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Marilyn McMeen Miller Brown papers

Identifier: MSS 3285

Scope and Contents

Collection consists primarily of Brown's correspondence, and notes, dated approximately 2002 to 2003, regarding her work prior to the publication of the novel of Richard Dutcher's film Brigham City. Also contains notes and manuscript drafts of Brown's novels, dated approximately 1997 to 2007, and her email correspondence with the Association of Mormon Letters, dated 2002 to 2004.


  • approximately 1997-2007


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Marilyn McMeen Miller Brown, born 1938, is a writer from the Utah Valley area. She graduated from Brigham Young University with BA and MA degrees in creative writing. She also earned an MFA degree from the University of Utah in 1992. She has published over a dozen novels, several poetry books, and two musical plays. She worked as an editor for Brigham Young University Press, a freshman English Teacher, and a manager of her own publishing company. She and her husband Bill are co-founders of the Villa Institute of the Performing Arts in Springville, Utah, established in 1996. She has raised one child of her own and five step-children.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Marilyn Brown in 2006 and 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marilyn Brown; 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marilyn Brown; 2006.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (21st century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Jon Farrell; 2006.

Processing Information

Processed; Eli Allen; November 2021.

  • Four novels: The Rosefields of Zion, The Accidental Goodbye, Waking in Tombstone, and Fires of Jerusalem, (two copies each)
Register of Marilyn McMeen Miller Brown papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 October 11
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