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Oral history interviews with Douglas and Florence Redd Galbraith

Oral history interviews with Douglas and Florence Redd Galbraith

Dates: 1971

Oral history interviews with Douglas and Florence Galbraith, conducted by Kim Stewart, John Abraham, and Betty Mitson on 28 and 30 June 1971 for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton. Douglas discusses the Civilian Conservation Corps in Blanding, Utah, and Florence talks about her life in Blanding. They both relate many stories about the Mormon colonies in Mexico and the Native Americans in the Blanding area. Bound manuscript, 79 pages of text, one photocopied picture and two indexes.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Abraham, John. -- Galbraith, Douglas, 1893-1988. -- Galbraith, Florence Redd, 1909-1991. -- Mitson, Betty Kulberg. -- Stewart, Kim
  • Call Number: MSS 6727
  • 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 Douglas and Florence Redd Galbraith 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 6727; Oral history interviews with Douglas and Florence Redd Galbraith; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6727, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); Galbraith, Douglas, 1893-1988--Interviews; Galbraith, Florence Redd, 1909-1991--Interviews; Blanding (Utah)--History; Indians of North America--Utah; Material Types; Mormons--Mexico--Diaz (Chihuahua)--History; Oral Histories
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 9 February 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007.)
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Finding Aid Title
Galbraith (Douglas and Florence Redd), oral history interviews with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-03T11:42-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Douglas Powell Galbraithe was born 17 December 1893 in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico to William Wilkie and Lillian Eva Powell Galbraith. He married Florence Redd 6 June 1928 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He died 31 March 1988 Blanding, San Juan, Utah.

Biographical History

Florence Redd Galbraith was born 26 February 1909 in Grayson, San Juan, Utah to Benjamin Franklin and Louisa Meears Sunderland Hawkins Redd. She and her husband Douglas had seven children, four of which grew to adulthood. Florence spent her whole life in Blanding, Utah. She died 15 April 1991 in Bennion, Salt Lake, Utah and was buried in Blanding.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts