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Charles Ludwig Olsen autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3210

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography. Olsen writes about his birth in Norway, his migration to Salt Lake City, Utah, and his life in Santaquin, Utah. He played dance music in many places in Utah and was tried by a Mormon court for inviting people to a public dance. He later settled in Salem, Utah, and continued to play his violin at dances. He travelled to many towns in Utah and Arizona. He later moved to Payson, Utah. Olsen served on a mission for the Mormon Church in Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. He became a medical doctor and worked in Brigham City and Salt Lake City, Utah.


  • approximately 1920


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 Charles Ludwig Olsen autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and immigrant to Utah.


1 item (349 p.)(0.18 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

This autobiography was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 11.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 11.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Charles Ludwig Olsen autobiography
Benjamin Sipes
2011 February 23
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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