Ida Y. Thorne diaries and other material
Scope and Contents note
Collection contains diaries, an autobiography, poetry, and family histories written by Thorne. The materials document her life and activities, including her missionary service, family life, and children. Also includes writing and notes related to the Young family. The materials date from between 1882 and 1969.
- approximately 1882-1969
- Thorne, Ida Y. (Ida Young), 1882-1969 (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ida Vilate Young Thorne papers and diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Ida Y. Thorne (1882-1969) was a librarian in Brigham City, Utah.
Ida Vilate Young Thorne was born on October 24, 1882 in Perry, Utah, to Harriet Campkin and Thomas Young. She was able to attend the Salt Lake Temple dedication on April 12, 1893. She served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Midwest, particularly in St. Louis and Independence, Missouri, from 1909 to 1911. In 1912 she was called to be the librarian of the Box Elder Stakes M. I. A. Library in Brigham City. She attended the first library training course in Utah during the summer of 1912. She became librarian of Box Elder High School in 1913, while working at the city library in the afternoons. She married Milton Jeferson Thorne on April 8,1914. He had three children from a previous marriage, and together Ida and Milton had four children. All seven children were raised as her own. During her life she was an avid journal writer. Thorne died on December 16, 1969 at age 87.
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
This collection contains the manuscript of "The Life and Times of Ida Vilate Young Thorne" and other writings of Ida Vilate Young Thorne, including her fifteen diaries, 1882-1969.
Custodial History note
Donated by Marlowe D. Thorn in 1991. Some materials previously managed separately as the Ida Y. Thorne papers (MSS 3928), but were integrated into the collection in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Marlowe D. Thorn; 1991.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts because of Thorne's residence in western America and her membership in the Mormon Church.
Processing Information note
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Home and Family
- Material Types
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon women -- Poetry
- Mormon women -- Utah -- Diaries
- Mormon women missionaries -- Middle West -- Diaries
- Relief Society
- Social Life and Customs
- Thorne family
- Thorne, Ida Y. (Ida Young), 1882-1969 -- Diaries
- Young family
- Register of Ida Y. Thorne diaries and other material
- In Progress
- Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
- 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.