Bessie Long papers

Bessie Long papers

Dates: 1892-1928

Collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, paper dolls, and other printed ephemera written and collected by Bessie Long. Most of the information relates to the Funk and Long families, describing their lives and circumstances in Nebraska in the early 20th century. Collection also includes correspondence for Bessie Long's brother, Victor Funk, and her husband John.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Long, Bessie, 1880. -- McCallson, Ilene, 1943
  • Call Number: MSS 3832
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in EnglishEnglish and GermanGerman.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bessie Long 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 3832; Bessie Long papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3832, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ilene McCallson; 1986.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Funk family; Long family; Agriculture--Nebraska--History--Sources; Home and Family; Norfolk (Neb.)--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Women--Nebraska--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Letters; Printed ephemera
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Long (Bessie) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:30-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Bessie Long (b. 1880) was a housewife in Madison County, Nebraska. Her husband, John, was a farmer.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts