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Oral history interviews with Herman and Pearl Butt

Oral history interviews with Herman and Pearl Butt

Dates: 1971 July 30, 1972 July 4

The oral histories of Herman and Pearl Butt, interviewed together by Milan Pavlovich and separately by Betty E. Mitson for the University of Utah and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program with a southeastern Utah focus. Combined interview of Herman and Pearl conducted on 30 July 1970, and the separate interviews of each conducted on 4 July 1972 in Monticello, Utah. Together Herman and Pearl dicusss the uranium industry beginnings in Utah and Colorado and cattle ranching in southeast Utah. Herman relates stories of his early life and farming and Pearl discusses her childhood in Moab and her public service positions for the state of Utah. Bound manuscript, 35 pages, index included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bliss, Pearl Edith, b. 1894. -- Butt, Herman, 1891-1984. -- Mitson, Betty Kulberg. -- Pavlovich, Milan
  • Call Number: MSS 6692
  • 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 Herman and Pearl Butt 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 6692; Oral history interviews with Herman and Pearl Butt; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6692, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Related Material
Pearl Bliss Butt oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1973 July 19 sound recording* / conducted by Jessie L. Embry: MSS OH 11; Oral interview, 1973 July 19 Butt, Pearl Bliss: MSS SC 318.
Subject Terms
Cattle trade--Utah--History; Material Types; Moab (Utah); Oral Histories; San Juan County (Utah)--History; Uranium ores--Utah--San Juan County
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 5 January 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Butt (Herman and Pearl), 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 2011-01-31T09:34-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Herman Uriah Butt was born on 25 January 1891 in Verdure, San Juan, Utah, to Parley Rogerson Butt and Ency Camilla Bayles. He was married to Edith Pearl Bliss on 26 December 1912 in Verdure, San Juan, Utah. Herman died 5 December 1984 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.

Biographical History

Edith Pearl Bliss was born 15 July 1894 in Verdure, San Juan, Utah, to Orley Dwight Bliss and Harriet Josephine Lee. She served as the county clerk in Monticello, Utah, from 1947 to 1959.

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