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Amanda Christina Kempe Hastings collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2387

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.

Dates

  • 1870-1940

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 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.

Biographical History

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.

Extent

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement note

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.

Appraisal note

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.

Title
Register of the Amanda Christina Kempe Hastings collection
Status
Completed
Author
Dr. David J. Whittaker & Emily Schaffner
Date
2002
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.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States