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Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris

Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris

Dates: 1971

Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris, conducted on 10 and 12 July 1972 by Sandy McFadden and Kim Stewart for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton, Oral History Program. The subjects are the Civilian Conservation Corp and the water supply and tunnel project in Blanding, Utah. The history of Blanding Utah is also discussed at length. Bound manuscript, 40 pages of text, 2 photocopied pictures and indexes included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Harris, Ashton, 1910. -- Harris, Lucy, 1912-2000. -- McFadden, Sandy. -- Stewart, Kim
  • Call Number: MSS 6731
  • 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 Ashton and Lucy Harris 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 6731; Oral history interviews with Ashton and Lucy Harris; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6731, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Utah; Harris, Ashton, 1910---Interviews; Harris, Lucy, 1912-2000--Interviews; Blanding (Utah)--History; Blanding (Utah)--Water-supply--History; Material Types; Oral Histories
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
Harris (Ashton and Lucy), 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 2011-01-03T10:07-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Leonard Ashton Harris was born 14 April 1910 in Bluff, San Juan, Utah to Lucy Rosalia Ashton and Joseph Bond Harris. He married Vernis Washburn 25 May 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah and a week later left for the Southern States LDS mission where he served for two years. Ashton died 1 June 1987 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.

Biographical History

Lucy Harris was born in Bluff, San Juan, Utah 22 December 1912 to Lucy Rosalia Ashton and Joseph Bond Harris. She served an LDS mission to Kentucky and Tennessee in 1941. She died 15 May 2000 in Blanding, Utah.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts