Myrth Burr history of Burr Orchards

Myrth Burr history of Burr Orchards

Dates: 1998-2008

The Myrth Burr history of Burr Orchards was written by Myrth Burr between 1998 and 2008. She and her husband Dick compiled the memories they had of the their childhoods, the orchard, and the Native Americans who worked with them in the orchard. The majority of the memories are about Burr Orchards, one of the last remaining orchards in Provo, Utah area.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Burr, Myrth
  • Call Number: MSS 6891
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Myrth Burr history of Burr Orchards 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 6891; Myrth Burr history of Burr Orchards; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6891, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Myrth Burr in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Myrth Burr; 2009.
Subject Terms
Burr, Dick W. (Dick Wayne), 1920-2002; Burr, Myrth; Home and Family; Kickapoo Indians--Utah--Provo--History; Orchards--Utah--Provo--History; Social Life and Customs
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Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Environmental History (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VI, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Burr (Myrth) history of Burr Orchards
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T11:07-0600
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Biographical History

Myrth Burr was born 9 March 1921 in Escalante, Utah. She married Dick Burr on 17 November 1941 in the Provo Courthouse. She and Dick founded Burr Orchards in 1949, and ran the orchards until they sold them in 2002, after Dick's death.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts