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Lydia S. Clawson postcards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7083

Scope and Contents note

Contains postcards sent to the Clawson family, postcards sent by the Clawson family, greeting cards, and other related correspondence. Some of the postcards in the collection were left blank, while in others the sender or recipient is unidentified. The collection is divided into three separate categories. These include postcards from the Clawson family, postcards from friends of the Clawson family, and blank postcards. The postcards date from 1908 to 1918.


  • 1908-1918


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 Lydia S. Clawson postcards must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Lydia Spencer Clawson was born 13 November 1860 to Daniel Spencer and Mary Jane Cutcliffe. On 29 March 1883 she married Rudger Clawson as a plural wife. They had nine children. Lydia, Rudger, and their family served in Europe together when Rudger was called to serve as the mission president of the European mission in 1910. Lydia died 1 February 1941.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection contains incoming postcards to the Clawson family and outgoing postcards from the Clawson family, dated 1908 to 1918.

Other Finding Aids note

More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Register of Lydia S. Clawson postcards
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
1 July 2009
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