Stan Burnett interview with Ivan A. Farnworth

Stan Burnett interview with Ivan A. Farnworth

Dates: 1985 January 31

Typescript of an interview conducted by Stan Burnett on 31 Jan. 1985. Also included is the audiotape from which the item was transcribed. Farnworth talks about his experiences in World War I and about being shipped to France where he worked in the city of Brest. He was there when the war ended guarding German prisoners. When the Germans heard that the war was over, "they threw their mess kits in the air and they threw their hats in the air. Then they began to dance. They were tickled because the war was over. They didn't want to kill us any more than we wanted to kill them. It was nice. It was a good experience." Farnworth also talks about his activities when he was still in France after the war. He also tells about his feelings on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Extent: 2 items (18 p.)(0.07 linear ft.) : (1 interview)(1 reel-to-reel audio tape)
  • Creator: Burnett, Stan. -- Farnworth, Ivan A.
  • Call Number: MSS 3059
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Interview 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 3059; Stan Burnett interview with Ivan A. Farnworth; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3059, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were found in the receptionist's area of the office of Special Collections.
Subject Terms
Military; Mormons--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
Genre / Form
Audiotapes; Interviews
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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Burnett (Stan) interview with Ivan A. Farnworth
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:20-0700
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Biographical note

Farnworth was a resident of Orem, Utah, at the time of the interview. He was 88 years old and served with the United States Army during World War I.

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