Kimball Young Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Mitchell W.K. Toda.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Kimball Young Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1935-1940
Collection Number: mssHM 63728-63794
Creator: Young, Kimball, 1893-1972.
Extent: 67 items in 2 boxes
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection consists of typescripts of interviews and diaries collected by sociology professor Kimball Young (1893-1972) in regard to his research into the Mormon practice of polygamy.
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Kimball Young Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Kimball Young on June 30, 1952.

Biographical Note

Kimball Young (1893-1972) was born in Provo, Utah, on October 26, 1893. He received his A.B. degree from Brigham Young University, his M.A. at the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Young studied sociology and taught at the University of Oregon; the University of Wisconsin; Queens College, New York, N.Y.; and at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Bibliography

Harold B. Lee Library. Dept. of Archives and Manuscripts. Kimball Young's research notes for Isn't one wife enough? (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1989). Manuscript Reference Z6616.Y69 H37 1989

Scope and Content

This collection consists of typescripts of interviews and diaries collected by Kimball Young (1893-1972) in regard to his research into the Mormon practice of polygamy. The information he gathered was to be used for his book, Isn't one wife enough? (New York : Holt and Co., 1954). During his interviews and research, Young also gained information about Mormons in Mexico, overland journeys to the Pacific, frontier life in Utah, the United Order, and persecution of Mormons. Assisting Young in his research were J.E. Hulett and Fay Ollerton, who conducted some of the interviews and collected notes on polygamy for him.

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Arrangement

This collection is contained in two boxes and is arranged alphabetically by interviewee or source.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Young, Kimball, 1893-1972.
Hulett, J. E.
Ollerton, Fay.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Utah -- History -- Sources.
Mormon Church -- Doctrines -- Marriage, plural.
Mormon Church -- United Order.
Mormons -- Mexico -- History.
Mormons -- Persecutions.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church.
Polygamy -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Utah -- Social life and customs.
Utah -- Description and travel.

Forms/Genres

Typescripts -- United States -- 20th century.
Diaries -- Utah -- 19th century.
Interviews -- United States -- 20th century.

Indexing: Subjects

Frontier and pioneer life-Utah-History - Sources
  • n.d. George Washington Brimhall, b. 1814, typescript, Selections from 'A True History'. HM 63736.
  • n.d. Mary Ann Hafen, b. 1854, typescript, Grandmother Hafen's Life Story. HM 63752.
  • n.d. Martha Spence Heywood, typescript, Journal of Martha Spence Heywood Recorded during the years 1850 to 1856. HM 63756.
  • 1935, Oct. 25. Ida Walser Skousen, typescript of interview by Fay Ollerton. HM 63780.
Mormon Church - Doctrines -Marriage, plural
  • 1940, Jan. Lucy Walker Kimball, typescript of autobiography. HM 63766.
  • 1938, June 7. Loraine Farrell Ralph, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63772.
  • 1937, Apr. 8. Emily Eyring Snow, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63784.
Mormon Church-United Order
  • 1935, Feb. 15-Mar. 15. Laura Fackrell Chamberlain and Mary Woolley Chamberlain, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63742.
Mormons - Mexico
  • 1939, Mar. 2. Orson P. Brown, typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63737.
  • 1939, Feb. 14-28. Anson Bowen Call; Theresa Thompson Call; and Velan Call, typescript of interviews by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63740.
  • 1935, Oct. 25. Ida Walser Skousen, typescript of interview by Fay Ollerton. HM 63780.
  • 1939, Feb. 24. Daniel Skouson, typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63781.
  • 1935. Mary Jane Redd Spillsbury, 1850-1945, and Josephine Spillsbury Vance, typescripts of interviews by Fay Ollerton. HM 63785.
Mormons - Persecutions
  • 1940, Jan. Lucy Walker Kimball, typescript of autobiography. HM 63766.
Overland journeys to the Pacific-History - Sources
  • n.d. Mary Ann Hafen, b. 1854, typescript, Grandmother Hafen 's Life Story. HM 63752.
  • n.d. Ann Prior Jarvis, typescript, Autobiography. HM 63761.
Polygamy - Religious aspects -Mormon Church
  • 1937-1938. Barbara Smith Amussen and Dr. Heber J. Amussen, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63728.
  • 1937, Feb. 13-Apr. 9. Andre P. Anderson and Esther Anderson Huntsman, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63729.
  • 1937, Mar. 9. Emma Farrell Barber, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63731.
  • 1937-1938. Isabel MacFarland Bingham, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63734.
  • 1937, May 1-2. Ada Bott and Cecelia Bott, typescripts of interviews by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63735.
  • 1939, Mar. 2. Orson P. Brown, typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63737.
  • 1939-1937. [Alta May Budge]; Annie Budge; and Dr. David C. Budge, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63738.
  • 1939, Feb. 14-28. Anson Bowen Call; Theresa Thompson Call; and Velan Call, typescript of interviews by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63740.
  • 1937, Apr. 15. Elsie Chamberlain Carroll, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63741.
  • 1935, Feb. 15-Mar. 15. Laura Fackrell Chamberlain and Mary Woolley Chamberlain, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63742.
  • 1937, Feb. 11-18. Frank D. Daines, typescript of interview by J. E, Hulett. HM 63743
  • . 1937-1938, George S. Daines; Lydia Daines; and Robert H. Daines, typescripts of interviews, by J. E. Hulett. HM 63744.
  • 1937, Mar. 2-9. Rudgar Daines and William Moroni Daines, Jr., typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63745.
  • 1938, June 14. Mae Bingham Douglas, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63748.
  • 1937, Apr. 16. Carl F. Eyring, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63749.
  • 1937-1938. Mary Elizabeth Croshaw Farrell, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63751. 1937, Feb. 10. Jannett Wright Humphreys, transcript of interview. HM 63759.
  • n.d. Oliver Boardman Huntington, typescript, Diary of Oliver B. Huntington, 1847-1900, Part II. HM 63760.
  • 1937, Apr. 12-13. Ida Stewart Paey, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63771.
  • 1937, Mar. 23. Rose Budge Shepard, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63777.
  • 1937, Feb. 7-12. Charles M. Shumway; Sarah Jardine Shumway; and Will P. Shumway, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63778.
  • 1937-1938. L. Oliver Skanchy and Sigrid H. Skanchy, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63779.
  • 1935. Mary Jane Redd Spillsbury, 1850-1945, and Josephine Spillsbury Vance, typescripts of interviews by Fay Ollerton. HM 63785.
  • n.d. George W. Terry, typescript, Diary of George W. Terry, Part I 1881-86, Part 21887-90. HM 63788.
  • 1937-1938. Margaret Smith Watson, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63791.
  • 1937, Feb. 14. George Albert Wilcox, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63793.
  • 1937-1938. Conover Wright and Edward M. Wright, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63794.
Polygamy -United States -History - Sources
  • 1937-1938. Barbara Smith Amussen and Dr. Heber J. Amussen, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63728.
  • 1937, Feb. 13-Apr. 9. Andre P. Anderson and Esther Anderson Huntsman, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63729.
  • 1937, Mar. 9. Emma Farrell Barber, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63731.
  • 1937-1938. Isabel Macfarland Bingham, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63734.
  • 1937, May 1-2. Ada Bott and Cecelia Bott, typescripts of interviews by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63735.
  • 1939, Mar. 2. Orson P. Brown, typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63737.
  • 1939-1937. [Alta May Budge]; Annie Budge; and Dr. David C. Budge, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63738.
  • 1939, Feb. 14-28. Anson Bowen Call; Theresa Thompson Call; and Velan Call, typescript of interviews by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. HM 63740.
  • 1937, Apr. 15. Elsie Chamberlain Carroll, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63741.
  • 1935, Feb. 15-Mar. 15. Laura Fackrell Chamberlain and Mary Woolley Chamberlain, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63742.
  • 1937, Feb. 11-18. Frank D. Daines, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63743.
  • 1937-1938, George S. Daines; Lydia Daines; and Robert H. Daines, typescripts of interviews, by J. E. Hulett. HM 63744.
  • 1937, Mar. 2-9. Rudgar Daines and William Moroni Daines, Jr., typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63745.
  • 1938, June 14. Mae Bingham Douglas, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63748.
  • 1937, Apr. 16. Carl F. Eyring, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63749.
  • 1937-1938. Mary Elizabeth Croshaw Farrell, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63751.
  • 1937, Feb. 10. Jannett Wright Humphreys, transcript of interview. HM 63759.
  • n.d. Oliver Boardman Huntington, typescript, Diary of Oliver B. Huntington, 1847-1900, Part II. HM 63760.
  • 1937, Apr. 12-13. Ida Stewart Paey, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63771.
  • 1937, Mar. 23. Rose Budge Shepard, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63777.
  • 1937, Feb. 7-12. Charles M. Shumway; Sarah Jardine Shumway; and Will P. Shumway, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63778.
  • 1937-1938. L. Oliver Skanchy and Sigrid H. Skanchy, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett HM 63779.
  • 1935. Mary Jane Redd Spillsbury, 1850-1945, and Josephine Spillsbury Vance, typescripts of interviews by Fay Ollerton. HM 63785.
  • n.d. George W. Terry, typescript, Diary of George W. Terry, Part I 1881-86, Part 21887-90. HM 63788.
  • 1937-1938. Margaret Smith Watson, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63791.
  • 1937, Feb. 14. George Albert Wilcox, typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. HM 63793.
  • 1937-1938. Conover Wright and Edward M. Wright, typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. HM 63794.
Utah-Social life and customs - Sources
  • n.d. Martha Spence Heywood, typescript, Journal of Martha Spence Heywood Recorded during the years 1850 to 1856. HM 63756.
Utah -Description and travel
  • n.d. George Washington Brimhall, b. 1814, typescript, Selections from '.A True History'. HM 63736.
  • 1935, Oct. Abraham Done, typescript of interview by Fay Ollerton. HM 63747.

Collection Contents

Box 1

Interviews and notes, A-H

 

Amussen, Barbara Smith and Dr. Heber J. Amussen. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. Logan, Utah. 1937-1938 HM 63728

 

Anderson, Andrew P. and Esther Anderson Huntsman. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. 1937, Feb. 13-Apr. 9 HM 63729

 

Ashworth, Emma. Typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. 1935, Feb. 6 HM 63730

 

Barber, Emma Farrell. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Logan, Utah. 1937, Mar. 9 HM 63731

 

Bentley, Joseph C. and Maude Taylor Bentley. Typescripts of interviews by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. 1939, Feb. 20 HM 63732

 

Bentley, Mary Ann Mansfield. Typescript, The Life Sketch of Mary Ann Mansfield Bentley, 1838-1935. Undated HM 63733

 

Bingham, Isabel MacFarland. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. Smithfield, Utah. 1937-1938 HM 63734

 

Bott, Ada and Cecelia Bott. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. Brigham City, Utah. 1937, May 1-2 HM 63735

 

Brimhall, George Washington, b. 1814. Typescript, Selections from 'A True History'. Undated HM 63736

 

Brown, Orson P. Typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. Colonia Dublan, Mexico. 1939, Mar. 2 HM 63737

 

[Budge, Alta May]; Annie Budge; and Dr. David C. Budge. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. Logan, Utah. 1936-1937 HM 63738

 

Byington, Charles N. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Logan, Utah. 1937, Apr. 26 HM 63739

 

Call, Anson Bowen; Theresa Thompson Call; and Velan Call. Typescripts of interviews by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. Colonia Dublan, Mexico. 1939, Feb. 14-28 HM 63740

 

Carroll, Elsie Chamberlain. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Provo, Utah. 1937, Apr. 15 HM 63741

 

Chamberlain, Laura Fackrell and Mary Woolley Chamberlain. Typescripts of interview by J. E. Hulett. 1935, Feb. 15- Mar. 15 HM 63742

 

Daines, Frank D. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. 1937, Feb. 11-18 HM 63743

 

Daines, George S. ; Lydia Daines; and Robert H. Daines. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. 1937-1938 HM 63744

 

Daines, Rudgar and William Moroni Daines, Jr. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. 1947, Mar. 2-9 HM 63745

 

Davies, John J. Typescript of poem, Uncle the Mormons Sam and. Undated HM 63746

 

Done, Abraham. Typescript of interview by Fay Ollerton. 1935, Oct. HM 63747

 

Eyring, Carl F. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Provo, Utah. 1937, Apr. 16 HM 63749

 

Farmer, James. Typescript, Diary of James Farmer, 1851-1856. Undated HM 63750

 

Farrell, Mary Elizabeth Croshaw. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. 1937-1938 HM 63751

 

Hafen, Mary Ann, 1854 -. Typescript, Grandmother Hafen's Life Story. Undated HM 63752

 

Harmon, Appleton M. Typescript, Diary of Appleton M Harmon, 1846-51. Undated HM 63753

 

Harper, Fanny. Typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. 1939, Feb. 22 HM 63754

 

Heywood, Joseph L. Typescript, Diary of Joseph L. Heywood, 1815-1910. Undated HM 63755

 

Heywood, Martha Spence. Typescript, Journal of Martha Spence Heywood Recorded during the years 1850 to 1856. Undated HM 63756

 

Hogan, Goudy E. Typescript, History of Goudy E. Hogan. Undated HM 63757

 

Holbrook, Joseph. Typescript, Life of Joseph Holbrook. Undated HM 63758

 

Humphreys, Jannett Wright. Typescript of interview. Logan, Utah. 1937, Feb. 10 HM 63759

 

Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907. Typescript, Diary of Oliver B. Huntington, 1847-1900, Part II. Undated HM 63760

Box 2

Interviews and notes, J-Z

 

Jarvis, Ann Prior. Typescript, Autobiography. Undated HM 63761

 

Jefferies, William. Typescript, Diary of William Jeffries, 1831-1895. Undated HM 63762

 

Johnson, George W. Typescript, Diary of George W Johnson, 1823-1893. Undated HM 63763

 

Johnson, Joel Hills. Typescript, Diary of Joel Hills Johnson, 1802-1882. Undated HM 63764

 

Jones, Tom. Typescript of interview by Kimball Young, 1893-1972. Colonia Dublan, Mexico. 1939, Mar. 1 HM 63765

 

Kimball, Lucy Walker. Typescript of autobiography. 1940, Jan. HM 63766

 

Leany, William. Typescript, Autobiography of William Leany, 1815-1891. Undated HM 63767

 

McQuarrie, Robert S. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Logan, Utah. 1937, Mar. 18 HM 63768

 

Morris, Mrs. Alvin. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Brigham City, Utah. 1938, June 7 HM 63769

 

Morris, David H. Typescript, Diary of David H. Morris, vol. II 1887-1888. Undated HM 63770

 

Paey, Ida Stewart. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. Provo, Utah. 1937, Apr. 12-13 HM 63771

 

Ralph, Loraine Farrell. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Logan, Utah. 1938, June 7 HM 63772

 

Reynolds, Alice L. Typescript of interview by Kimball Young. 1935, Feb. 5 HM 63773

 

Richards, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitney, 1824-1909. Typescript, Diary of Samuel Whitney Richards, 1824-1909. Undated HM 63774

 

Sanderson, Henry W. Typescript, Life of Henry W. Sanderson, 1834-1871. Undated HM 63775

 

Savage, Levi. Typescript, Diary of Levi Savage,1876-1897. Undated HM 63776

 

Shepard, Rose Budge. Typescript of interview by J. E. Hulett. Logan, Utah. 1937, Mar. 23 HM 63777

 

Shumway, Charles M. ; Sarah Jardine Shumway; and Will P. Shumway. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. 1937, Feb. 7-12 HM 63778

 

Skanchy, L. Oliver and Sigrid H. Skanchy. Typescripts of interviews by J. E. Hulett. 1937-1938 HM 63779

 

Skousen, Ida Walser. Typescript of interview by Fay Ollerton. 1935, Oct. 25 HM 63780

 

Skouson, Daniel. Typescript of interview by Kimball Young. Colonia Juarez, Mexico. 1939, Feb. 24 HM 63781