Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen papers

Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen papers

Dates: approximately 1950-2010

Contains materials pertaining to the life of Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen. Included are her journals, some correspondence with her husband, and digital images of members of her family on DVD discs. Dated circa 1950-2010.

  • Extent: 2 cartons (2 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Allen, Marva Genevieve Stevens, 1929-2011
  • Call Number: MSS 8819
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in three series: 1. Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen journals, 1971-2010. 2. Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen correspondence, 1951-1954. 3. Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen photographs, 1950-1994.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen 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 8819; Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8819, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Scott J. Allen, son of Marva Allen, in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Scott J. Allen; January 5, 2016.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; City and Town Life; Home and Family; Allen, Marva Genevieve Stevens, 1929-2011
Genre / Form
Letters; Diaries; Digital images
Processing Information
Processed; Sadie Julian; 2016.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.IV, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Allen (Marva Genevieve Stevens) papers
Finding Aid Author
Sadie Julian
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-06-02 10:27:31 -0600.
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Biographical History

Marva Genevieve Stevens Allen (1929-2011) was a Mormon wife and mother in Utah.

Marva Genevieve Stevens was born on August 9, 1929 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Kenneth R. and Iona B. Stevens. She graduated from Utah State in 1951. Marva married LeGrande Allen on March 20, 1953 in Logan, Utah and they had eight children together. She lived a life of service and love in Bountiful, Utah. On November 27, 2011 Marva passed away in Bountiful, Utah.

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