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Vay Stinger scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9653

Scope and Contents

Pages from a large scrapbook containing ephemera such as tourism pamphlets, postcards, and clippings related to the federal and state governments of the United States and information about various states. Includes collected autographs of governors, presidents and other American politicians, letters from political offices, and some artwork. The creator appears to be Henley Varian "Vay" (always signed H.V.) Stinger, and is dated 1960s to 1970s.


  • 1960s-1970s


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Materials in folder 4 are condition restricted. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. All other materials are 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 Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Henley Varian Stinger, known as "Vay", was born in Robin, Idaho, on January 28, 1899 to John William and Gwenlion Marley Stinger. He lived in Los Angeles, California, and worked as an engineer for Douglas Aircraft. He returned to Idaho to operate Arimo Hotel with his brother. Vay never married and lived the last few years of his life in Orem, Utah, with his nephew. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Henley Varian Stinger died on October 18, 1989, in Payson, Utah, and was buried in Arimo, Idaho.


3 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)

1 folder

Language of Materials



Western American history (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.c, 2020)

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; May 2023.

Vay Stinger scrapbook
In Progress
Karen Glenn
2023 May 16
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