Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash

Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash

Dates: 1990

Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash, 1990 where Ash recounts his experiences growing up in Lehi, Utah from the 1920s to the 1940s. He also discusses his POW experiences, including journal enteries and war poems written in the camps by U.S. soldiers

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ash, Cecil Grant
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2930
  • 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 to public access.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 2930; Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash; 20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2930, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collection in 1997.
Related Material
These items are part of the 20th Century and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
United States. Air Force; University of Wisconsin; Utah State University; Hawaii; Lehi (Utah); Madison (Wis.); Provo (Utah); Virginia; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, American
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries; Poetry--20th century
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.III, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:02-0600
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Biographical History

Cecil Grant Ash was born in 1922 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. During World War II, he served as a lead bombardier in the 740th Bombardment Squadron. He became a German POW when his plane was shot down in Vienna, Austria in May 1944. While at BYU, he married Zola Rae Law in Dec. of 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple and they had four children together. Ash died in 2007 in Provo, Utah.

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