Xanthe K. Farnworth oral histories

Xanthe K. Farnworth oral histories

Dates: circa 1980

Contains two cassette tapes that contain the oral history of Alice Armena Oliver Shumway and James Barton Ashcroft, who is Farnworth's grandfather. Recordings were made around 1980. Also includes audio transfers of recordings on CD.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ashcroft, James B. (James Barton), 1921. -- Farnworth, Xanthe K., 1956. -- Shumway, Alice Armena Oliver, 1890-1983
  • Call Number: MSS 7723
  • 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 are 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 Xanthe K. Farnworth oral histories 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 7723; Xanthe K. Farnworth oral histories; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7723, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Xanthe Farnworth in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Xanthe Farnworth; 2011.
Subject Terms
Ashcroft, James B. (James Barton), 1921---Interviews; Shumway, Alice Armena Oliver, 1890-1983--Interviews; Material Types; Mormons--Utah--Interviews; Oral Histories
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Compact discs
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.) Illustrates what life was like in Utah in the mid 1900s.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Farnworth (Xanthe K.) oral histories
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-11-07T17:10-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Xanthe K. Farnworth (b. 1956) is an English professor in Utah.

Xanthe Farnworth was born March 31, 1956. Farnworth is an English professor at Brigham Young University. She lives in Orem, Utah with her husband, Randy Farnworth.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts