Oral history interview with Willard Guymon

Oral history interview with Willard Guymon

Dates: 1972

Oral history interview with Willard Guymon, conducted on 10 July 1972 for the Utah State Historical Society and the California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. The subject is experiences in the Forest Service. Willard also discusses cattle ranching and mining in the Blanding area. Bound manuscript, 40 pages of text, 5 pages of photocopied pictures and an index included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Guymon, Willard, 1921-2001. -- Hollenbeck, Mark
  • Call Number: MSS 6729
  • 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 Willard Guymon 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 6729; Oral history interview with Willard Guymon; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6729, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Guymon, Willard, 1921-2001--Interviews; United States. Division of Forestry; Blanding (Utah)--History; Material Types; Oral Histories; Ranching--Utah--Blanding--History
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 10 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
Guymon (Willard), 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 2011-01-03T10:44-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Willard Jay Guymon (1921-2001) was a Purple Heart receiver that served missions for the Latter-day Saint church.

Willard Jay Guymon was born 20 September 1921 in Blanding, San Juan, Utah to Anna Eleanor Jamison and Willard Morley Guymon. He served in the Marine Corps, was wounded in World War Two and received the Purple Heart. He also served an LDS mission to Louisiana and Texas. He was hired onto the Forest Service in Blanding, Utah straight out of his military service and worked there for 32 years. He married Alberta Minnie Williamson on 14 September 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had two children. Alberta and Willard served an LDS mission together to the Navajo Indians in Southeastern Utah. Willard died 5 October 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts