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Sterling E. Beesley collection of Mormon church music

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6838

Scope and Contents note

A collection of photocopies of 19th century LDS church music, including the original hymn book, and music written by Eliza R. Snow. Most of the sheet music contains handwritten notes. Dated 1991.


  • 1991


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 Sterling E. Beesley collection of Mormon church music must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Sterling E. Beesley was the grandson of Ebenezer Beesley, a former conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He was born June 23, 1911 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah to Alvin Augustus Beesley and Ruby Ross Pratt. He married Mary Phyllis Foulger on December 26, 1936 in Salt Lake City. Beesley died November 13, 1994.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th century LDS church music, photocopied by Sterling E. Beesley, 1991.

Custodial History note

Donated by Sterling E. Beesley in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Sterling E. Beesley; 1991.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 4 May 2009.

Register of Sterling E. Beesley collection of Mormon church music
Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
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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