Mabel Pearce and Burton K. Farnsworth papers

Mabel Pearce and Burton K. Farnsworth papers

Dates: 1931-1945

Papers reflect his activities as Director of Secondary Education for the state of Utah, 1934-1945, and as a member of the presidency and general board of the YMMIA, while George Q. Morris served as president. Includes photocopied diary of Farnsworth written during his mission to Samoa, 1911-1914; volume includes post-mission entries by his wife, Mabel Purnecy Pearce Farnsworth. Also includes photocopied diary of Mabel Pearce Farnsworth, 1910-1913, reflecting her activities in Montpelier, Idaho, before and during her marriage to Burton K. Farnsworth.

  • Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Farnsworth, Burton K. (Burton Kent), 1890-1945. -- Farnsworth, Mabel Pearce
  • Call Number: MSS 2282
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2282; Mabel Pearce and Burton K. Farnsworth papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2282, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dean Burton Farnsworth; 2000.
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository.
Subject Terms
Utah State Board of Education--History--Sources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Letters; Material Types; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Samoan Islands--History--Sources; Mormon missionaries--Samoan Islands--Diaries; Utah--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries; Photographs; Postcards
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS2282
Finding Aid Title
Farnsworth (Mabel Pearce and Burton K.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-10-31T12:15-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Farnsworth served an L.D.S. mission to Samoa, 1911-1914; was Director of Secondary Education for the state of Utah, 1934-1945, and a member of the presidency and general board of the YMMIA, while George Q. Morris served as president.



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