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Gates family recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7627

Scope and Contents

Collection includes Edison cylinder recordings and cassette tapes. The recordings appear to be family-oriented and include songs and stories about family members. The collection dates circa 1915.


  • 1915


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

The Gates family have strong ties to Brigham Young through Susa Young who married Jacob F. Gates. Jacob F. Gates and Susa Young had eleven children together however not all of them reached adulthood. Emma Lucy Gates Bowen and Brigham Cecil Gates were both extremely musically talented and togehter ran a touring opera company. They also had their own personal endeavors; Brigham Cecil Gates was one of the founding fathers of the LDS School of Music and Emma Lucy Gates Bowen is a noted American Opera Singer. Leah Gates went on to become a writer and married John A. Widstoe, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Franklin Gates has previously taught Chemistry but is known as a legendary figure within the early days of radio.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection has been kept in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Florence-Marie Gates Stamm in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Florence-Marie Gates Stamm; 1980.


This collection provides insight into the Gates family. Collected in 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.

Register of Gates family recordings
Kiren Dulai
2010 July 7
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