Beth Kay Harris papers

Beth Kay Harris papers

Dates: 1939-1961

Typewritten drafts, histories, biographies, essays, and articles with handwritten corrections. Many of these items were produced under the authority of the Utah Writers' Project. The materials were produced largely by Timothy L. Sullivan and Beth Kay Harris. Frank C. Robertson also contributed as a coauthor with Harris on a biography. Most of the items relate to the history of the Tintic Mining District in Utah and associated towns in Goshen Valley, Utah, including the towns of Tintic and Eureka, Utah. Many of the stories are based on old stories and folklore on a broad range of subjects including outlaws and Indians, but many may be considered historically reliable. Also included is a draft and documentation for Harris's biography of the con man, Soapy Smith (1860-1898).

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Harris, Beth Kay. -- Robertson, Frank C. (Frank Chester), 1890. -- Sullivan, Timothy L.. -- Utah Writers' Project
  • Call Number: MSS 230
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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 230; Beth Kay Harris papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 230, LTPSC.
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File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Smith, Soapy, 1860-1898; Utah Writers' Project--History; Eureka (Utah)--History--Sources; Goshen Valley (Utah)--History--Sources; Material Types; Mines and mineral resources--Utah--History; Publications
Genre / Form
Biography; Histories
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).
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Finding Aid Title
Harris (Beth Kay) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-17T04:04-0700
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Biographical History

Utah historian and author.

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