Ida Blum collection
Ida Blum collection
Collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, speeches, genealogical information, and research notes that Ida Blum created or collected whilest studying the people of Nauvoo. Materials contain her opinions and observations about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and it's members and those that interacted with them. Dated circa (1804-1978).
- Extent: 7 oversize boxes (11.62 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize folder (0.3 linear ft.). -- 12 boxes (6 linear ft.)
- Creator: Blum, Ida
- Call Number: MSS 1891
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open to public research.
- Languages and Scripts
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ida Blum collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial Citation: MSS 1891; Ida Blum collection; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations:MSS 1891, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Acquisition Information
- Other Finding Aids
- Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1891.xml
- Subject Terms
- Religion--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Cemeteries--Illinois--Nauvoo--Sources; Hancock County (Ill.); Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History--19th century; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Icarian movement--Illinois--Nauvoo--History--Sources; Women historians--United States--History--Sources; Blum, Ida; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Illinois--History
- Genre / Form
- Letters; City plats; Notes; Photographs; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Processing Information
- Processed; Heather Christine Broomhead and John M. Murphy; 2007.
- Appraisal Information
- 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Blum (Ida) collection
- Finding Aid Author
- John M. Murphy and Heather Christine Broomhead
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-08 19:09:11 -0700.
- Finding Aid Language
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
- Biographical Info:
Ida Blum (1889-1980) wrote articles on the people of Nauvoo.
Ida Kuhn was born September 2, 1889 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Her mother passed away when she was only seven years old. Her family was Lutheran, and her new stepmother, who her father married a year after Ida's mother died, was Catholic. Ida was forced to quit school after two years of high school--her stepmother apprenticed her to a Catholic dressmaker--but she continued to read. She married Carl J. Blum on June 11, 1913. Her husband owned a store, called "Blum, Bechteld and Blum" for forty three years. Ida and Carl had two children: Arlette, born July 14, 1914, and Carl Jr., born August 1, 1916. Ida's husband Carl passed away on December 22, 1958. Ida Blum was an expert on Nauvoo's history. She wrote articles about the Mormons, Icarians (French Economic Unitarians), Germans and Swiss who lived in Nauvoo. She passed away around 1980.
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