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James B. Robinson collection on Ab Jenkins and the Mormon Meteor

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7761

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, photographs, reports, and blueprints, pertaining to Ab Jenkins' speed runs on the Bonneville Salt Flats with his car the Mormon Meteor.

Dates

  • 1935-1940

Creator

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 James B. Robinson records on Ab Jenkins and the Mormon Meteor must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

James B. Robinson was an engineer who helped Ab Jenkins with his Mormon Meteor.

James B. Robinson was born August 25, 1905. He graduated from Cornell University in 1929. After graduating, he worked as an engineer for Kendall Oil, and helped Ab Jenkins with the design of the Mormon Meteor. He married Louise Treat. James died February 13, 2006.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Materials were left in their original order.

Custodial History

Purchased from Dale Vargason in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Dale Vargason; 2009.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.) The James B. Robinson records on Ab Jenkins and the Mormon Meteor show the perceptions of Mormonism during the 1930's, and helps us to better understand LDS Church history.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
Title
Register of the James B. Robinson records on Ab Jenkins and the Mormon Meteor
Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Date
2011 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States