Beth Mortensen Evans papers
Beth Mortensen Evans papers
Collection contains papers and photographs pertaining to the life of Beth Mortensen Evans, including newspaper clippings, genealogy, personal accounts, school projects, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and a diary. The collection materials date from between 1922 and 2003. Much of the collection deals with Evan's experience being recruited as a woman for the Marine Corps and participating in the Powder Puff Derby.
- Extent: 3 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.). -- 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
- Creator: Evans, Beth Martenson
- Call Number: MSS 3207
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
- Languages and Scripts
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Beth Mortensen Evans 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 3207; Beth Mortensen Evans papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3207, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated by Kent Christenson in 2005.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Kent Cristenson; 2005.
- Subject Terms
- Evans, Beth Martenson--Archives; United States. Marine Corps--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.; Airplane racing; City and Town Life; Diaries; Home and Family; Material Types; Scrapbooks; Social Life and Customs; Women air pilots; World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female
- Genre / Form
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Genealogies
- Processing Information
- Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
- Appraisal Information
- 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because the Beth Martenson Evans papers lends itself to valuable insight into the every day life of the '30s and '40s, particularly in Western America.
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Evans (Beth Mortensen) papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-07-21T12:43-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
Beth Martenson Evans (1922-1983) was a military recruiter and interior designer in Utah and New York.
Beth Mortensen Evans was born on June 21, 1922 in Elwood, Utah. She graduated from University of Utah. She then went to Washington D.C. as a government employee, recruiting women for the Marine Corps where she was used as a poster model, and also made motion picture films for recruiting women. She married Howard Evans on April 28, 1945 and they moved to New York City. Evans went to work for the New York Tribune on the cable desk and attended New York University where she received a degree in Interior Design. Beth and Howard opened a store that they ran for ten years. She also participated in the Powder Puff Derby, where she flew airplanes. Evans died on January 11, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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