Hannah Bird Mendenhall family scrapbooks

Hannah Bird Mendenhall family scrapbooks

Dates: circa 1900-1930

Collection contains two scrapbooks of Hannah Bird Mendenhall. One of the scrapbooks contains photographs, and some of the photographs have captions. The second scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, family history materials, wedding announcements, and written biographies of children.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mendenhall, Hannah Bird, 1882-1943
  • Call Number: MSS 7658
  • 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: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in English.
Materials left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Hannah Bird Mendenhall family scrapbooks 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 7658; Hannah Bird Mendenhall family scrapbooks; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7658; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by David Lee Clement and Lisa Clement Shaw in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; David Lee Clement and Lisa Clement Shaw; 2010.
Subject Terms
Home and Family; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Photographs; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed by Benjamin Holt, Annie Grow, and Nanci Johnson, student manuscript interns, Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator in 2011.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.) Documents family life for a Mormon woman in Utah during the early 20th Century.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Mendenhall (Hannah Bird) family scrapbooks
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John M. Murphy, curator; Benjamin Holt, Annie Grow, and Nanci Johnson, student manuscript Interns; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-09-18T15:34-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Hannah Bird Mendenhall (1882-1943) was a Mormon woman living in Mapleton at the turn of the century.

Hannah Bird Mendenhall was born in Mapleton, Utah, on July 23, 1882, to Charles and Abbie Whiting Bird. She lived in Mapleton for the greater part of her life. Hannah married Richard L. Mendenhall on May 14, 1902, in the Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Temple. Together they raised seven children: Wendell Mendenhall, Arthur Mendenhall, Earl B. Mendenhall, Louise Mendenhall Harmer, Catherine Mendenhall Clements, Erma Mendenhall Hjorth, and Hannah Jean Mendenhall Fry. She was also a grandmother to 15 grandchildren.

During her life she served in many LDS Church callings including: President of the Utah Stake Primary Board, President of the Mapleton Ward Relief Society, and President of the Kolob Stake Relief Society (where she served for 11 years). She served as the recorder of the Whiting family organization, completing genealogical work up until her death. She died on June 23, 1943, in Mapleton, Utah. She was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts