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History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter)

History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter)

Dates: 1969

One hand-bound volume, 191 leaves, of the "History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, Utah Chapter," as compiled by Eleen T. Williams, postmaster of Linwood and later Dutch John, Utah. The covers are homemade and the volume held together with a metal 2-hole fastener. The volume contains a history of each of the post offices in Utah (written by their respective postmasters), filed alphabetically according to their corresponding county (counties are also in alphabetical order). Dated 1969.

  • Extent: 1 volume (about 0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Williams, Eleen T., 1915-1996
  • Call Number: MSS 8838
  • 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 the History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter) must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Note
Title from item.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 8838; History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter); 20th and 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 8838, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Ellen Frazier on February 23, 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ellen Frazier; February 2016.
Subject Terms
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Labor History; Post office stations and branches--Photographs; Postal service--Utah--Postmasters--History--Sources; Williams, Eleen T., 1915-1996; National Association of Postmasters of the United States. Utah Chapter
Genre / Form
Books; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Amanda Crandall, manuscripts processor; April 2016.
Appraisal Information
Western American business and labor history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collecting policy, II.B.5.II, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS8838
Finding Aid Title
History of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (Utah Chapter)
Finding Aid Author
Amanda Crandall, manuscripts processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-06-23 15:51:06 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Eleen T. Williams was a teacher and public school officer, civic leader and historical enthusiast in the area of Dutch John, Utah, between about 1937 and 1996.

Eleen T. Williams was born May 31, 1915 in Salt Lake City to Hyrum and Janette Thompson. She spent her early years in Salt Lake. She attended West High School and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in home economics. She moved to Manila, Utah to begin her career as a teacher, where she met Paul Williams. They were married April 15, 1939. She started a new career of rancher's wife, homemaker and mother. She also was Daggett County Clerk, principal and superintendent of the Daggett County School District. She was the postmaster of the Linwood post office until the water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir covered Linwood and their home. They then moved to Minnies Gap, Wyoming and Mrs. Williams became Dutch John's first postmaster. She retired in 1978 and began a new career as executive secretary of the Flaming Gorge Natural History Association where she worked until 1989. She spent her remaining years in Salt Lake City and Minnies Gap. She was president of Daggett County Historical Society and was on the board of the Flaming Gorge Natural History Association and Wasatch Cache Interpretive Association. She traveled extensively. Her hobbies were reading, crafts and history. Eleen died April 9, 1996 in Salt Lake City at the age of 80.



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