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Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary and newspaper clippings

Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary and newspaper clippings

Dates: 1943-1956

Collection contains a diary written by Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman regarding his personal life and family. Gabriel Huntsman also chronicles his daily activities and collected newspaper clippings specifically regarding his son Clayton William Huntsman.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Huntsman, Gabriel Alonso, 1886-1963
  • Call Number: MSS 6076
  • 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
The collection contains two series: Series I: Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary, 1950–1951. Series II: Newspaper clippings, 1943–1956.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary and newspaper clippings 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 6076; Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman diary and newspaper clippings; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6076, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Julia L. Graden in 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Julia L. Graden; 2008.
Related Material
A journal and military ephemera created by Clayton William Huntsman, son of Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman, are found in the Clayton William Huntsman journal and military ephemera manuscript collection, MSS 6075.
Subject Terms
Huntsman, Gabriel Alonso, 1886-1963--Diaries; Fillmore (Utah)--History; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon families--Utah
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; GlendaLynn Ainsworth, student processor, and John Muphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development polity 5.VI, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Huntsman (Gabriel Alonzo) diary and newspaper clippings
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John M. Murphy
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-18T04:01-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman (1886-1963) principle, teacher, rancher, and a very involved member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman was born 30 May 1886 in Fillmore, Utah, to Gabriel Riley Huntsman and Hannah Hanson Huntsman. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1907 and married Nellie Melville in Fillmore, Utah, 29 December 1909. From 1907–1909 he was principal of the Peteetneet School in Payson, Utah. He later became principal of the Fillmore Elementary School and from 1918–1927 he served as superintendent of the Millard County School District. He later taught high school at the Millard County High School in Fillmore, Utah. A rancher and cattleman, he also served as secretary of the Utah Cattleman’s Association. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman served as superintendent of the Sunday School and the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. He and his wife, Nellie Melville Huntsman, had seven children: Blaine, Harold, Scott, Clayton, Afton, Merodean, and Florence. Gabriel Alonzo Huntsman died 31 March 1963. His wife, Nellie, died 26 July 1977.

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