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Heaton and Virl Lunt oral history interviews

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6810

Scope and Contents note

Twelve audio cassette tapes containing oral history interviews with Heaton and Virl Lunt, recorded between 1965-1975. The interviews discuss life in the Mormon colonies of Mexico, Arizona, and the Lunt families. Two tapes are labeled Virl Lunt's History, another two are labled Our Married Life, and the other eight are the history of Heaton Lunt.


  • 1965-1975


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 Heaton and Virl Lunt oral history interviews must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Heaton Lunt was born 7 March 1888 in Moccasin Springs, Mohave, Arizona to Henry and Sarah Ann Lunt. He moved with his family to Colonia Diaz, Mexico to live in the Mormon colonies. There he married Chlose Haws on 12 June 1910. Heaton died 19 September 1969 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.

Biographical History

Heaton Virl Lunt was born 17 August 1911 in Colonia Paheco, Chihuahua, Mexico, the firstborn to Heaton Lunt and Chloe Haws. He married Viva Jones 14 November 1931 in Virden, Hidalgo, Mexico. Virl died 3 August 1974 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



12 audio cassette tapes of oral history interviews with Heaton and Virl Lunt, 1965-1975.

Custodial History note

Donated by Sharron Lunt, the daughter of Virl Lunt, in 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Sharron Lunt; 1992.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manucripts).

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 27 April 2009.

Register of Heaton and Virl Lunt oral history interviews
Karen Glenn, student processors, and John Murphy, curator
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