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George A. Smith chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers papers

George A. Smith chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers papers

Dates: 1935-2007, bulk 1974-2007

Contains the history of the George A. Smith chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, minutes of chapter meetings, treasurer records and the chapter handbook of policy and procedures. Also includes a handbook for new members and a book listing all chapter-recognized pioneers. Materials dated 1935-2007.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: National Society, Sons of Utah Pioneers. George A. Smith chapter
  • Call Number: MSS 8520
  • 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: Open for public research.
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 George A. Smith chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers 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 8520; George A. Smith chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8520, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the George A. Smith chapter of the National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; George A. Smith chapter of the National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers; 2014.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Clubs and Societies; Mormon pioneers--Recreation; Societies--Utah--Provo; National Society, Sons of Utah Pioneers. George A. Smith chapter
Genre / Form
Corporate minutes
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_MSS8520
Finding Aid Title
George A. Smith chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers papers
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-06 14:17:27 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The George A. Smith chapter of the National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers (1933-2006) was a Provo, Utah-based society that sponsored the Provo Pioneer Village as well as other activities to help preserve the memory and heritae of the early pioneers of the Utah Territory.

The George A. Smith chapter of the National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP) was officially organized on march 19, 1933, although it was derived from a forerunner group called "The Sons," which was organized in 1928. A year later, in 1934, the chapter's constitution and bylaws were published. The chapter's first president, Lawrence T. Epperson, was also elected. During its early years, the George A. Smith chapter established the Provo Pioneer Village in Provo, Utah, and was primarily responsible for its operation and upkeep for over 70 years. The Provo Pioneer Village featured original buildings and artifacts from the nineteenth century as well as live demonstrations of some parts of a pioneer's daily work.

Due to the age and failing health of the majority of its members, the George A. Smith chapter merged with the Brigham Young chapter of SUP in 2006, after which the Brigham Young chapter assumed the responsibilities of the operation of the Provo Pioneer Village.



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John Murphy
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