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Marilyn Curtis White papers

Identifier: MSS 9438

Scope and Contents

Collection contains research material about Keetley, Utah gathered by Marilyn Curtis White for her Master’s of History thesis at Brigham Young University. Keetley, Utah, was a small mining and agricultural town in Wasatch County, Utah, that served as a refuge for Japanese Americans who were expelled from California in 1942. Materials include oral history interviews on audiocassettes, articles, letters, and other research materials. Materials are dated 1890 to 1990. Most of the materials are photocopies collected for research purposes, including the earlier dated materials.


  • 1890-1990


Language of Materials

Contains materials in both English and Japanese.

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 use material from this collection must be obtained from the Reference Services at

Biographical History

Marilyn Curtis White was born in 1941 in Washington, D.C. She married Weston J. White, an attorney, and had eight children. She graduated from Brigham Young University for the first time in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She graduated from BYU with her master’s degree in American history in 1989. In 1994, she worked as a history consultant, history teacher, and historian in Beaumont, California. She also worked as an author, a freelance writer, a lobbyist at the Hawaii State Legislature, the editor of The Forum (a newsletter for Hana Pono), and the resource chair for the American Association of Women.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 media box (0.5 linear ft.)


Arranged in two series: 1. Marilyn Curtis White research materials on Keetley, Utah, 1890-1990. 2. Marilyn Curtis White oral history interviews, 1988.

Custodial History

Donated by Marilyn Curtis White.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marilyn Curtis White; date unknown.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Emily Perkins; 2020

  • Pamphlet, bibliography, articles, papers
Marilyn Curtis White papers
2020 October
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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