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Paula O. Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7423

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, poetry, and other printed ephemera dated from 1901 to 1957. The collection documents the life of the Ostler family.


  • 1901-1957


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 Paula O. Jones papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Paula O. Jones (1929-1998) was a librarian in Springville, Utah.

Jones was born Paula Diane Ostler on July 17, 1929 in Provo, Utah, to Lois Celventra Ostler and William Glendon Ostler. In 1948 she married William C. Jones, and settled in Utah Valley, Utah. She worked for many years in the Springville Public Library, eventually serving as director of the library. She was involved in the state library community, as well as in local organizations in Springville. She passed away on March 8, 1998.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Paula Ostler papers contains letters, photographs, and clippings that pertain to family life.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available upon request at the repository.

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Appraisal note

This collection provides information on events and family life important during the first half of the 20th century. Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information note

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

Register of Paula O. Jones papers, 1901-1957
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
25 August 2009
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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