Martha A. Chavez papers
Martha A. Chavez papers
The Martha Chavez papers contain newspaper clippings about Martha, or newspaper clippings she is quoted in. It also contains her journal dated 1972 to 1999, a family calendar created by Martha, some papers regarding spiritual experiences and dreams that she had, and two books of the conversion stories and testimonies of the Relief Society sisters and youth of her ward.
- Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
- Creator: Chavez, Martha A.
- Call Number: MSS 7283
- 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: Privacy restricted until 2084; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
- Languages and Scripts
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Martha A. Chavez 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 7283; Martha A. Chavez papers; 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7283, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated by Martha A. Chavez in 2005.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Martha A. Chavez; 2005.
- Other Finding Aids
- More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.
- Subject Terms
- Chavez, Martha A.--Archives; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Hispanic American Mormons--Utah--History--Sources; Performing Arts; Voice teachers--Utah--History--Sources
- Genre / Form
- Books; Calendars; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Diaries
- Processing Information
- Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator; 2009.
- Appraisal Information
- Ethnic and minority history (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.IV, August 2007).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Chavez (Martha A.) papers
- 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 2010-10-08T09:32-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Biographical Info:
Martha Chavez is a vocal performer and instructor in Utah.
Martha Chavez was born in Piedras Negras Coahuila, Mexico. She moved with her family to the United States when she was ten years old. One of her elementary school teachers sang really well in class, and Martha began to imitate her singing. Martha was offered a scholarship from the University of New Mexico, but turned it down to attend Brigham Young University, also on scholarship. While at BYU, she developed her singing and dancing, as she pursued her degree in Mexican-American Studies and Folklore. She continued to develop her talent for singing. After performing many times, she decided that she would rather teach, so she returned to Utah and opened her own voice studio. She now teaches over one hundred students and often has to turn students who want to take lessons away. She has also helped with the Spanish version of the Primary songbook and has performed many LDS songs. She currently resides in Murray, Utah.
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