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Eric A. Eliason papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7914

Scope and Contents

Collection includes research, drafts, correspondence, photographs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, slides, zip disk and other materials collected by Eliason related to his research and travels. Topics include Mormon Pioneer Day celebrations in the western United States, Russia's "Mormons," foxhunting in Great Britain, J. Golden Kimball, and Saba lace production. Also includes a notebook and ephemera related to Eliason's service as a missionary and as a military chaplain. Materials date from between 1994 and 2008.


  • 1994-2008


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 the Eric Eliason papers must be obtained from the Supervior of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Eric A. Eliason (1967- ) is an ethnographer in Utah.

Eric Alden Eliason was born in Okinawa, Japan, the son of Can and LeAnn Eliason. Married to Stephanie Smith, they have four children, Shelby, Caleb, Noah, and Samuel. A professor of English at Brigham Young University, Eliason received a B.A. in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 1992. He also earned an M.A. in anthropology in 1995 and a PhD in American Studies in 1997; both from the University of Texas at Austin.


5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available in repository.

Custodial History

Given to Special Collections by Eric Eliason, a current faculty member and creator of the collection, in installments in 2015 an 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Eric A. Eliason; 2015-2016.


Papers of a folklorist associated with Brigham Young University (Wilson Folklore Archives collection development policy, 3.D, 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Student Manuscript Processor McKinley Griffin; January 15 2015.

Register of Eric A. Eliason papers
Kristi Young
2011 September 28
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