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Merrill C. Mickelson collection of Red Rock Chapter newsletters

Merrill C. Mickelson collection of Red Rock Chapter newsletters

Dates: 2005-2011

Contains the newsletters of the Red Rock Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers in southern Utah, specifically Kanab, Orderville, Mt. Carmel, Glendale, and Alton. The newsletters contain family histories of ancestors of chapter members. Dated 2005 to 2011.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: National Society, Sons of Utah Pioneers. Red Rock Chapter. -- Mickelson, Merrill C., 1929
  • Call Number: MSS 7753
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 21st 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
English
Arrangement
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 Merrill C. Mickelson collection of Red Rock Chapter newsletters 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 7753; Merrill C. Mickelson collection of Red Rock Chapter newsletters; 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7753, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Merrill C. Mickelson in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Merrill C. Mickelson; 2011.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Kanab (Utah)--History; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Kanab--History; National Society, Sons of Utah Pioneers. Red Rock Chapter; Mickelson, Merrill C., 1929-
Genre / Form
Local histories
Processing Information
Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.
Appraisal Information
Surveys the activities and attitudes of a Mormon social group in Utah. Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7753
Finding Aid Title
Mickelson (Merrill C.) collection of Red Rock Chapter newsletters
Finding Aid Author
Peter Hoyt and John Murphy
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-07-08 15:43:08 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Red Rock Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers (after 1933- ) was organized in Kanab, Utah in support of SUP membership in the area.

The Red Rock Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers (RRSUP) honors the pioneers of the past and present for their faith, devotion, loyalty, hard work, service, courage, integrity, and determination. RRSUP's activities support the National Society's missions of preserving the memory and heritage of the early pioneers of the Utah Territory through treks, symposiums, conventions, and scholarships. They are recognized as a respected contributor to the preservation of Mormon Pioneer history.

Biographical History

Merrill C. Mickelson (born 1929) is a businessman in Kanab, Utah.

Merrill C. Mickelson was born March 30, 1929 in Vermillion, Utah to Rulon Spencer and Jessie Chapman Mickelson. Merrill grew up in Manti, Utah and graduated from Manti High in 1947. Merrill worked for Bradshaw Auto Parts and was later sent to work at the store in Kanab, Utah. There he met Charlene Robertson and they were married May 6, 1960 in the St. George, Utah Temple. Later Merrill bought the auto part store and ran Mickelson Auto for many years. Merrill and Charlene are the parents of six children, Myrna, Sylvia, Wayne, Jay, Valerie, and Merilee. Merrill has been a member of the Red Rock Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers for many years. Merrill enjoys spending time with family and for many years he has taken his grandchildren on hikes up Squaw Trail in Kanab, Utah. Merrill is a great example of giving service to church, family, and community and still chops wood for the widows in Kanab, Utah. As of February 2011 they are the grandparents of 36 and great-grandparents to five. Merrill and Charlene currently reside in their home of over 50 years in Kanab, Utah.



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