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Winnifred C. and Stuart B. Jardine papers

Identifier: MSS 5972

Scope and Contents

Contains primarily the personal papers of Winnifred C. Jardine, including correspondence between family and friends, cookbooks authored by her and others, journals, notes, recipe clippings, and photographs of the Jardine family. Also includes research and history Winnifred collected and wrote about Virginia F. Cutler, a scholar and professor of home economics. Also includes some papers from the military service and career of Winnifred’s husband, Stuart B. Jardine. Dated 1908-2013.


  • 1908-2013


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Privacy restricted until 2045. Permission to access materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Winnifred C. and Stuart B. Jardine papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Winnifred Cannon Jardine (1919-2015) was writer, food editor, and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Winnifred Cannon Jardine was born to Clawson Young Jardine and Winnifred Morrell on November 14, 1919. They moved to Iowa in 1930 where her father worked for Iowa State University. She graduated from that same university in 1941 with a degree in technical journalism and minor in nutrition. After test-marketing new products and working on a radio cook show, she became engaged to Stuart Jardine on August 19, 1945, who was then in the United States Navy. They were married and moved to Salt Lake City, where in 1948 she started working for the Deseret News. She had four children and retired from being the paper’s food editor in 1984. She served as a member of the Utah Nutrition Counsel and president of the Utah Home Economics Association. She and her husband served a mission in Canada around 1982-1984. In May 1999, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of family and consumer food sciences by Utah State University.

Biographical / Historical

Stuart B.ryson Jardine (1917-2013) served in the United States Navy during World War II, and became an avid runner later in his life.

Stuart Jardine was born on May 31, 1917 in Bountiful, Utah to Frank Jardine and Ada Frances Bryson. He attended the University of Utah, and he served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Winnifred Jardine on January 29, 1946, in the Salt Lake City Temple. He worked as a life insurance agent, and developed a love for running later in his life. From ages 59 to 70, he ran marathons, and ran a leg of the Olympic Torch relay in 1996 for the Atlanta Games. Stuart died on February 18, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


12 boxes (6 linear ft.)

15 cartons (15 linear ft.)

6 oversize folders (0.8 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in five series: 1. Winnifred C. correspondence, 1944-2007. 2. Winnifred C. Jardine books, 1950-1995. 3. Winnifred C. and journals, 1952-2007. 4. Winnifred C. and Stuart B. Jardine personal papers, 1908-2013. 5. Winnifred C. papers on Virginia F. Cutler, 1978-1993.

Custodial History

Donated by Winnifred C. Jardine in 2008. Donated by the Jardine family in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Winnifred C. Jardine; 2008. Donated; Jardine family; 2015.


LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 2007).

Related Materials

See also the Clawson Y. Cannon Sr. oral history interview (MSS OH 171), and the Clawson Young Cannon papers (MSS 1546).

Processing Information

Processed; Cynthia Ann Smith; February 2009. Addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen; 2013.

Addition processed; Erin Owens; 2015.

Revisions, and updates made to collection; Meghan Hoesch and Kate Bradley, student manuscript processors, and John Murphy, Curator; 2019.

Register of Winnifred C. and Stuart B. Jardine papers
Cynthia Ann Smith; Meghan Hoesch and Kate Bradley, student manuscript processors
2009 February
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States