Ethel Porter Beck journals and personal history

Ethel Porter Beck journals and personal history

Dates: 1954-1991

The Ethel Porter Beck journals and personal history goes through the life of Ethel from 1954 until 1990. Rebecca Ethel Porter Beck was born in 1893 in Wyoming and died in 1991. She writes primarily about her family life, being a faithful Latter-day Saint, and the world and local events taking place around her. Ethel includes a family history in her own personal history. The documents are located on two floppy disks.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Beck, Ethel P. (Ethel Porter), 1893-1991
  • Call Number: MSS 6237
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Technical Requirements
3.5 inch floppy disks; Microsoft Word can open these files.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ethel Porter Beck journals and personal history 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 6237; Ethel Porter Beck journals and personal history; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6237, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Betty Jo Ivie in 1992.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Betty Jo Ivie; 1992.
Subject Terms
Beck, Ethel P. (Ethel Porter), 1893-1991; Diaries; Electronic Records; Families--History; Home and Family; Material Types; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because Ethel was a Mormon living in the west.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Beck (Ethel Porter) journals and personal history
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2008
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-10T10:05-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Rebecca Ethel Porter Beck was born on 16 July 1893. She was married to Joseph Frederick Beck on 20 October 1915. She died on 29 January 1991.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts