Beatrice Peterson Marchant papers, 1879-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Marchant, Beatrice Peterson
Title
Beatrice Peterson Marchant papers
Dates
1879-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn0754
Summary
The Beatrice Peterson Marchant papers contain Marchant's research on the John Birch Society and the Equal Rights Amendment. Included is a paper written by Marchant entitled "The John Birch Society and the Mormon Church." Also included are eleven scrapbooks of correspondence, newspaper articles and pamphlets collected by Mrs. Marchant from 1969 to 1996.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Beatrice Alvaretta Peterson Marchant (1903-1996) was born 27 December 1903 in Koosharem, Utah (southeast of Fillmore) to Frands Peter and Anna Christine Peterson and died 24 June 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 1923 she married Stephen Casper Marchant. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church or LDS Church) from 1914 to 1916 in the Western States mission field. They had 15 children. He died in 1960. She was a devoted Mormon who for six years served as ward Relief Society President. She worked in the County Recorder's office, for a microfilm company and was a certified teacher with training in Library Science who worked in the Public School system. Mrs. Marchant served twice as Utah State Representative in the Utah State Legislature from 1969 to 1972. Mrs. Marchant was a firm believer in the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1979 she was the President of the ERA Coalition of Utah. She wrote numerous letters and articles to politicians and newspapers. She also wrote articles about Mormonism and the John Birch Society. In 1983 she received a plaque at the Salt Lake County Democratic Convention for her years of party service. She was a member of the Democratic Women's Club for more than 50 years.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Beatrice Peterson Marchant papers contain Marchant's research on the John Birch Society and the Equal Rights Amendment. Included is a paper written by Marchant entitled "The John Birch Society and the Mormon Church." Also included are eleven scrapbooks of correspondence, newspaper articles and pamphlets collected by Mrs. Marchant from 1969 to 1996 about the ERA and women's issues.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Beatrice Peterson Marchant papers, ACCN 0754, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 0754.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Research Materials, 1879, 1953-1981Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Roster, Officers in Summit Stake of Zion, Photocopy
1879
1 2-5
"Research relating to the Politics of Extremism and the John Birch Society"
1953-1981

The Equal Rights AmendmentReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
"Crusade for the Impossible Dream--The Equal Rights Amendment"
1969-1975
3
"Crusade for the Impossible Dream--The Equal Rights Amendment"
1976-1978
4
"Crusade for the Impossible Dream--The Equal Rights Amendment"
1978
5
"Crusade for the Impossible Dream--The Equal Rights Amendment"
1978-1979
6
"Crusade for the Impossible Dream--The Equal Rights Amendment"
1979-1981
7
"Crusade for the Impossible Dream--The Equal Rights Amendment"
1981-2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Conservatism--Utah--Political activity
  • Equal rights amendments--Utah
  • Corporate Names :
  • John Birch Society
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Essays