S. Norman Lee correspondence

S. Norman Lee correspondence

Dates: 1902-1963

Collection includes correspondence between S. Norman Lee and his daughter Ora from the period of 1902 to 1963. Includes some additional letters written by Lee's wife Ida, and his parents S. Nielsen and Emma Lee. Collection also includes an autobiography by Lee, and biography of Lee by William L. Knecht.

  • Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Knecht, William L., 1928. -- Lee, Ida K. (Ida Knowlton), 1876-1961. -- Lee, Ora Knowlton, 1903-1991. -- Lee, S. Norman (Severin Norman), 1875-1963
  • Call Number: MSS 4034
  • 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.
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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 S. Norman Lee correspondence 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 4034; S. Norman Lee correspondence; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4034, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; William L. Knecht; 2007.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS4034.xml
Subject Terms
Knecht, William L., 1928---Correspondence; Lee, Ida K. (Ida Knowlton), 1876-1961--Correspondence; Lee, Ora Knowlton, 1903-1991--Correspondence; Lee, S. Norman (Severin Norman), 1875-1963--Correspondence; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Lay ministry--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Correspondence; Mormon missionaries--England--Correspondence
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Biography; 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
Lee (S. Norman) correspondence
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Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-30T09:49-0600
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Biographical History

S. Norman Lee (1875-1963) was a businessman in Brigham City, Utah, a Mormon missionary, associate editor of the "Millennial Star" in England from 1909 to 1911, president of the Box Elder Stake of the Mormon Church from 1936 to 1943, and patriarch of that stake from 1945 to his death in 1963.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts