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Sign of the sword

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8101

Scope and Contents

Contains one screenplay, written by Ruth Shinsel, called Sign of the Sword, which is about Abraham Lincoln. The interior cover says "to Bob and Ora" and has four signed names. Dated 1971.


  • 1971


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 Sign of the Sword must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth Shinsel was an LDS author and playwright and frequently researched the life and death of Abraham Lincoln.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Files maintained in original order.

Custodial History

No contract.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No contract.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)

Ruth Shinsel was an LDS author.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of Sign of the sword
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator.
15 October 2012
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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