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Helen Free VanderBeek publications, approximately 1979-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6224 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains newspapers from Eastern Idaho that VanderBeek wrote articles for, including the Latter-day Trumpet and the Idaho Farm news for most of the year of 1980. All copies of the paper in this collection contain an article written by LaRae Kerr. Cassette tapes of various holidays, talks, radio programs done by VanderBeek, memorial services, and others. Documents gathered by VanderBeek. Dated approximately 1979-2001.


  • approximately 1979-2001


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 Helen Free VanderBeek papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Helen Free VanderBeek was born in 1944. She graduated from Brigham Young Academy High School in 1962. She received a scholarship to Brigham Young University where she attended and received her BA in Clothing and Textiles in 1966. In 1970, she received a BA in English from Brigham Young University. In 1991, she received a BA from Brigham Young University-Idaho in General Studies. Helen later went on to receive her Master's degree in Education from Idaho State University-Pocatello in 1993. She married Ronald Vanderbeek, and they had three children, but were later divorced. After her divorce, she married Walter Kerr. She has written several columns, her first column appearing in the Idaho Farm News. She was an adjunct professor at Ricks College and published a column there too. She also authored a book called "Find Your Actual, Factual Ancestors: A Genealogy Journey in 8 Steps."


2 folders

1 half box

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