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Oral history interviews with Charles and Nellie Harvey

Oral history interviews with Charles and Nellie Harvey

Dates: 1972

Oral history interviews conducted by John Abraham to Charles and Nellie Harvey on 3 July 1872, sponsored by the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program southeastern Utah project. The interview subject is the Mormon exodus out of Mexico. Charles discusses his birth and childhood in the Mormon town Diaz (named for Mexican President Porfirio Diaz) in Mexico. He describes how his father was shot and killed by a neighbor shortly before "rebels" raided their town. Charles' family moved to Moroni, Utah in 1912, but he stayed down by the New Mexico/Mexico border to work. He finally migrated to Blanding, Utah a year later and joined the army. After a military tour in Europe he married Nellie Johnson in the fall of 1919. Nellie describes raising their family in Blanding during Indian uprisings, the Great Depression, and their later trips back to Old Mexico. Bound manuscript, 28 pages, index included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Abraham, John. -- Harvey, Charles R. (Charles Ronald), 1895-1986. -- Harvey, Nellie Jane
  • Call Number: MSS 6682
  • 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.
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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 oral history interviews with Charles and Nellie Harvey 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 6682; oral history interviews with Charles and Nellie Harvey; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6682, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Related Material
A copy of this interview is available in microform at the Harold B. Lee Library Charles Harvey, Nellie Harvey: the Mormon exodus from Mexico,CTNo.1.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Mexico; Blanding (Utah)--History; Chihuahua (Chihuahua, Mexico); Material Types; Oral Histories
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 18 December 2008.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Harvey (Charles and Nellie), oral history interviews with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor; John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-02-24T09:36-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Charles Harvey was born to James Douglas Harvey and Nancy Anderson 28 September 1895 in Colonia Diaz, Mexico. He moved to Blanding, Utah in 1913 and married Nellie Jane Johnson on 8 October 1919 in Salt Lake City. He died 30 June 1986 in Blanding.

Biographical History

Nellie Jane Johnson was born to James Parley Johnson and Eliza Jane Rowley 17 January 1898 in Diaz, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico. She died 8 November 1980 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts