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Helen E. Armstrong Young papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8380

Scope and Contents

Materials include copies of letters from Jon A. Hellstrom, Joseph Angell Moses (J.A.) Young, and John Swensen to Helen E. Armstrong Young in the years 1874, 1875, and 1891 respectively. Included are copies of a 1916 death certificate for J.A. Young (Helen's son), a death certificate for Helen from 1939, as well as Helen's obituary. Included with the copies of John Swensen's letter is a transcription of the same letter and copies of the envelope it came in. Dated 1874-1939.


  • 1874-1939


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 Helen E. Armstrong Young papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Helen E. Armstrong Young (1856-1939) was a Latter-day Saint pioneer, teacher, librarian, and member of stake Relief Society and Mutual Improvement Association boards.

Helen Eldredge Armstrong Young was born on January 17, 1856, in Salt Lake City to parents Agnes Smith Parker and William Babbit. In 1858, she moved with her mother to Ephraim, Utah, and lived there the majority of her life. In 1890 she married Brigham Young, Jr. and they had one son named Joseph Angell Moses (J.A.) Young, who died in 1916. Armstrong Young also raised her nephew as her own child when his mother died. She was active in the community, having jobs such as a pioneer school teacher and telegraph operator in various Utah cities, teacher to the Indians at Washakie, and the librarian of Snow College in Ephraim. She was also involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving on the stake boards of the Relief Society, Mutual Improvement Association, and was active in the work of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

She died in Ephraim, Utah, on April 22, 1939.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Custodial history unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition unknown.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).


Located in box 601

Processing Information

Processed; Zoë Brimhall, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.

Register of Helen E. Armstrong Young papers
Zoë Brimhall
2014 February 06
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