Martha Geneva Day Larsen diaries and histories

Martha Geneva Day Larsen diaries and histories

Dates: 1906-1963

This collection consists of three notebooks. They contain Mrs. Larsen's diaries, histories of her ancestors, some of her activities as the wife of a prominent professor at Brigham Young University, and her personal observations on life. The entries for her later life are short and sketchy. The account of her early life in Fairview is more detailed. The journals usually summarize some of her activities for the specified year.

  • Extent: 3 items (3 notebooks)
  • Creator: Larsen, Martha Geneva Day, 1885
  • Call Number: MSS SC 893
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Martha Geneva Day Larsen diaries and histories 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 893; Martha Geneva Day Larsen diaries and histories; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 893, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Day family; Larsen, Martha Geneva Day, 1885---Diaries; Fairview (Utah)--History; Home and Family; Material Types; Social Life and Customs
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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Larsen (Martha Geneva Day) diaries and histories
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Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-23T04:02-0700
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Biographical History

Mrs. Larsen was the wife of B.F. Larsen, an art professor at Brigham Young University, and a Mormon housewife. Martha was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and was raised in Fairview, Utah. She spent most of her adult life in Provo, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts