Harold Mecham papers

Harold Mecham papers

Dates: 1931-1967

Collection includes correspondence between Harold Mecham and his cousin, Katherine Tobey of Roscoe, Calif. Many of his letters include drawings of his life and surroundings. Also included are a number of drawings and sketches by Mecham, as well as a collection of both hand crafted and commercial greeting cards.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mecham, Harold Bryan
  • Call Number: MSS 3316
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Organized into three series: 1. Correspondence, 1931-1965. 2. Drawings, 1931-1965. 3. Birthday and Holiday Greeting Cards, undated.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Harold Mecham 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 3316; Harold Mecham papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3316, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3316.xml
Subject Terms
Home and Family; San Bernardino County (Calif.)--Biography; San Bernardino County (Calif.)--History; Social Life and Customs; West (U.S.)--Economic conditions--20th century; West (U.S.)--Social conditions--20th century
Genre / Form
Drawings; Greeting cards; Handicraft; Letters
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
Mecham (Harold) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Perez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-19T10:21-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Harold Bryan Mecham was born August 13, 1894 in San Bernardino, California. Over the course of his life he worked as a farmer and well-driller in the San Bernardino area. Mecham had two step-children, Hilda J. Davis and Joan M. Wisner. He died March 15, 1969 in San Bernardino.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts