Oral history interview with William L. Black

Oral history interview with William L. Black

Dates: 1971

Oral history interview with William L. Black, conducted by Anne Banas on June 29, 1971 for the University of Utah and the California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. The subject is polygamy. William's discussion of this institution includes the Mormon colonies in Mexico, their exodus to the states during the revolution, and the history of Blanding, Utah.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Banas, Anne. -- Black, William L., 1913-1977
  • Call Number: MSS 6747
  • 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 William L. Black 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 6747; Oral history interview with William L. Black; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6747, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Black, William L., 1913-1977--Interviews; Blanding (Utah)--History; Material Types; Mormons--Mexico; Oral Histories; Polygamy
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 18 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
Black (William L.), oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor and John Murphy, curator
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-04-16T11:19-0600
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Biographical History

William Lunt Black was born June 17, 1913 in Pacheco, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico to Morley Larsen and Rachel Ann Lunt Black. His family moved to Utah soon after he was born to escape the Mexican Revolution. William married Hilma Elizabeth Burge June 6, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died January 17, 1977 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts