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Norma Jean Wright Trietsch platters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 4197

Scope and Contents note

Nine platters and two platter patterns printed on glossy cardboard. Platters, each 14 by 14 inches, depict Aztec art, California themes, astrology signs, sports car logos, early American coins and tropical themes. Each fired in 24 K Gold and Black Ceramic Enamel, with some coral, turquoise and white colors.

Tags that came with the Aztec plates give a little history on Heran Cortez and the Aztecs, then say: Modern archaeological excavations, near Mexico City, reveal pyramids identified with those in Egypt, an art of the highest culture, so that today more and more people realize that this art was NOT created by savages.BAND ATOP GLASS: The divine footprint on a Teotihuatecan vase, (of Quetzalcoatl, the Redeemer who visited these people at the time of Christ and influenced their way of life.MEDALLION – Like design: The center of the AZTEC Calendar by which the ancient people measured time more accurately than we do today. The Early American Coins plate came with a tag as well. It says, Westmark Glass. Early American Coins by Norma Jean Wright. THIS DESIGN carries these six authentic Early American coins, and one 1925 coin: 1616 Sommer Island Shilling (First coin made for America: shown in its irregular hand-made form). 1737 Three-pence I AM A GOOD COPPER – VALUE ME AS YOU PLEASE. 1787 Fugio or Franklin Cent (First coin issued by U. S. Government) MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS – WE ARE ONE. 1866 – Two-Cent; 1863 – Three-Cent; 1867 – Nickel; 1925 – California Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Half Dollar.


  • circa 1930-1990


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Norma Jean Wright Trietsch platters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Norma Jean Wright Trietsch was born February 13, 1909 to John Alfred Wright and Louisa Ann Staples. She was a free-lance merchandising expert. She died August 8, 1989 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.


1 oversize box (1.75 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



9 platters and two platter patterns on cardboard, dated circa 1930-1990.

Custodial History note

Donated by Norma Jean Wright Trietsch in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Norma Jean Wright Trietsch; 1980.

Appraisal note

LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 30 July 2007.

Register of Norma Jean Wright Trietsch platters
H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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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