Percy Bigmouth papers

Percy Bigmouth papers

Dates: 1945-ca. 1959

Contains various Mescalero Apache legends recorded by Percy Bigmouth at the request of Carolyn Block (later Akrom). Also includes correspondence, almost entirely from Percy Bigmouth. Book three includes photographs of Bigmouth and two short essays about Percy Bigmouth. There is also a statement made by Bigmouth, Percy's father, on the history of the Mescalero Apaches.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ankram, Sue Carolyn Block. -- Bigmouth, Percy, 1891-1959
  • Call Number: MSS 1991
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Originals restricted. Photocopies for patron use.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from 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 1991; Papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1991, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Carolyn Ankrom; 1986.
Subject Terms
Apache Indians--Folklore; Home and Family; Mescalero Indian Reservation (N.M.); Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Drafts (Documents); Essays; Letters; Photographic prints
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Bigmouth (Percy) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-04-18T10:43-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Percy Bigmouth, Mescalero Apache Indian, U.S. Forest Ranger for Mescalero Reservation.

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