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Darrell and Gordon W. Knight collection on Jesse Knight

Darrell and Gordon W. Knight collection on Jesse Knight

Dates: 1897-1949

Collection contains newspaper pages that feature articles relating to the Jesse Knight family and show the family's impact on the state of Utah socially, politically, and economically. The newspapers come from various Utah publications including the Deseret News, Deseret Evening News, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Herald, Salt Lake Herald Republican, and Inter-Mountain Republican. They date between 1897 and 1949, with the bulk of them between 1908 and 1910. Newspapers that date before 1921 focus on Jesse Knight's political, philanthropic, social, and professional life, and on Jesse William Knight's political career. The newspapers post-1921 report events regarding Jesse Knight's family, the majority of which are of a social or political nature. Many of the articles refer to Jesse Knight as "Uncle Jesse" and Jesse William Knight as "Cousin Jesse." Besides hard, laminated copies of the newspapers, the collection includes a DVD of eighteen scans of the newspapers. All are duplicates and maintain a similar date range to that of the hard copies.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Knight, Darrell V.. -- Knight, Gordon W.
  • Call Number: MSS 7598
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in chronological order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Darrell and Gordon W. Knight collection on Jesse Knight 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 7598; Darrell and Gordon W. Knight collection on Jesse Knight; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7598, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Darrell Knight and Gordon W. Knight in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Darrell Knight and Gordon W. Knight; 2010.
Subject Terms
Knight, Jesse, 1845-1921; City and Town Life; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); DVDs
Processing Information
Processed; Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. Displays the involvement of the Jesse Knight family in the Utah County community.
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Finding Aid Title
Knight (Darrell and Gordon W.) collection on Jesse Knight
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John Murphy, curator, and Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:12-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Gordon W. Knight is the grandson of a first cousin of Jessie Knight. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is married to Kathryn Knight. He is the co-leader of the Knight Family Organization with his brother, Darrell Knight.

Biographical History

Darrell Knight (b. 1929) is the grandson of a first cousin of Jesse Knight. He married Nancy D. Knight and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Darrell and Nancy began the Knight Family Organization in 1986, which organizes and puts on family reunions celebrating the Joseph, Newel, and Jesse Knight families. Darrell and his brother Gordon are the co-leaders of the organization.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts