Suzan Noguchi Swain Firmage autobiography

Suzan Noguchi Swain Firmage autobiography

Dates: 1978

Typewritten autobiography. SuZan was born in Colorado to Japanese parents. She married Ralph B. Swain in 1938 and has two boys. Mr. Swain was an entomologist who worked in Nicaragua. SuZan and her children were present when Mr. Swain was murdered by bandits on the Pan American Highway in Mexico in 1953. Subsequently, SuZan supported herself by writing and illustrating books. She married William K. Firmage in 1968 and joined the Mormon Church in 1974.

  • Extent: 16 leaves : typewritten
  • Creator: Firmage, SuZan Noguchi Swain
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1089
  • 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 access.
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 SuZan Noguchi Swain Firmage autobiography 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 SC 1089; SuZan Noguchi Swain Firmage autobiography; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1089, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Japanese Americans Biography; Mormon women--Biography; Women authors, American--Biography
Genre / Form
Autobiographies
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC1089
Finding Aid Title
Firmage (SuZan Noguchi Swain) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:02-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Author, illustrator, and convert to the Mormon Church.



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