Amanda Christina Kempe Hastings collection
Scope and Contents note
Collection is made up of diaries, account books, and letters kept by Hastings between 1898 and 1940. Also included are several newspaper clippings pertaining to family history, important events, or submissions to the paper by Hastings.
- Hastings, Amanda Christina Kempe, 1871-1941 (Creator, Person)
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 the Amanda Christina Kempe Hastings collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Amanda Christina Kempe Hastings (1871-1941) was a Mormon woman in Arizona.
Amanda Christina Kempe was born July 15, 1871 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Christopher Jensen (whose name was changed to Kempe upon immigration from Denmark) and Anne Jonsdatter. Amanda married Joseph Hastings in 1902, and subsequently moved to Arizona. The couple had five children. The marriage did not last, however, and a divorce was granted to Amanda in 1919 on grounds of desertion and non-support. Amanda lived in Arizona until her death in 1941.
1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
This collection is made up of diaries, account books, and letters kept by Amanda Hastings between 1898-1940. Also included are several newspaper clippings pertaining to family history, important events, or submissions to the paper by Amanda Hastings.
Arranged according to genre, and chronologically within genre. For instance, all diaries have been placed in a single folder, ordered based upon which has the earliest entry. The same holds true for account books, newspaper articles, and correspondence.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2387.xml
Custodial History note
Collection was donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Douglas M. Maready in August 2002. He acquired the material from family members of Amanda Hastings. The family gave him the material as a result of his researching and writing a biography of Amanda and with the understanding that it be donated to Brigham Young University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Douglas M. Maready; August 2002.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
This collection is a demonstration of the history of Utah and Arizona and its financial impacts on its residents.
Amanda's diaries are unusual because they chronicle the life of a single mother and her children through the pre-Depression and Depression years. She also keeps detailed account records of household expenditures which provide insights into the economic situation of her time.
Processing Information note
Processed; Dr. David J. Whittaker & Emily Schaffner; 2002.
- Register of the Amanda Christina Kempe Hastings collection
- Dr. David J. Whittaker & Emily Schaffner
- 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.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008