Maurine Whipple photograph collection

Maurine Whipple photograph collection

Dates: approximately 1918-1968

This collection contains photographs covering the life of Maurine Whipple and the photos included in her books, "The Giant Joshua" and "This is the Place: Utah." It also includes photographs of Aspen Grove, Mt. Timpanogos, Zion National Park, St. George (Utah), De Mille Polygamy House, Bingham Copper Mine, Boston (Mass.), the Armed Service in Kearns (Utah), the St. George Temple and Tabernacle, the Salt Lake Temple and Tabernacle, and Joseph Smith.

  • Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Whipple, Maurine, 1903-1992
  • Call Number: MSS 4250
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Photograph Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Negatives restricted. Prints, scrapbooks, slides, and newspaper clippings open to public access; Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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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 Maurine Whipple photograph collection 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 4250; Maurine Whipple photograph collection; Photograph Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4250, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Maurine Whipple; 2007.
Related Material
These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Kearns (Utah); Saint George (Utah); Salt Lake City (Utah); Zion National Park (Utah)
Genre / Form
Photographs; Scrapbooks; Slides (Photography)
Physical Location
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
Appraisal Information
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
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Finding Aid Title
Whipple (Maurine) photograph collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucas J. Chehda
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-19T04:31-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Maurine Whipple was born on 20 January 1904 in St. George, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1926 and taught school for six years. In 1941, she wrote "The Giant Joshua", about polygamy in Southern Utah, and in 1945 she wrote "This is the Place: Utah". She passed away on 12 April 1992, in St. George.

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