Jessie Chapman Mickelson diaries

Jessie Chapman Mickelson diaries

Dates: 1945-1978

Collection contains the daily writings of a Manti/Richfield, Utah, woman in the 20th century. The diaries include notes about the weather, visits from family members, births and deaths within the family, and church activities.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mickelson, Jessie Chapman, 1901-1989
  • Call Number: MSS 7824
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Diaries are 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 the Jessie Chapman Mickelson diaries 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 7824; Jessie Chapman Mickelson diaries; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7824, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Arlene M. Smith in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Arlene M. Smith; 2011.
Subject Terms
Diaries; Manti (Utah)--History; Material Types; Richfield (Utah)--History
Processing Information
Processed; Pete Hoyt, student manuscript 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.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Mickelson (Jessie Chapman) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed; Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:30-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Jessie Chapman Mickelson (1901-1989) was a housewife and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in southern Utah.

Jessie Chapman was born December 21, 1901, in Manti, Utah, to Samuel Welcome and Lillies Staines Lyon Chapman. She was the youngest of eleven children. She was raised in Manti, Utah, and married Rulon Spencer Mickelson of Manti on March 18, 1925, in the Manti, Utah, temple. She was the mother of four children: Garth (Lola), Merrill (Charlene), Arlene (Lloyd), and Elliot (Zola). The family lived in Manti, but later moved to Richfield, Utah, for Rulon's job. Jessie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held several callings including Sunday school teacher and Relief Society president. She was greatly loved by her children and grandchildren. Jessie passed away January 14, 1989, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts