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Ivan A. Farnworth interview

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3191

Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview conducted by Stan Burnett on 31 Jan. 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Farnworth was inducted into the military at Camp Fremont, California. He contracted influenza in 1918. He served as a guard in France, and went to Camp Lincoln after the war to guard Afro-Americans. Farnworth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had five cousins that also served in the war, and two of them died. He said that he and his brother received patriarchal blessings that promised them they would live, and both survived. He learned to love the men he fought with, but he hated war. He said that people should learn to live with each other. He didn't kill anyone, and he loved the Germans because they are good people.


  • 1985 January 31


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Ivan A. Farnworth interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Farnworth was a veteran of World War I.


1 item (18 p.)

Custodial History

Ray Hillam donated these materials to Special Collections in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.


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 Ivan A. Farnworth interview
Rose Frank
23 February 2011
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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