Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks

Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks

Dates: 1942-1950

Three scrapbooks of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, dated 1948-1950, 1942-1944, and 1947 for the Utah Centennial, 1847-1947.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Daughters of Utah Pioneers
  • Call Number: MSS 6214
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks 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 6214; Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6214, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Virginia B. Keeler in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Virginia B. Keeler; 1980.
Related Material
This collection is related to MSS 1810, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Camp Manavu. Papers, 1936-1961.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; Clubs and Societies; Immigration and American Expansion; Material Types; Mormon pioneers; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Scrapbooks; Social Life and Customs; Utah--History
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because the contents deal with a western organization: Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-21T09:55-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Adminstrative History

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers strives to preserve the history of Utah's original settlers.

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was created 11 April 1901 in Salt Lake City. The first meeting was held at the home of Annie Taylor Hyde with 46 other women of pioneer descent. The constitution says that they are "to perpetuate the names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers in founding this commonwealth by preserving old landmarks, marking historical places, collecting artifacts and histories, establishing a library of historical matter and securing manuscripts, photographs, maps, and all such data as shall aid in perfecting a record of the Utah pioneers." The headquarters are in the Pioneer Memorial Museum at 300 North Main Street in Salt Lake City. There are 185 companies in 15 states and Canada with a membership of 21,451. Any woman "over the age of 18 years, of good character, and a lineal or legally adopted descendant of an ancestor who came to Utah before the completion of the railroad on May 10, 1869," may join. The organization is involved in activities and projects including publication of historical materials such as lesson books, cookbooks, and pioneer song books; preserving landmarks; commemorating the entrance of the pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley; and museums.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts