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Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris materials

Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris materials

Dates: 1847-2002

Materials include information, papers, and artifacts gathered Janet Jenson in the course of writing a biography of her grandfather Franklin S. Harris. The materials include articles by or about Franklin S. Harris, Franklin S. Harris' testimony in the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians vs. the United States, some business records of Franklin S. Harris, newspaper clippings about Franklin S. Harris, correspondence of Franklin S. and Estelle S. Harris, certificates of Franklin S. and Estelle S. Harris, and the typescripts or copies of the diaries of Estelle S. Harris and Eunice S. Harris. It also contains a draft of the biography of Franklin S. Harris written by Janet Jenson and audiocassettes of oral histories with people who knew the Harris family as well as the notes Jenson used to write the biography. Dated 1847-2002.

  • Extent: 2 oversize folders (0.3 linear ft.). -- 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jenson, Janet, 1937
  • Call Number: UA 1106
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 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 have been arranged into eight series by like subject: I. Janet Jenson biography of Franklin S. Harris, approximately 1980-2002. II. Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris diaries, 1847-1972. III. Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris and family correspondence, 1939-1962. IV. Franklin S. Harris business records and court case, 1947-1965. V. Janet Jenson collection of Franklin S. Harris newspaper clippings, 1946-1960. VI. Pamphlets and articles mentioning or by Franklin S. Harris, 1907-2002. VII. Franklin S. and Estelle Harris certificates, drawings, and pillow case, 1908-1983. VIII Janet Jenson's research notes for Harris biography, approximately 1980-2000.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Janet Jenson Collection of Franklin S. Harris materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1106; Janet Jenson Collection of Franklin S. Harris materials; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1106, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Janet Jenson in May 2004.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Janet Jenson; May 2004.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1106.xml
Subject Terms
Harris, Franklin Stewart, 1884-1960; Utah State University; Colleges and Universities; Education; Provo (Utah)
Processing Information
Processed; Kayla Quinney; April 2009.
Appraisal Information
Part of University Archives; University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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Finding Aid Title
Jenson (Janet) collection of Harris (Franklin S.) materials
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kayla Quinney
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-07T15:00-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Janet Jenson (1937- ) is Mormon librarian and cataloger in Utah.

Janet Jenson was born April 10, 1937 in Athens, Georgia to Ralph William and Helen Harris Jenson, the first of their four children. She attended Brigham Young University, receiving a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in history and religion. She then worked at at the Church Historian's Office, taking some time off to complete a Master's of Library Science at Columbia University. After leaving church employment, she served in the Peace Corps and as a librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. She currently lives in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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