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Lucile C. Tate papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2856

Scope and Contents

Collection includes journals dating 1933-1994, correspondence dating 1933-1943, personal records, undated genealogical materials, publications dating 1932-1996, ephemera dating 1895, photographs and audio visual materials dating 1941-1990. The collection includes materials not only relating to herself and husband, George F. Tate, but also various other members of the Tate family and friends.


  • 1938-2009


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 the Lucile C. Tate papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Lucile C. Tate was born in 1914. She attended Brigham Young University where she received a bachelor's degree with highest honors in 1964, and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi. Continuing her studies there, she was awarded a master's degree with distinction, receiving the Clark-Thomas Graduate Award. She then became a faculty member of the College of Humanities. From 1971 to 1976 she and her husband, the late George S. Tate, lived in Alexandria, Virginia, during which time she did considerable research and writing for a biography of her father. That biography,Andrew B. Christenson, Mormon Educational Pioneer was printed in 1981. She is the author of the best-selling biography, LeGrand Richards: Beloved Apostle, published in 1982, and David B. Haight: The Life Story of a Disciple published in 1987. In addition, her articles and drawings have appeared in university and Church publications. Lucile C. Tate and her husband served a mission together and were among the first workers in the Washington D. C. Temple. In addition, she has held many other positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including teacher, Relief Society president, and stake Primary president. She is the mother of four children. Lucile C. Tate died March 18, 2009.


5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

9 oversize box (6.75 linear ft.)

36 boxes (18 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged by material type.

Custodial History

Donated by the Tate family in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Tate family; 2010.


This collection provides insight into the life of Lucile C. Tate.

Collected in Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.

Register of Lucile C. Tate papers
In Progress
Kiren Dulai
2010 December 14
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States