Maude Smith Gorham scrapbooks, 1881-1920  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gorham, Maude Smith
Title
Maude Smith Gorham scrapbooks
Dates
1881-1920 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1103
Summary
The Maude Smith Gorham scrapbooks (1881-1920) contain clippings of poetry, homilies, aphorisms, recipes for home remedies, and human interest stories. Compiled by Maude Smith Gorham (1870-1959), the scrapbooks contain clippings from such publications as the Deseret Evening News, the American Israelite, the New England Magazine, Harper's Weekly, the Boston Transcript, and various midwestern newspapers.
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
SPCreference@lists.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

Maude Gorham was born in Decorah, Iowa, on 19 July 1870 to James William and Louise Cameron Smith. She was a graduate of Northwestern University of Evanston, Illinois. She moved to Utah in 1891, where she taught mathematics at East High School for several years. She married A. J. Gorham on 12 October 1899. A member of the First Congregational Church, Maude was active in many charitable and public service organizations. She organized the first day nursery in Utah in 1903, and was instrumental in founding the Infants' Protective Association and the Children's Service Society. She was a member of the Ladies' Literary Club and organized the Utah Chapter of the American Association of University Women. She served on the board of directors of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), was a member of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board from 1911 to 1942, and served on the University of Utah Board of Regents from 1931 to 1949. Maude Smith Gorham died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 4 January 1959.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Maude Smith Gorham scrapbooks (1881-1920) contain clippings of poetry, homilies, aphorisms, recipes for home remedies, and human interest stories. Compiled by Maude Smith Gorham (1870-1959), the scrapbooks contain clippings from such publications as the Deseret Evening News, the American Israelite, the New England Magazine, Harper's Weekly, the Boston Transcript, and various midwestern newspapers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Maude Smith Gorham scrapbooks, Accn 1103, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1103.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Volume
1 1 Scrapbook 1880s
1 2 Scrapbook
In addition to the types of clippings described above, this book contains information on the history of the Sarah Daft Home, items related to Helen Keller and Amelia Folsom Young, and obituaries from the first two decades of the 20th century.
1887-1920
Folder
2 1 Loose clippings
Volume
2 1 Scrapbook
Clippings are from Illinois newspapers. Included are a program from the Genesea Collegiate Institute commencement ceremonies held in 1887 and a copy of Maude Smith's valedictory address.
1883-1887
2 2 Scrapbook 1881-1889

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Sarah Daft Home (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Scrapbooks