Albert Pickup papers

Albert Pickup papers

Dates: 1973-1986

Collection includes photocopies of newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs documenting the political, personal, and religious lives of Albert and Jeanie Pickup. Much of the collection is dedicated to Albert Pickup’s political activities in England as well as his tenure as Mayor of Burnley. The couples’ marriage, membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and life as foster parents is also discussed in the collection.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Pickup, Albert, 1916-2006
  • Call Number: MSS 4140
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 the Albert Pickup 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 4140; Albert Pickup papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4140, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Hollis Scott in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Hollis Scott; 1987.
Related Material
MSS OH 1339
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Burnley (England); Civic Activism; Politics, Government, and Law
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Megan Mathews; 18 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Pickup (Albert) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and Meghan Mathews, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Albert Pickup (1916-2006) was an LDS convert who was the Mayor of Burnley.

Albert Pickup was born 13 May 1916 in Darwin, England to Hubert and Rose Hannah Gadfield Pickup. He joined the Army in 1940 and upon returning home he began his political career. In 1948 he abandoned his loyalties with the Labour Party and joined the Conservatives. That same year he became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Jeanie Finlay Walker in January 1959 in London, England. In 1978 he was elected Mayor of Burnley, becoming the first Mormon to hold the position. Albert Pickup remained politically active until his death on 7 September 2006 in Burnley, Lancashire, England.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts