Guide to Women's Manuscript Collections

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Young, Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs MSS SC 2184; MSS SC 1592 This collection contains four folders of materials by or about Zina. The first folder contains a biography of Zina. The title page states that it was written by a granddaughter, Oa J...
Young, Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs MSS SC 1393; MSS SC 294 This collection includes a handwritten, signed letter from Zina to her step-son Willard at West Point Military Academy and a typewritten transcript of the letter. The letter is dated ...
Young, Margaret Pierce Whitesides MSS SC 882 Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young wrote her autobiography in December 1903. She spent her life mixing with many leaders of the Mormon Church and relates several experiences that help...
Yearsley, Mary Ann Hoopes MSS SC 391 This collection contains of a biography compiled in 1914 by Mary Ann's grandson, J.D. Cummings, a photograph of Mary Ann, correspondence from LeGrande L. Baker requesting biographical informati...
Woolley, Flora Snow MSS SC 856 This collection contains a ten-page transcript of Flora's memoirs and family photographs complied by Julius Woolley Dalley. It is entitled, 'Experiences in the Life of Edwin Dilworth Woolley, Jr. a...
Woodmansee, Emily Hill Mills MSS 2003; Vault 618 So68n 1892; BX 8608 .A1a no. 1462; BX 8608 .A1a no. 7154; BX 8688.1 .W859p 1986 This collection includes three boxes of material dating from 1852 to 1906. The bulk of the three boxes are Emily's poems. Most are organized with an original copy of the poem followed...
Woodman, Jean Florence Maw MSS 1791 This collection is held within one Hollinger box and is further divided into eleven folders. The first folder contains an edited transcript of Dennis Rowley's interview with Jean on June 10, 1989 a...
Woodbury, Phoebe K. MSS 890 This is a collection of thirty-two holographic letters written by Phoebe Woodbury, one current letter, five newspaper clippings, and a small book. The letters cover a period from 1847 to 1867 and r...
Wood, Stella Permelia Sudweeks MSS SC 1018 Stella Permelia Sudweeks Wood wrote her autobiography as a Christmas present for her children and grandchildren. The autobiography was written in four installments, each one a continuation of t...
Wood, Kathleen Blanche Bird MSS 8 This is a three-page typescript biography written by Kathleen's granddaughter, Afton G. Wood, and it is found in the sixth folder of the Margaret Steed Hess collection. There are not many personal ...
Winter, Julia Restel MSS 326 This two-page typewritten biography of Julia Restel Winter was written by Ruby Kate Smith, a granddaughter of Julia, and is found in the bound book entitled 'Family Biographies' (Box 6, Folder 1)....
Winn, Sarah Louisa Presnell Clinkenbeard Porter MSS SC 20 This collection contains papers written from 1902-1958 that relate to Sarah's life. Although very little biographical information can be found in these papers, many of them help the reader understa...
Winchester, Frances Amelia MSS SC 815 fld 4 This manuscript contains six original handwritten letters and two original envelopes. The letters are all addressed to Savillion A. Winchester, the brother of Frances Winchester. During the time of th
Wilson, Margaret Campbell MSS SC 1110 Margaret was an amazing example of faith and persistence. When she was only nine years old, Margaret went to work in a cotton mill to help her family survive. She married very young, and had to d...
Wilmott, Zillah Emma Phillips MSS SC 871 This collection has been assembled by the descendants of the Jonah Phillips Family. The collection is 143 lose sheets in length, containing biographies for Jonah and Ann Phillips and all their chil...
Williams, Mary Morgan Davis MSS SC 871 This collection contains the biographies of Jonah Phillips and his wife Ann Thomas Phillips, both which are available in collections MSS SC 234 and MSS SC 1837. This collection has been...
Willardson, Caroline (Karen) MSS SC 2790, 2791 This folder contains the typed patriarchal blessing of Caroline (Karen) Willardson given on March 5, 1857 by James Allred, patriarch. The blessing states that she will be blessed as long as she is
Wilcox, Judith Oviatt MSS 8 This is a three-page typescript biography written by Judith's granddaughter and located in the sixth folder of the Margaret Steed Hess collection. The wilderness of Council Bluffs is detailed as Ju...
Wihongi, Mary MSS SC 1009 This collection was submitted as part of the Women's History Archives at Brigham Young University. Mary said of being asked to submit her life story, 'When I was approached I was overcome with awe...
Whitney, Helen Mar Kimball Smith MSS SC 2964 This folder contains a book by Karen M. and Paul D. Larsen titled “Remembering Winter Quarters.” The book is a collection of first-person writings from sixteen pioneers who lived temporarily at Winter
White, Clara Burge MSS SC 1097 This autobiography is 29 pages typewritten. Clara gives a brief history of her ancestors, telling how her father came to the area. She loved living near the Hobolochitto River as a child, with a ...
Whipple, Marilyn D. MSS SC 1424 This collection contains numerous program schedules and handouts for classes on fashion, skincare, and self-esteem taught by Marilyn and mostly offered through the Brigham Young University Division...
Whipple, Emma Melissa Oliver MSS SC 509 This manuscript is two hundred and six typewritten pages long. A bound biography of Willard and Emma Whipple complied by their daughters Lydia Hansen and Alzada Stratton. The first two pages have phot
Whipple, Ellen Bowen Mullen MSS SC 1098 This autobiography is written in a notebook, with a photograph of Ellen on the front cover, along with the title, The History of Ellen B. Whipple, dated August 7, 1976. There are 31 pages, type wr...
Westcott, Angeline Duckett MSS OH 29 This collection includes an oral history tape (150 minutes in length) and a transcript (26 pages in length) that consists of an interview between Angeline Westcott and Richard Swanson on August 23,...
Wells, Emmeline Blanche Woodward Harris Whitney MSS 540; MSS 1407; MSS 659; MSS SC 2185; MSS 111; M270.07 Sm52v 1906 This collection consists of four boxes of Emmeline B. Well's journals, dating from 1844 to 1920. These journals discuss Emmeline's life as a Mormon woman, a polygamous wife, and a grow...
Welch, Martha Jane Tonks MSS SC 835 The fifth folder of this collection contains biographical information for several members of the Tonks family including Martha Jane Tonks Welch. It consists of four typed pages written by Martha i...
Webster, Rose Glen MSS SC 37 This collection contains letters received by Rose Glen Webster and a flyer announcing a free lecture on Mormonism by Miss Glen Webster of Salt Lake City, Utah at the Baptist Church on Thursday even...
Watters, Madge Fillmore MSS SC 3017 This folder contains a typed book 259 pages long by Madge F. Watters written in 1998 titled Of One Heart: A Story of a Man and a Woman of Family, of Country, of Faith. It is the personal history of Ra
Washburn, Tamer Washburn MSS SC 2683 Tamer's three-page, typewritten biography was authored by a step-daughter, Lorena Eugenia Washburn Larsen. There is also a biography in the collection that Lorena wrote for her mother Flora, Abrah...
Washburn, Flora Clarinda Gleason Johnson MSS SC 2683 Flora's nine-page, typewritten biography was authored by her daughter Lorena Eugenia Washburn Larsen. Included in the collection is a biography of Abraham's first wife, Tamar, which was also writt...
Warnick, Lurena Eldredge MSS SC 1750 This is twenty-three page autobiography of Lurena Warnick and a biography of her husband, Merrill Warnick. The two biographies are bound together in a neat folder, the first half being dedicated to...
Warner, Mary Reynolds MSS SC 1685
Ward, Anna Catherine Adams MSS SC 679 This collection consists of several folders containing manuscripts on Thomas Adams. In the third folder information can be found on Anna Catherine Adams Ward. The manuscript is forty-four typewritten
Walker, Esther Holbrook MSS 8 This is a two-page typescript biography written by Esther's daughter, included in the Margaret Steed Hess collection. During the trip west, the manuscript describes an instance in which the Indians...
Walker, Emily Ann MSS 8 This is a two-page typescript biography written by Margaret Steed Hess, and a one-page typescript recollection written by Emily's friend, Ida Southworth Griffith. This biography, included in the Ma...
Walker, Elizabeth Metcalf MSS 8 This one-page typescript biography from the Margaret Steed Hess collection briefly covers Elizabeth's life and is written by Myrtle Spackman Coombs. Myrtle describes Elizabeth as a 'loving devoted ...
Vincent, Sarah Sybil Douglas MSS SC 2902 This folder contains a spiral-bound, typed book written in 1991 as a Christmas present for Sybil’s children and grandchildren which contained a short family history from 1934-1991.
Van Buren, Lotta MSS 5 This collection includes four boxes, one of which contains a vast amount of correspondence during the years 1955 to 1960 between Brigham Young University and Henry Bizallion concerning Lotta's dona...
Valentine, Rose Ellen Bywater MSS SC 628 This manuscript is sixty-six typewritten pages long. A spiral bound autobiography entitled “Memories of Rose Ellen Bywater Valentine” edited by Dale M. Valentine and completed in 1962. The book begins
Tyler, Jan L. MSS SC 1109; MSS OH 906 Photocopy of a typewritten speech given by Jan Tyler at Brigham Young University in December 1977. It is eight pages long and was presented during Women's Awareness Week. Tyler repo...
Tuttle, Marne Whitaker MSS SC 1019 Marne's autobiography is 17 pages in length and typed for smooth reading. The literary style is written mostly in the 3rd person which may confuse the reader on authorship. However, th...
Turner, Susan Morris Buckwalter MSS SC 1735 This is an eight-page biography written by Helen Taylor Allison, Susan's great grandchild. It briefly describes the life of Susan Turner and also records various events and stories, such as when In...
Turley, Lola Jesamine Ollerton MSS SC 1713 This collection contains a five page typewritten biography of Lola Turley, written by her sister, Sadie Ollerton Clark. Lola's picture is included on the first page. This biography frequently div...
Tucker, Rebecca Althura Tonks MSS SC 835 The fifth folder in the collection contains biographical information relating to the life of Rebecca Althura Tonks Tucker. The folder contains short biographies for many members of the Tonks family...
Tubbs, Francis Annie Stuart MSS 8 This is a one-page typescript biography from the Margaret Steed Hess collection, written by Francis's daughter, Francis Tubbs Hess. Francis describes the trek west as being rather calm, for the Ind...
Tracy, Nancy Naomi Alexander MSS SC 918 Nancy N. Tracy 's autobiography is written on 29 photocopied transcribed pages. The events of Nancy's life are classic of the very early Mormon pioneer wife. Because of her connecti...
Tonks, Martha Derricott MSS SC 835 Folder 5 of the Tonks Family collection is the one which contains biographical information relating to Martha Derricott Tonks. The folder holds short biographies for many members of the Tonks famil...
Tietjen, Ida Fredraca Kruger MSS SC 2781 This folder contains the three-page, typed autobiography of Ida Fredraca Kruger Tietjen which she wrote for her posterity 50 years from her writing. The last few lines which states her death
Thurber, Laura Ann Keeler MSS 436 This collection contains a 123-page handwritten autobiography/diary that has been encapsulated and bound and includes brief histories of Laura's parents, herself, James Thurber, and her children; p...