Henrichsen family papers
Scope and Contents
Contains photocopies of E.C. Christensen's diary, play, autograph book, and family photographs. Also contains articles by other family members about E.C.'s life, his pottery business, and family history. Diary about E.C.'s later life is handwritten (1917-1926) and includes transcription. E.C. wrote a play entitled "Det Forste Store Drama" of which a complete version was published on his mission in 1905 and a photocopy included in this collection. The photography, circa 1870-1900, represents Provo Knight Woolen Mills, Blacksmith Shop, Brass Band, Henrichsen residence, pottery, and family portraits (photocopies and prints). Articles and secondary sources were written by Lynn and Kirk Henrichsen and Paul C. Singleton.
- approximately 1868-1990
- Henrichsen, Kirk (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Original items Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Transcripts open for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Henrichsen family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
E. C. Henrichsen (1847-1930) was a Danish convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a prosperous Utah potter, and a local Church leader. He immigrated in 1871 to the United States, and with his brother, August, established the Provo Pottery Company in 1874. He served two missions for the Church, the first to Denmark and Norway in 1869 and the second to Norway from 1903-1906, where he served as mission president.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2026.xml
The collection was donated by two branches of the family first in 1995 and the second in 2001. Much of the collection was created and kept by Erik C. Henrichsen. They were later in the possession of Henrichsen's third child and first son, Ernest C. Henrichsen, then Ernest's oldest son, Clifton E. Henrichsen. The last owner was Clifton's oldest son, Gerald Henrichsen, who donated portions of this collection to BYU. A second group of materials (mainly materials created in the 1920s) came through another line, beginning with one of the senior Henrichsen sons Ernest Christian Henrichsen, his grandsons Lynn and Kirk Henrichsen donated this material.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Lynn Henrichsen, Kirk B. Henrichsen, and Gerald Henrichsen; 2002.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Scandinavia--History
- Drama -- 20th century
- Histories (Literary works)
- Material Types
- Mormon missionaries -- Scandinavia -- History
- Mormons -- Utah -- Provo -- History
- Pottery -- Utah -- Provo -- History -- Sources
- Provo (Utah) -- History
- Henrichsen, Kirk (Person)
- Henrichsen, Lynn E. (Person)
- Henrichsen, Erick Christian, 1847-1930 (Person)
- Register of Henrichsen family papers
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 22
- 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.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States