Verda Spencer Adams autobiography

Verda Spencer Adams autobiography

Dates: 1978-1979

The Verda Spencer Adams autobiography contains Verda's written record portraying her life growing up in the early 20th century in a rural Mormon community until her experience watching her own children grow up. She was born in the year 1900, married Zeno M. Adams in 1923 and died in 1994. She depicts her life in terms of her family, day to day life, and church service.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Adams, Verda Spencer
  • Call Number: MSS 6263
  • 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.
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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 Verda Spencer Adams autobiography 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 6263; Verda Spencer Adams autobiography; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6263, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Verda Spencer Adams in 1986.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Verda Spencer Adams; 1986.
Related Material
Verda Spencer Adams oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1982 November 20 and 26 sound recording; MSS OH 614.
Subject Terms
Adams, Verda Spencer--Biography; Autobiography; City and Town Life; Home and Family; Social Life and Customs
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Adams (Verda Spencer) autobiography
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 2011-03-01T12:23-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Verda Spencer Adams was born on 14 October 1900 in Orderville, UT, and married Zeno M. Adams on 10 October 1923. She died on 1 June 1994. She grew up in a rual area and accounts for her growing up experience.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts