Cornell Taylor Christensen diary

Cornell Taylor Christensen diary

Dates: 1932-1936

Handwritten diary begun as an autobiography covering the years 1910-1931 and continuing as a diary from 1931 to 1936. It ends with a record of his struggle with tuberculosis which ended his life in 1936 at the age of 26. A letter to Christensen from his mother fills pages 167-176. It was written the morning of his death and describes various memories she had of him.

  • Extent: 1 item (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Christensen, Cornell Taylor, 1910-1936
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1173
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cornell Taylor Christensen diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1173; Cornell Taylor Christensen diary; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1173, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Harold Christensen in 1984.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Harold Christensen; 1984.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Christensen, Cornell Taylor, 1910-1936; Disease; Mormons--California--History; Mormons--Utah--History; Science, Technology, and Health; Tuberculosis patients' writings--Utah
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Christensen (Cornell Taylor) diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:07-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon, who was a student at Brigham Young University and the California Institute of Technology.

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