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Oral history interview with Hilda Oliver Perkins

Oral history interview with Hilda Oliver Perkins

Dates: 1972

Oral history interview with Hilda Oliver Perkins, conducted on 9 July 1972 by Pat Whitaker for the Utah State Historical Society and California State Historical Society, Fullerton. The subject is the general history of Bluff, Utah. Bound manuscript, 30 pages, including 3 pages of photocopied pictures and an index.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Perkins, Hilda Oliver, 1912-1999. -- Whitaker, Pat, 1946
  • Call Number: MSS 6742
  • 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 Hilda Oliver Perkins 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 6742; Oral history interview with Hilda Oliver Perkins; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6742, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Perkins, Hilda Oliver, 1912-1999--Interviews; Bluff (Utah)--History; Indians of North America--Utah; Material Types; Oral Histories
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 17 February 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Perkins (Hilda), 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 2011-01-04T09:32-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Hilda Oliver Perkins (1912-1999) married Owen Kent Nielson and when he died she married Owen's second cousin, Ray William Perkins.

Hilda Oliver Perkins was born 11 August 1912 in Blanding, San Juan, Utah to John Henry and Sara E. Dalton Oliver. John died when Hilda was only six weeks old of typhoid fever. Her widowed mother eventually moved her family to Bluff, Utah, when Hilda was seven-years-old. Hilda first married an Owen Kent Nielson. He died in March of 1952. Hilda married Owen's second cousin, Ray William Perkins, on 29 August 1952 in Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico. She died 19 May 1999.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts