Oral history interview with William Riley Hurst

Oral history interview with William Riley Hurst

Dates: 1971 September 14

The oral history transcript of William Riley Hurst, interviewed by James DeMar Redd for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program Southeastern Utah Project. The subject is Reminiscences of Life in Blanding, Utah. Conducted on 14 September 1971. William discusses his birth in Old Mexico, early life in Blanding, gold mining on the Colorado River, sheep herding and Indian encounters. Bound manuscript, 36 pages, index included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hurst, William Riley, 1908-2000. -- Redd, James DeMar
  • Call Number: MSS 6694
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the oral history interview with William Riley Hurst 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 6694 ; Oral history interview with William Riley Hurst; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6694, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Blanding (Utah); Dubla?n (Mexico); Gold mines and mining--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Indians of North America--Utah; Material Types; Oral Histories; Sheepherding
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 6 January 2009.
Appraisal Information
American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hurst (William Riley), oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-31T12:31-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

William Riley Hurst (1908-2000) served an LDS mission to the central United States.

William Riley Hurst was born the seventh of thirteen children on 5 September 1908 in Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico to George Arthur Hurst and Mary Maria Terry. His family moved from Old Mexico to Blanding, Utah in 1910. In 1930 William served an LDS mission to the central United States. He married Carol Bayles on 5 April 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah. William died 5 February 2000 in Blanding, San Juan, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts