Rosa Vida Bischoff Black papers

Rosa Vida Bischoff Black papers

Dates: approximately 1950-2003

Materials include journals, collections of letters, scrapbooks, date books, ledgers and a personal history all created by Rosa Vida Bischoff Black. There is also a collection of onion skin funeral transcripts for people in the Black family. Dates range approximately 1950-2003.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Black, Rosa Vida Bischoff, 1903-2004
  • Call Number: MSS 8766
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Rosa Vida Bischoff Black papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8766; Rosa Vida Bischoff Black papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8766, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Clinton Black, son of Rosa Vida Bischoff Black, in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Clinton Black; November 2016.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Black, Rosa Vida Bischoff, 1903-2004--Archives
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; Caitlyn Towne, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)
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Finding Aid Title
Black (Rosa Vida Bischoff) papers
Finding Aid Author
Caitlyn Towne
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-11-29 13:26:45 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Rosa Vida Bischoff Black (1903-2004) was a Mormon mother and writer in Utah.

Rosa Vida Bischoff was born on September 18, 1903 in Lovell, Wyoming, to Robert John Bischoff and Rose Ann Jensen. She attended the University of Wyoming and taught school for several years. On June 4, 1925 she married Clinton M. Black in the Salt Lake Temple; they had eight children. She was a writer and thespian, authoring three local histories and nine other books. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in various positions, including as an instructor, as president of the Relief Society, Primary, and Young Women's programs, and as stake Relief Society counselor. She and her husband also served two missions together: 1971-73, Australia East; and 1975-77, Nauvoo Restoration with a special assignment to the Carthage Jail. Outside of the Church, she also served as an instructor and officer in Daughters of Utah Pioneers for many years. She was honored in 1969 as an Alternate Mother of the Year for Utah, as Mrs. Kearns by the Kearns Town Council in 1993, and in 2001 with the Utah Democratic Party's Eleanor Roosevelt award for a lifetime of service. She passed away on December 22, 2004.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts