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Laura Ellen Alley autobiography

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Identifier: MSS 2623

Scope and Contents

Typed autobiography. Laura Ellen Alley was born in 1923 in Bancroft, Idaho. She served as a nurse in the McCaw General Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington, at the end of World War II.


  • 2000


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Laura Ellen Alley must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Laura Ellen Alley (1923-2019) was a nurse and Associate Professor of nursing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Laura Ellen Alley was born February 19, 1923 in Bancroft, Idaho to parents Henrietta Johnson and George Alley. She obtained her nursing degree from the LDS Hospital School of Nursing during the World War II years, and went on to obtain a B.S.N. degree and a M.S.N. degree from the University of Utah. She began a career in the nursing profession when serving in the Army Nurse Corps from 1945-1946, during World War II. Her educational interests were varied over the course of her carreer, and she worked in areas ranging from pediatic topics to consulting and service for gerontology clinics. Alley also worked as in the position of Assitant Director of the LDS Hosptial, and as an Associate Professor of Nursing at Brigham Young University. Widely known for her skills, she was recognized by the Utah Nurses Association for her outstanding work in nursing education.

She was an active and beloved member of her community and family circle. Alley passed away on June 28, 2019 in Salt Lake County, Utah.


1 item (4 pages)

Custodial History

This Item was donated to Special Collections by Patricia Rushton in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Patricia Rushton; 2003.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).

Register of Laura Ellen Alley
Rose Frank
8 April 2011
Description rules
Language of description
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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