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Sterling E. Beesley collection of Mormon church music

Sterling E. Beesley collection of Mormon church music

Dates: 1991

A collection of photocopies of 19th century LDS church music, including the original hymn book, and music written by Eliza R. Snow. Most of the sheet music contains handwritten notes. Dated 1991.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Beesley, Sterling E.
  • Call Number: MSS 6838
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; 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 Sterling E. Beesley collection of Mormon church music 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 6838; Sterling E. Beesley collection of Mormon church music; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6838, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Sterling E. Beesley in 1991.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Sterling E. Beesley; 1991.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Hymns; Snow, Eliza R. (Eliza Roxey), 1804-1887; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Church music--19th century; Music--19th century; Sheet music--19th century
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 4 May 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Beesley (Sterling E.) collection of Mormon church music
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 2013-07-08T11:06-0600
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Biographical History

Sterling E. Beesley was the grandson of Ebenezer Beesley, a former conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He was born June 23, 1911 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah to Alvin Augustus Beesley and Ruby Ross Pratt. He married Mary Phyllis Foulger on December 26, 1936 in Salt Lake City. Beesley died November 13, 1994.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts