Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers

Dates: circa 1967-1997

Contains materials collected by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, including various manuscripts, and paper drafts, research materials, personal projects and papers, and professional materials and student papers. Also contains files on various organizations and committees Beecher played a role in, correspondence, personal office files, files and minutes of the Relief Society, as well as various audio and visual materials, circa 1967-1997.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 22 cartons (22 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize folder (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach
  • Call Number: MSS 1979
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Contains nine series: 1. Journal drafts and paper manuscripts, 1975-1996. 2. Research materials, 1972-1997. 3. Personal project files, 1970-1995. 4. Course materials and professional files, 1973-1997. 5. Files on organizations and committees, 1973-1996. 6. Correspondence, circa 1972-1993. 7. Personal files, circa 1972-1996. 8. Relief Society files, circa 1971-1979. 9. Audio and visual materials, circa 1967-1987. Collection was arranged by student processor.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Maureen Ursenbach Beecher 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 1979; Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citation: MSS 1979, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher between 1978-1998. Additional materials donated by Jill Mulvay Derr in January 2012.
Acquisition Information
Gift; Maureen Ursenbach Beecher; 1978-1998. Donated; Jill Mulvay Derr; January 2012.
Other Finding Aids
Preliminary finding aid is available in repository.
Related Material
See also the Maureen Ursenbach Beecher collection (MSS 2285).
Subject Terms
Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach--Archives; Colleges and Universities; Education; Education, Higher; Mormon women
Genre / Form
Manuscripts; Manuscripts (for publication); Records
Processing Information
Processed; Dani Peterson; February 2012.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Beecher (Maureen Ursenbach) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Dani Peterson
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-12T15:22-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher (born 1935) was an English professor and research historian in Utah.

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher was born March 19, 1935 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Charles Ursenbach and Lucile Harvey. In 1958 she left to serve in the Swiss-Austrian Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held the positions of editor and senior research associate of the History Division of the Church from 1972 to 1980. From 1981 to 1997, she served as a research historian for the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History as well as an associate professor and professor of English. She retired to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1997.

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