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Helen Foster Snow autobiography excerpts

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Identifier: MSS SC 2888

Scope and Contents

There is also a brief description of Helen Foster Snow's life and a few dates extracted from her book, "My China Years." Also includes four newspaper clippings dated between 1978 and 1997, relating to the production of a 1978 movie by Helen Foster Snow and Tim Cosidine; and on Helen Foster Snow's life and involvement with China. The film had not been released as of 1997.

Scope and Contents

Excerpts, from autobiography entitled "Journey to the Beginning," briefly describe Snow's childhood and experiences traveling to China, his marriage to Helen Foster Snow (her pen name was Nym Wales), and his involvement in the communist revolution in China.


  • 1958-1997


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Microfilm copy is open without restriction. Access to original materials with permission from the supervisor of reference services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Helen Foster Snow autobiography excerpts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

American author.


12 items ; 22 x 28 cm and smaller.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Roma Osborn; 1997.


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

Register of Helen Foster Snow autobiography excerpts
Rose Frank
28 April 2011
Description rules
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