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Millie Callister letters and scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7870

Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters between Millie Peterson Callister and her parents and friends, as well as scrapbooks of family newsletters, and papers pertaining to the Rotary Club. A majority of the correspondence is Christmas and birthday cards from various individuals.


  • 1948-1996


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 the Millie Callister letters and scrapbooks must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Millie Peterson was an employee of Millard County Telephone Company.

Millie Adelaide Peterson was born September 22, 1886, in Scipio, Utah, to Andreas and Adelaide Peterson. She married Thomas Clark Callister on May 17, 1906. They had five children. Millie worked for Millard County Telephone Company and was named Mother of the Year. Millie died December 10, 1980.


2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials were left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Ruthie Skousen in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ruthie Skousen; 2007.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, August 2007.)

Illustrates Mormon family life during the late 20th Century.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of the Millie Callister letters and scrapbooks
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2011 June
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