Ruth A. Aven collection

Ruth A. Aven collection

Dates: 1887-1949

Collection consists of newspaper clippings, a photograph, and a personal narrative, collected by Ruth Allen Aven. All the items in the collection deal with various ancestors of Aven, including her father, Samuel H. Allen, and maternal grandfather, John Lowry. The collection dates from 1887 to 1949.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Aven, Ruth A. (Ruth Allen), 1899-2000
  • Call Number: MSS 7424
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ruth A. Aven collection 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 7424; Ruth A. Aven collection; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7424, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Ruth Allen Aven in 1993.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Ruth Allen Aven; 1993.
Subject Terms
Allen family; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Sources
Genre / Form
Bibliographies; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Aven (Ruth A.) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:08-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Ruth A. Aven (1899-2000) was a family historian in California.

Aven was born April 3, 1899 in Provo, Utah, to Samuel and Ida Allen. She married Horace Aven November 24, 1927. The couple eventually moved to California, where Ruth stayed after the death of Horace in 1973. Ruth Allen Aven died April 24, 2000.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts