Norma Elliott collection of The Kinsman

Norma Elliott collection of The Kinsman

Dates: 1950-1986

The collection contains copies of The Kinsman (including pre-1960's when it was known as The Knapper), the Jesse N. Smith Family Association newsletter. Materials are dated 1950-1986.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Elliott, Norma Larson, 1916-2009
  • Call Number: MSS 8706
  • 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 Norma Elliott collection of The Kinsman 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 8706; Norma Elliott collection of The Kinsman; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8706, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Norma Elliott collected the copies of The Kinsman, then gave them to her sister, Dorothy Lisonbee, who then donated them to the library in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dorothy Lisonbee; 2014.
Related Material
There is more information about Jesse N. Smith and the family organization in the collection Norma Larson Elliott family papers, MSS 8264.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Family histories; Elliott, Norma Larson, 1916-2009
Genre / Form
Newsletters
Processing Information
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
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_MSS8706
Finding Aid Title
Elliott (Norma) collection of The Kinsman
Finding Aid Author
Margaret Weddle
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-06 12:08:28 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Norma Larson Elliott (1916-2009) was a Mormon family history specialist in Arizona.

Norma Larson Elliott was born on May 30, 1916 to Margaret Smith (1884-1973) and Alof Pratt Larson (1882-1961) in Lakeside, Arizona. She studied family history at Brigham Young University in 1962, and it remained a passion for her whole life. She not only found much of the genealogy that is listed for the Larson, Smith, Hunt, and Marsden families, but also collected their histories. She also maintained records about her parents' homestead businesses, Latter-day Saint missions, and lives.

She had no children of her own, but was a motherly influence in the lives of her nieces and nephews.

Elliott died on June 5, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona.



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