Cheryl Coatney collection on Proposition 8

Cheryl Coatney collection on Proposition 8

Dates: 2008-2009

Contains newspaper clippings, email printouts, and a political banner related to Prop 8, the bill proposing an amendment to the California constitution to define marriage between one man and one woman, collected by Cheryl Coatney, September 2008-March 2009.

  • Extent: 4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Coatney, Cheryl
  • Call Number: MSS 6801
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Donor restricted until 2019; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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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 Cheryl Coatney papers 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 6801; Cheryl Coatney papers; 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6801, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Cheryl Coatney in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Cheryl Coatney; 2009.
Subject Terms
California. Proposition 8 (2008); Civil Rights; Civil rights--California--History--21st century; Political campaigns--California--History--21st century; Politics, Government, and Law; Same-sex marriage--California--History--21st century
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; April 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Coatney (Cheryl) collection on Proposition 8
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 2014-02-21T12:41-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Cheryl Coatney (1951- ) is a Mormon convert who has served various music-related callings. She currently works with the American Red Cross as a Skill Evaluator for their Competency Evaluation Program.

Cheryl Coatney was born March 16, 1951 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. She grew up in the Arden-Arcade community and attended Rio Americano High School. She graduated from American River College in Sacramento in 1971, receiving an Associate Degree in General Science. In 1974 she received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis. It was here at UC Davis she joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 12, 1973. In 1977 she received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Brigham Young University. Cheryl worked in the neurosurgical ward at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and many years thereafter with the elderly in skilled nursing facilities in the area. She is currently working as a Skill Evaluator for the Competency Evaluation Program with the American Red Cross at different locations around Northern California. She played the string bass in college and in various musical organizations. She has served in many church callings, most of them music-related. She has three children and two grandchildren.

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