Maurine Whipple papers

Maurine Whipple papers

Dates: 1968-1982

Collection consists primarily of notes for and drafts of Whipple's 1941 novel, The Giant Joshua, as well as for other short works such as The Golden Door, Arizona Strip, and Candle of the Lord. It also contains assorted magazine and newspaper clippings, periodicals, correspondence (including fan mail), audio and microfilm reels, personal and historical research, family history, and personal papers.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.). -- 4 quarto (3 linear ft.). -- 2 ledger boxes (1 linear ft.). -- 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.). -- 19 cartons (19 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Whipple, Maurine, 1903-1992
  • Call Number: MSS 1546
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Mormon Authors; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Collection was maintained in its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Maurine Whipple 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 1546; Maurine Whipple papers; Mormon Authors Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1546, LTPSC.
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File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Whipple, Maurine, 1903-1992--Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Genre / Form
Audiotapes; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Historical fiction, American; Letters; Literature; Manuscripts; Notes
Processing Information
Processed by John M. Murphy, curator, 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana, and Amanda C. Clark, student processor, 2008.
Appraisal Information
Mormon Authors Archives collection development policy.
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Finding Aid Title
Whipple (Maurine) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-18T13:45-0700
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Biographical History

Maurine Whipple (1903-1992) was an author in Utah.

Whipple was born on January 20, 1903, the oldest daughter of Charles and Annie Lenzi McAllister Whipple of St. George, Utah. After graduating with honors from the University of Utah, she taught school at various locations in Utah and Idaho, and researched alcoholism. Maurine Whipple won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Prize for 1938 to help her complete her novel The Giant Joshua, which appeared in 1941. Whipple lived in St. George, Utah, where she worked as a writer and lecturer. Whipple also wrote This is the Place: Utah (Knopf, 1945) and published articles in Collier's, the Saturday Evening Post, Look, Life, Time, Pageant, and numerous other journals and periodicals.

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