Oral history interview with Wilbur Laws

Oral history interview with Wilbur Laws

Dates: 1972

Oral history interview with Wilbur Laws on 11 July 1972, conducted by Deborah Ann Fellbaum for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. The subject is life in Blanding, Utah. Wilbur also relates his parent's experiences in the Mormon colonies of Mexico and his interaction with the Native Americans of the area.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fellbaum, Deborah Ann. -- Laws, Wilbur, 1915-1987
  • Call Number: MSS 6728
  • 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 Wilbur Laws 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 6728; Oral history interview with Wilbur Laws; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6728, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Laws, Wilbur, 1915-1987--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 for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Laws (Wilber), oral history interview 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 2011-01-03T11:28-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Wilbur "Wib" Laws was born 2 July 1915 in Star Ranch, Juab, Utah to Wilford Derby and Mary Frances Peterson Laws. His family moved to Blanding, Utah, when Wilbur was 10 months old. He married Wanda Hurst 12 August 1939 in Blanding, San Juan, Utah. They had ten children. Wilbur died 18 February 1987 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts