Mary Mostert papers

Mary Mostert papers

Dates: 2004-2005

Contains four books written and published by Mary Mostert, including two copies of each volume of Banner of Liberty. Also contains a binder called Excerpts from the Life of Mary Mostert (Grooms). Materials date from between 2004 and 2005.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mostert, Mary, 1929
  • Call Number: MSS 8200
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Collection materials are arranged in their original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mary Mostert 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 8200; Mary Mostert papers; 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8200; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the 20th Century Workroom in 2013.
Acquisition Information
Found; 20th Century Workroom; 2013.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature; Mormon authors; Mormon women--Utah
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American Women (21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.) Pertains to the books authored by Mary Mostert, a Latter-day Saint woman.
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Finding Aid Title
Mostert (Mary) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:36-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mary Mostert (born 1929) is a Mormon writer and activist.

Mary Mostert was born in 1929 in Arkansas to J.F.T. Mostert and Lucy Kurtz Stallings Mostert. She attended University of Missouri. From 1948 to 1963, she wrote for Nation magazine. From 1965 to 1969, she wrote a weekly column for the Rochester, New York, Times-Union. During the 1960s, she served as a national leader of the Mothers' Lobby. She married H.L. Grooms in 1978. They have six children. For much of her life, she worked to help those disadvantaged people who were not being helped by the government. From 1991 to 1992, she served a Mormon mission to Johannesburg, South Africa. She was the Public Affairs director for the Africa Area for the Church. She is a nationally-respected political writer. She ran unsuccessfully for the New York State Senate and then became a campaign manager. She served as the secretary of Positive Action NOW! a South African women's group that sought to reduce South African social turmoil. She is the author of a few books. She currently lives in Utah.

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