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Vicky D. Burgess Papers, 1971-2002

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Burgess, Vicky D, 1945-
Title
Vicky D. Burgess Papers
Dates
1971-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 boxes, (2.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 321
Summary
This collection consists of research material Dr. Burgess collected while researching her dissertation, "Family Structure and Dynamics in Early Utah Mormon Families, 1847-1885," and her later book, Sister Saints.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Vicky D Burgess grew up on the family's cattle ranch in Salina, Utah. She attended Utah State University, receiving a bachelor's degree in political science and history in 1967 and a master of science degree in psychology in 1968. In 1975 Dr. Burgess was awarded a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Counseling Psychology. She has taught at various institutions including Lasell Junior College in Massachusetts, the University of Maryland's European Division in Berlin, Germany, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Weber State University, the College of Eastern Utah, Columbia College in Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake Community College. Dr. Burgess also served in the United States Army Reserve and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, providing psychological assistance for soldiers including those who served in Operation Desert Storm. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Burgess examined the psychological aspects of early Mormon families for her dissertation, "Family Structure and Dynamics in Early Utah Mormon Families, 1847-1885." In the course of researching diaries and journals for this project, Dr. Burgess became interested in the biographical subjects that would be the focus of her book, Sister Saints.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of research material Dr. Burgess collected while researching her dissertation, Family Structure and Dynamics in Early Utah Mormon Families, 1847-1885, and her later book, Sister Saints. The first three boxes include subject files about various Mormon women which are arranged alphabetically by last name. Dr. Burgess initially intended to publish a two-volume book, but the project was scaled down to one volume for the publication of Sister Saints. Box four includes photocopied journal and magazine articles, as well as a few primary source documents. The last box contains correspondence with the publisher, conference material, interviews, research notes, and miscellaneous research materials.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Vicky D. Burgess Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Vicky D. Burgess Papers USU_COLL MSS 321, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 321, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Research Files: Sister Saints Vol. 1, 1804-1959Return to Top

(17 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Emma Bachellor Lee
1836-1897
1 2
Rachel Woolsey Lee
1825-?
1 3
Amy Brown Lyman
1872-1959
1 4
Dr. Romania Bunnell Pratt Penrose
1839-1932
1 5
Louisa Barnes Pratt
1802-1880
1 6
Alice Louise Reynolds
1873-1938
1 7
Louisa Lula Greene Richards
1849-1944
1 8
Jane Snyder Richards
1823-1913
1 9
Aurelia Spencer Rogers
1834-1922
1 10-11
Stena Scorup
1882-1950
1 12
Patty Sessions
Undated
1 13
Dr. Ellis Reynolds Shipp
1847-1939
1 14
Bathsheba Smith
Undated
1 15
Eliza Roxey Snow
1804-1887
1 16
Fanny Stenhouse
1829-1904
1 17
Emmeline Blanche Woodward Wells
1828-1921

Research Files: Sister Saints Vol. 2, 1804-1989Return to Top

(42 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Sarah Elizabeth Nelson Anderson
Undated
2 2
Reva Beck Bosone
1895-1983
2 3
Emma Lucy Gates Bowen
1880-1951
2 4
Fawn Brodie
1915-1981
2 5
Juanita Leone Leavitt Brooks
1898-1989
2 6
Martha Jane Cannary (Calamity Jane)
1848-1903
2 7
Martha Hughes Cannon
Undated
2 8
Marion Garland Davis Clegg
Undated
2 9
Ina Coolbrith (Josephine Donna Smith)
1841-1928
2 10
Martha Cragun Cox
1852-1932
2 11
Genevieve Raine (Pitt) Curtis
1879-1968
2 12
Mary Rachel Smith Ellsworth
1876-1953
2 13
Hilda Anderson Erickson
1859-1968
2 14
Lorena Chipman Fletcher
1888-?
2 15
Ruth May Fox
1853-1958
2 16-17
Mary Ann Burnham Freeze
1845-1912
2 18
Kate DeLong Heywood
1870-1955
2 19
Martha Spence Heywood
1812-1873
2 20-21
Jane Elizabeth Manning James
1847-1908
3 1
Camilla Eyring Kimball
Undated
3 2
Vilate Murray Kimball
1806-1867
3 3
Hannah Tapfield King
(1809-1886)
3 4
Sarah Sturdevant Leavitt
1798-1878
3 5
Ettie Lee
Undated
3 6
Belle Harris Nelson
1861-1938
3 7
Emily Sophia Tanner Richards
Undated
3 8
Amanda Barnes Smith
1809-1886
3 9
Emma Hale Smith
1804-1879
3 10
Georgie Snow
1843-1887
3 11
Marion Isabell Spafford
1895-?
3 12
Myrtle Maiben Stewart
1883-?
3 13
Mary Jane Mount Tanner
1837-1890
3 14
Mercy Thompson
Undated
3 15
May Ward
1870-1938
3 16
Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney
1800-1882
3 17
Leah Dunford Widtsoe
Undated
3 18
Etta Bell Wilkins
1881-?
3 19
Emily Hill Woodmansee
1836-1906
3 20
Phoebe Carter Woodruff
1807-1885
3 21
Zina Huntington Jacobs Smith Young
1821-1901

Photocopied Articles and Primary Source Material, 1874-1980Return to Top

(29 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
"Mormonism the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever" – Bosworth
1903
4 2
"A Close-up of Polygamy" – Juanita Brooks
1934
4 3
Family Structure and Dynamics in Early Utah Mormon Families- 1847-1885- by Vicky Burgess-Olson
Undated
4 4
"Handcarts to Zion- Tragedy Stalks the Trail" – Arthur H. Clark
1960
4 5
"The Contributions of Joseph Smith to Plural Marriage" – James A. Cox
1964
4 6
Magazine articles: "The First Sister Missionaries" and "Suffering and Song"
1980
4 7
"A Little Known Early Pamphlet Defense of Polygamy Printed by the Mormon Press in 1842" – Lawrence Foster
Undated
4 8
"Some Thoughts Regarding an Unwritten History of Nauvoo" – Kenneth W. Godfrey
Undated
4 9
James E. Hulett- Garrett Theological Seminary
1940-1943
4 10
"Twelve Mormon Homes" -Elizabeth Kane
1874
4 11
"Childhood in a Mormon House" – Louis Larsen
Undated
4 12
"Plural Marriage Among the Mormons" –Larson
Undated
4 13
"Cultivating Zion's Children: Mormon Schoolmarms" – Jill C. Mulvay
Undated
4 14
"For the Utah Academy: ‘Wake Up the Brethren!’: Eliza R. Snow on the Woman Question"- Jill Mulvay
Undated
4 15
"Polygamy, Plain and Practical"- Stephanie Smith Goodson
1973
4 16
"Mormon Fertility Through Half a Century: Another Test of the Americanization Hypothesis" –Spicer and Gustavus
Undated
4 17
"Woman's Work and Mormonism"- Orson Whitney
1906
4 18
"Priesthood and the Home"- Priesthood and Church Govt. – Widtsoe
Undated
4 19
Kimball Young- Garrett Theological Seminary
1947-1952
4 20
Academic Journal Articles
1976
4 21
Articles on Theses and Dissertations
1972-1975
4 22
Bibliographies, Resources
1977-1985
4 23
Dissertation Questionnaires and Tables for Presentation- General
Undated
4 24
Review of Literature
1976-1981
4 25
Photocopied articles- polygamy
Undated
4 26
Photocopy- "Why We Practice Plural Marriage"
1884
4 27
Excerpts- Grand Mass Meeting of the Women of Utah on Polygamy and Cullom Bill, Jan. 1870
1870-1886
4 28
Photocopy- "Women's Exponent"
1895
4 29
Misc. Photocopies
Undated

Conferences, Correspondence, Research Materials, 1973-2003Return to Top

(12 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1-2
Mormon Women Studies, Boston-Chicago-Denver
1973-1989
5 3
Women's Study Research Meeting- Minutes
1981
5 4
Sister Saints Misc., Letters and BYU Press Business
1975-1980
5 5
Correspondence w/ publishers, publishers' info.
1978-1980
5 6
Correspondence- Center for Women Policy Studies
1978-1980
5 7
Research Notes
Undated
5 8
Studies
1976-1981
5 9
Other Correlation Studies
circa 1981
5 10
Interviews
1981
5 11
Tapes
Undated
5 12
Curriculum Vitae
circa 2003