Jill Mulvay Derr papers

Jill Mulvay Derr papers

Dates: 1977-2007

Contains Derr's teaching files and course materials as well as correspondence, administrative records, and other materials related to Derr's work as managing director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute.

  • Extent: 3 cartons (3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Derr, Jill Mulvay
  • Call Number: MSS 8009
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 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.
Contains two series: 1. Jill Mulvay Derr course materials, 1978-2004. 2. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute records, 1977-2008. Original order was maintained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jill Mulvay Derr papers 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 8009; Jill Mulvay Derr papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citation: MSS 8009, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jill Mulvay Derr in January 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jill Mulvay Derr; January 2012.
Related Material
See also the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records (UA 1214).
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History--Administration; Derr, Jill Mulvay--Archives; Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History--Administration; Colleges and Universities; Education; United States--History--Study and teaching
Genre / Form
Letters; Records
Processing Information
Processed; Dani Peterson; February 2012.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Derr (Jill Mulvay) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Dani Peterson
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-08T17:15-0700
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Biographical History

Jill Mulvay Derr (born 1948) is a Mormon historian in Utah.

Jill Mulvay Derr was born in 1948 and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Derr is married to C. Brooklyn Derr, and they are the parents of four children. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Utah and an MA in teaching from Harvard University. Derr was as an American history professor at Brigham Young University, the director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, and the president of the Mormon History Association. She has written several articles that have been published in various journals and anthologies. In addition, Derr has published several works including Women's Voices: An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints, Women of the Covenant: The Story of Relief Society, and Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry. She has also served in various capacities within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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