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Willard Richards and Florence Grant Smith oral histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6813

Scope and Contents note

Oral histories of Willard Richards Smith and Florence Grant Smith, transcribed by Kathleen Hughes. Collection includes seven audio cassettes and an accompanying container list, an edited transcript, an original transcript, a final version complete with table of contents and footnotes, a final, bound transcript, and a page of genealogical information on Willard and Florence. The tapes were recorded from reels recorded between 1963 to 1971, and the transcripts were edited and bound in 1993 by Willard C. Smith.

Dates

  • 1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from oral histories of Willard Richards and Florence Grant Smith must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Willard Richards Smith was born November 20, 1884 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph Fielding Smith and Sarah Ellen Richards. He and his wife Florence had six children. Willard died September 11, 1972 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical History

Florence Grant Smith was born February 7, 1888 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Heber Jeddie Grant and Lucy Stringham. She married Willard Richards Smith February 3, 1910 in Salt Lake City. Florence died March 6, 1977 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Extent

4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Oral histories of Willard Richards and Florence Grant Smith, taken on reels from 1963 to 1971 and transcribed and edited in 1993 by Willard C. Smith.

Custodial History note

Donated by Willard C. Smith in 1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Willard C. Smith; 1994.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 28 April 2009.

Title
Register of Willard Richards and Florence Grant Smith oral histories
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
2009
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