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Lynn Romney Keenan collection of George W. and Lenore Romney family papers

Lynn Romney Keenan collection of George W. and Lenore Romney family papers

Dates: 1926-1998

Contains photographs, letters, magazines, articles, and speeches relating to professional and political activity. Also includes family papers, photographs, and church-related materials. Materials dated 1926-1998.

  • Extent: 53 boxes (26.5 linear ft.). -- 21 oversize boxes (18.9 linear ft.). -- 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 2 film boxes (2.4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Keenan, Lynn Romney, 1935. -- Romney, George W., 1907-1995. -- Romney, Lenore, 1908-1998
  • Call Number: MSS 8486
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Donor restricted until 2034; permission to access materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Lynn Romney Keenan collection of George W. and Lenore Romney family 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 8486; Lynn Romney Keenan collection of George W. and Lenore Romney family papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8486, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Lynn Romney Keenan, the daughter of George W. Romney, donated the materials to the repository in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Lynn Romney Keenan; 2014.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Politics, Government, and Law; Political Campaigns; Family; Michigan--Politics and government; Automobile industry and trade--Michigan; Letters; Keenan, Lynn Romney, 1935-; Romney, George W., 1907-1995; Romney, Lenore, 1908-1998; Romney family
Genre / Form
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS8486
Finding Aid Title
Keenan (Lynn Romney) collection of George W. Romney papers
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-05-20 16:22:44 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

George W. Romney (1907-1995) was a prominent Mormon politician and businessman.

George Wilcken Romney was born July 8, 1907 to Gaskell Romney and Anna Amelia Pratt in Mexico. In 1913, the family moved to Idaho. In 1926, Romney served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the British Isles. George married LeNore LaFount on July 2, 1931. They had 4 children: Margo Lynn, Jane LaFount, George Scott, and Willard Mitt.

Romney was the president and chairman of the American Motors Corporation. He became Governor of Michigan in 1962. He also ran for United States president in 1968, but dropped out of the race. He served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Richard Nixon.

He died July 26, 1995 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Biographical History

Lynn Romney Keenan (1935- ) is the daughter of George W. Romney.

Lynn Romney Keenan was born as Margo Lynn Romney on June 6 1935, in Washington, D.C., to parents George Wilcken and Lenore LaFount Romney. She married federal prosecutor, Loren Grover Keenan, and together they had eight children. Lynn was involved with her family and family history.



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