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Ernest and Oneta Lichfield memoirs

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Identifier: MSS 9315

Scope and Contents

DVD contains materials pertaining to the lives of William Ernest and Oneta Bunnell Lichfield compiled by their granddaughter Cara Nmi Trullo. It includes interviews detailing their childhoods in Utah, time spent living in Iran, Ernest's mission in Norway, Ernest's career as an engineer, and their membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It also talks about time Ernest spent as a pilot in the United States Air Force. This memoir spans 1931 to 2011, from the beginning of their lives until their retirement, and includes scanned photos from their earlier years. Dated


  • 2011


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 Ernest and Oneta Lichfield memoirs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Cara Nmi Trullo (1981) is the granddaughter of Ernest William Lichfield.

Cara Nmi Trullo was born in Colorado on the July 5, 1981. She attended and graduated from Brigham Young University. She is the mother of two children and is married to David Price. She is the granddaughter of Ernest and Oneta Lichfield.

Biographical History

E. W. Lichfield (1931-2020) was an engineer and a pioneer in the field of atmospheric balloon research and weather forecasting.

Ernest William Lichfield was born in Provo, Utah in the year 1931. He served a Latter-day Saint mission for two-and-a-half years in Norway then returned home to study engineering at Brigham Young University. While there he met and married Oneta Bunnell Lichfield. After his time at BYU he worked as an engineer for Lockhead in Burbank, California and as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He was the inventor of Global Horizontal Sounding Technique (GHOST) balloon apparatus for upper-level atmospheric data collection and was employed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Biographical History

Oneta Bunnell Lichfield (1934- ) was the wife of Ernest William Lichfield.

Oneta Bunnel Lichfield was born in Treemonton, Utah, in 1934. She spent her young adulthood living in Iran where her parents were teachers. When she returned home she attended Brigham Young University on a scholarship and married Ernest William Lichfield.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Collected by Cara Nmi Trullo, granddaughter of Ernest William and Oneta Lichfield, and donated to the L Tom Perry Special Collections February 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Cara Nmi Trullo; February 2019.


20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana (Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history, II,B,5,VI, 2016).


Copy of disk was included in folder.


Title on DVD label: Six more summers: The memoirs of Ernest William Lichfield and Oneta Bunnell Lichfield.

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of Ernest and Oneta Lichfield memoirs
Grace Bithell
2019 May 9
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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