Ida Blum diaries and historical research

Ida Blum diaries and historical research

Dates: 1804-1978

Contains material collected by Ida Blum. Includes photographs, diaries, and papers. Most of the material is about Nauvoo and the surrounding area. Dated approximately 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 Series 1
  • 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
English
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
Ida Blum diaries and historical research; MSS 1891; Ida Blum collection; 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/
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1891.xml
Subject Terms
Nauvoo (Ill.)--History
Genre / Form
Photographs; Diaries
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS1891
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
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

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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