Ivan A. Farnworth interview

Ivan A. Farnworth interview

Dates: 1985 January 31

Transcript of an interview conducted by Stan Burnett on 31 Jan. 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Farnworth was inducted into the military at Camp Fremont, California. He contracted influenza in 1918. He served as a guard in France, and went to Camp Lincoln after the war to guard Afro-Americans. Farnworth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had five cousins that also served in the war, and two of them died. He said that he and his brother received patriarchal blessings that promised them they would live, and both survived. He learned to love the men he fought with, but he hated war. He said that people should learn to live with each other. He didn't kill anyone, and he loved the Germans because they are good people.

  • Extent: 1 item (18 p.)
  • Creator: Burnett, Stan. -- Farnworth, Ivan A.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3191
  • 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
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ivan A. Farnworth interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 3191; Ivan A. Farnworth interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3191, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Ray Hillam donated these materials to Special Collections in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
Subject Terms
Farnworth, Ivan A.; Influenza--History--Sources; Military; Mormons--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Farnworth (Ivan A.) interview
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Farnworth was a veteran of World War I.

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