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Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3961

Scope and Contents

Contains the journals and a scrapbook of the Palmer family and their ancestors. Includes an electronic copy of the journals of Moroni Palmer, who served as a mission president for the LDS church, as well as other various Palmer family histories. Materials dated 1929-2014.


  • 1929-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1929-1945


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 Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel (1930-) is a family historian and genealogist.

Norma Ruth Palmer was born July 2, 1930, in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Arlo Veslin Palmer and Zina Pearl Heninger. After attending Glendale Junior College in California for one year, she transferred to Brigham Young University. She married Harvey Blankenagel on September 17, 1951, in a civil marriage in Rosemary, Alberta, Canada. Norma and Harvey Blankenagel had five children and lived most of their lives in Moab, Utah, where Norma taught school.

Blankenagel currently resides in Southern Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections by Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel in 2007.

Addendum donated by Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel; 2007.

Donated; Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel; 2014.


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

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Norma Ruth Palmer Blankenagel collection
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 26
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