


15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)

3 oversize folders (1.35 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Marylee Mitcham in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marylee Mitcham; 2003.


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

Mitcham is a Latter-day Saint author.

Processing Information

Processed; Garrett Schroath, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.

Additional two folders processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Material added and finding aid updated; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Marylee Mitcham papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 11
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