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Cornell Taylor Christensen diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230309459]
Identifier: MSS SC 1173

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary begun as an autobiography covering the years 1910-1931 and continuing as a diary from 1931 to 1936. It ends with a record of his struggle with tuberculosis which ended his life in 1936 at the age of 26. A letter to Christensen from his mother fills pages 167-176. It was written the morning of his death and describes various memories she had of him.

Dates

  • 1932-1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Access

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cornell Taylor Christensen diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon, who was a student at Brigham Young University and the California Institute of Technology.

Extent

1 item (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC1173.xml

Custodial History

Donated by Harold Christensen in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Harold Christensen; 1984.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Title
Register of the Cornell Taylor Christensen diary
Status
Completed
Author
Patsy Shin Hernandez
Date
2010 August 2
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