Olive Ellen Winterton Hart autobiography

Olive Ellen Winterton Hart autobiography

Dates: 1913-2000

This collection includes a published autobiography of Olive Winterton Hart. It gives highlights of her life as well as specific memories regarding her life.

  • Extent: 1 folder (.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hart, Olive Ellen Winterton
  • Call Number: MSS 6783
  • 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 Olive Ellen Winterton Hart autobiography 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 6783; Olive Ellen Winterton Hart autobiography; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6783, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This autobiography was written during the early 1990s. It was published in 2000, three years after Olive's death, by her husband Phil Hart. It was donated by her family.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Hart family; 2009.
Subject Terms
Hart, Olive Ellen Winterton; Home and Family; Logan (Utah)--History--20th century; Material Types; Provo (Utah)--History--20th century; Publications; Social Life and Customs
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009.
Appraisal Information
This belongs in the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana collection because it describes the life and story of an LDS woman raising her family in Utah and her service in the church and in the community.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hart (Olive Ellen Winterton) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Whitney Parry, student assistant
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:21-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Oliver Winterton Hart (1913-1997) was a Canadian native who graduated from Brigham Young University. She later worked at a teacher at several schools before working at Brigham Young University.

Olive Winterton Hart was born on February 16, 1913 at home in Magrath, Alberta, Canada. She was the second of five children, of Ralph and Louise Winterton. Her family lived there until she was in 8th Grade when they moved to Provo, Utah. She graduated early from high school and enrolled in classes at Brigham Young University. While she attended BYU she was a member of the Cesta Ties Social Unit and Gamma Phi Omicron, a Home Economic's Sorority. She graduated from BYU in June 1935 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foods and Nutrition with minors in Home Living and English. After graduation she got a job teaching at South Summit High School in Kamas, Utah, Beaver High School in Beaver, Utah, and Provo High School in Provo, Utah. In 1937 she became a U.S. citizen. During the summer of 1940 she went to Ames, Iowa for summer school. While attending that school she met her husband Phil Hart. When she returned in the fall she was offered a job to teach at BYU and oversee student teachers. She and Phil were engaged during the fall of 1940 and were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 18, 1941. They then moved to New Jersey for a short time and then they moved to Logan, Utah. Olive and Phil are the parents of seven children. In their later years they were called as temple workers in the Provo LDS Temple, and to serve a couples mission to the Texas-Dallas Mission. She passed away on November 24, 1997.

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