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Mads Jorgenson autograph book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3954

Scope and Contents

Mads Jorgenson autograph book consists of autographs with photocopies on the top half of the page with typed message on the bottom.


  • 1890


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 Mads Jorgenson autograph book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

On March 24, 1890, Mads Jorgenson was sentenced to the Utah State Penitentiary for cohabitation (polygamy) by Judge Blackburn of the First District Court of Provo, Utah. He was given an autograph book (a blue plush cover with "Autographs" written and made out of silver on the cover), a present of a friend. Fellow prisoners were invited to write in the book. The following are copies of those autographs. Jenniev J. Poulson is Mads Jorgenson's granddaughter.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Jenniev J. Poulson; 1987.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Mads Jorgenson autograph book
Rose Frank
16 June 2011
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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