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Maureen Ursenbach Beecher personal papers, approximately 1972-1996

 Series — Carton: 20
Identifier: MSS 1979 Series 7

Scope and Contents

Contains personal files of Beecher, including weekly planners from 1973-1996, music from the ward choir, financial and retirement information, personal awards, and printed documents. Also includes news clippings relating to Beecher and her work with the church and Brigham Young University, cards, programs, invitations, and personal correspondence. Also contains a paper weight honoring the 50th anniversary of the Church News, circa 1972-1996.


  • approximately 1972-1996


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Privacy restricted until 2087. Permission to view 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 Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher (born 1935) was an English professor and research historian in Utah.

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher was born March 19, 1935 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Charles Ursenbach and Lucile Harvey. In 1958 she left to serve in the Swiss-Austrian Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held the positions of editor and senior research associate of the History Division of the Church from 1972 to 1980. From 1981 to 1997, she served as a research historian for the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History as well as an associate professor and professor of English. She retired to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1997.


1 carton

Language of Materials



Arranged topically by student processor.

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States