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Life of Mildred Potter Bunnell

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2526

Scope and Contents

Contains a copy of both Bunnell's diary and her father's journal (George Melbourne Potter) from 1905 to 1994. History details her birth, early years, her return to the United States, her life as a grandmother, her travels, and the passing of her husband. Also included is a short history of Bunnell's life after 1994 until she died in 2001. Contains her patriachal blessing. Photographs show Bunnell, family members, family house, scenes from Iran, and family reunions. Included are educational certificates and obituary. This work was transcribed by a granddaughter, Caro Tarullo.


  • 1905-2001


Conditions Governing Access

Open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical history

Bunnel was born and raised in Idaho. In 1929 she married LeRoy Bunnell with whom she had three children. In 1952, she and her husband were asked to spend five years in the Middle East, chiefly Iran, offering agricultural services to the government and the regional farmers. In her later years, Bunnel live in Utah, and she was an active member of the LDS Church throughout her life.


1 book (151 pages)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Items were donated by Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Lichfield to the L. Tom Perry Specail Collections, Brigham Young University, in 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ernest W. & Oneta B. Lichfield, 938 S. 1100 E. (Hidden Hollow Drive) Springville, Utah 84663 Phone (801) 489-5115.


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

Register of Life of Mildred Potter Bunnell
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 4
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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