Muriel Heal Bywater papers

Muriel Heal Bywater papers

Dates: 1972-1998

The Muriel Heal Bywater papers contains photographs of Muriel, newspaper clippings, newsletters, her lists of winning poetry, and published material. Many of the papers are from when Muriel was the president of the National League of American Pen Women in Utah from 1972-1974, and her "Salt Tablets," a newsletter for the association. Also contained are three books entitled, "Writing for Fund and Funds," "Utah State American National League of American Pen Women 50th Anniversary," and "Utah State National League of American Pen Women in Review," to which she contributed.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bywater, Muriel Heal
  • Call Number: MSS 6303
  • 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 Muriel Heal Bywater papers 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 6303; Muriel Heal Bywater papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6303, LTPSC.
Related Material
Stretching toward wild swans; PS 3552 Y82 S87 1994.
Subject Terms
National League of American Pen Women. Utah State Organization; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature
Genre / Form
American poetry
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because Muriel Heal Bywater was a Mormon poet living in the west.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Bywater (Muriel Heal) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-02-14T10:51-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Muriel Heal Bywater is an acclaimed Mormon poet who was president of the National League of American Pen Women in Utah from 1972-1974.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts