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Charles Ursenbach collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3150

Scope and Contents

The collection contains additional diaries of Charles Ursenbach for the years 1923,1926,1970,1977, and 1978 (all of which are pocket-size); a copy of "A Collection of Hymns For the Use of People Called Bible Christians;" a photograph of Charles Ursenbach with other Latter-day Saint missionaries in Montreal, 1926; and genealogical information on the Ursenbach family and "My Story" by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, written in October 1957.


  • 1923-1985


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 Charles Ursenbach collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical sketch

Charles Ursenbach was the son of Octave Frederick Ursenbach and Hannah Maria Turner. He was born on 21 January 1903 in Victor, Fremont, Idaho. He served a six-month mission to Eastern Canada in 1925-1926 and then later with his wife Margaret Lucile Harvey to England from 1976-1978. He served as a bishop, stake president, and stake patriarch in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from the years 1942-1985. He also recorded 299 oral histories during his lifetime. He died on 24 March 1985.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Detailed item-level guide to the collection is available (3 pp.)

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The collection has remained in the Ursenbach family until being donated to the Brigham Young Library in May 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Maureen Ursenback Beecher; 2000.


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

Related Materials

The BYU Library has a larger collection of Charles Ursenbach. See MSS 1853.

Register of Charles Ursenbach collection
Benjamin Sipes
2011 March 1
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