Mary Stovall Richards collection of family papers
Scope and Contents
- Richards, Mary Stovall, 1951- (Collector, Person)
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Mary Luella Merza Young Goulding was born on October 31, 1880 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Luella Lucy Cobb and John Willard Young. She lived in Utah until 1905, when she moved to Southampton, Hampshire, UK. She immigrated back to the United States in 1909 through New York, before marrying Howard Oliver MacNeal Goulding on November 23, 1909 in Wheaton, DuPage, Illinois. After they were married, they moved to New York City where Mary Young Victoria Goulding was born in 1912. By 1920, the family had moved to Salt Lake City. They relocated to Chicago in 1929, where they lived for the next few decades.
Goulding died January 11, 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mary Elizabeth Stovall Richards was born on July 15, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to Max Lee and Victoria Goulding Stovall. She grew up in Greenville, Mississippi. In 1973, she graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a bachelor in history and a teaching certificate; and graduated with her masters and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago with a Doctor of Philosophy in American History in 1983. From 1983-1991, Richards worked as an assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University. She also worked as the Director of Women’s Research Institute at Brigham Young University from 1983-1988. In 1991, she became an associate professor of history. While at BYU she taught courses on Southern history and literature, family history, and the Progressive Era. Richards also worked as a member of the editorial board of Family Perspective, the Utah Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, the Southern History Association, the Southern Association of Women Historians, and the Mormon History Association Kappa Phi. On June 5, 1991, Richards married Paul Chipman Richards. Richards retired from the university in 2013.
She married Max Lee Stovall on May 19, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. They had one child, Mary Stovall Richards in 1951. They moved to Greenville, Mississippi in the early 1950s, where Stovall was active in the Greenville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Due to declining health, she moved to Orem, Utah in 1999 to be with her daughter and son-in-law.
Stovall passed away in Orem, Utah on June 19, 2008.
8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
2 oversize folders (0.40 linear ft.)
2 oversize folders (0.20 linear ft.)
1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Mary Stovall Richards; 2018
Processed; Lettie Burton, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Fine Arts
- Goulding, Mary Luella Merza Young, 1880-1965
- Home and Family
- Mormons -- Illinois -- Social life and customs
- Papers (Documents)
- Performing Arts
- Programs (Publications)
- Richards, Mary Stovall, 1951-
- Social Life and Customs
- Stovall family
- Stovall, Victoria Goulding, 1912-2008
- Register of Mary Stovall Richards collection of family papers
- Peter Hoyt and John M. Murphy
- 2013 September 3
- 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.