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Octave F. Ursenbach papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3319

Scope and Contents

The collection contains (1) five scrapbooks belonging to Octave Frederick Ursenbach; (2) the Ursenbach family newsletter "Oak Leaves and Acorns" (1973-1987); and (3) miscellaneous Ursenbach family material. The first two boxes contain Octave F. Ursenbach's scrapbooks, and the last box contains the family newsletters and miscellaneous Ursenbach family material.


  • 1893-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical history

Octave Frederick Ursenbach was born 26 October 1870, son of Octave Ursenbach and Eliza Durrant. He was a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as a high councilor; president of the French Mission, 1934-1939; and patriarch of the South Los Angeles Stake beginning in 1940. He is the author of "The Quest" and four other books. He was a resident of Morgan, Utah; Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 1910-1923; and Los Angeles, California, beginning in 1923. He died 4 May 1951.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

This material was found in the Maureen Ursenbach Beecher donation. Prior to becoming part of the donor's research files, the provenance is not known.


LDS scholarship and historiography (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.III, 2007).

Related Materials

Box 1 and 2 are located in the Photo Archives.

Register of Octave F. Ursenbach papers
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 27
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