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Oral history interviews with Bernice M. Burtenshaw

Oral history interviews with Bernice M. Burtenshaw

Dates: 18 April 1973, 13 July 1972

Oral history interviews with Bernice Shaw on 13 July 1972 and 18 April 1973, conducted by John Abraham and Peggy Green for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program. The subject of the first interview is the Mormon exodus from Mexico to Blanding, Utah. Bernice discusses her childhood in Colonia Diaz, Mexico, the flight to Blanding, Utah, during the Mexican revolution, and her life since. The second interview focuses on a recent trip Bernice had taken to visit Old Mexico. Bound manuscript, 26 pages, indexes included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Abraham, John. -- Bertenshaw, Bernice M.. -- Green, Peggy
  • Call Number: MSS 6714
  • 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 Bernice M. Burtenshaw 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 6714; Oral history interviews with Bernice M. Burtenshaw; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6714, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Blanding (Utah); Diaz (Chihuahua, Mexico); Material Types; Oral Histories
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 28 January 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Burtenshaw (Bernice M.), oral history interviews 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 2011-01-07T09:18-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Bernice Mortensen Burtenshaw was born the third child in Colonia Diaz, Mexico to Luritz F. Mortensen and Elizabeth Rowley April 1897. She married Erastus Bertenshaw 3 July 1917 and had eleven children.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts