Oral history interview with Charles Sipe

Oral history interview with Charles Sipe

Dates: 1972 July 1, 1971 June 29

Oral history interview with Charles Sipe on 29 June 1971 and 1 July 1972, conducted by Chris H. Banas and Louise Lyne for the Utah State Historical Society and the California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program. The first interview covers Charles' childhood and background, his work in oil drilling throughout Utah and his wife, children, and grandchildren. The subject of the second interview is law and order. Charles discusses his law enforcement experience in Blanding, Utah. Bound manuscript, 57 pages of text, photocopied pictures, and no indexes.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Banas, Chris H.. -- Lyne, Louise. -- Sipe, Charles, 1898-1983
  • Call Number: MSS 6713
  • 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 interview with Charles Sipe, 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 6713; Oral history interview with Charles Sipe; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6713, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Law enforcement--Utah--Blanding; Material Types; Oil fields--Utah; Oral Histories
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 27 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
Sipe (Charles), 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 2011-01-07T09:28-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Charles Luther Sipe (1898-1983) worked in the oil fields in Salt Lake.

Charles Luther Sipe was born 8 August 1898 in Adams County, Pennsylvania, to Asbury Derland Sipe and Carrie May Chronister. He was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and later homesteaded in Wyoming with his mother. After trying that out Charles moved to Salt Lake where he worked in the oil fields, and then finally to Southeastern Utah where he met his future wife, Viola Palmer. They were married 6 June 1927 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah. Charles died 30 June 1983 in Blanding, San Juan, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts