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Lillian H. Heil family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9191

Content Description

Contains materials relating to the life and family of Lillian H. Heil. Includes letter correspondence between Lillian H. Heil's parents Frank Harmon and Lillie Esplin, family newsletters, family reunion bulletins, and histories and poetry about Orderville, Utah. Dated approximately 1908-2017.


  • 1908-2017
  • Majority of material found within 1951-2017


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 Lillian H. Heil family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Lillian Harmon Heil (b.1927) is a former professor of elementary education at Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University Hawaii.

Lillian Harmon Heil was born on November 20, 1927 in Riverside, California to parents Frank Nelson Harmon and Lillian Esplin. She went on to marry Eugene Francis Heil on June 10, 1967, in the Saint George Utah Temple. She worked as an elementary school teacher for 13 years, then earned her masters and doctorate degrees in elementary education by 1969. Lillian Harmon Heil taught at Queens College for one year, at Brigham Young University Hawaii from 1969-1974, and taught children's literature at Brigham Young University from 1974-1969. She is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Donated by Lillian H. Heil, daughter of Lillian Esplin and Frank Nelson Harmon, in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lillian H. Heil; August 2018.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II, B, 5, IV, 2016).

Processing Information

Processed; Chelsea McNeil, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.

Register of Lilian H. Heil family papers
Chelsea McNeil
2019 January 17
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