Emma B. Sorenson papers, 1911-1946

Overview of the Collection

Sorenson, Emma B., 1880-1973
Emma B. Sorenson papers
1911-1946 (inclusive)
5.25 Linear Feet, (3 Boxes)
Collection Number
ACCN 3125
The Emma B. Sorenson papers (1911-1946) contain sketches, short stories, and sewing materials related to Sorenson's life as a teacher and seamstress.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Emma Theresa Baker (1880-1973) was born in Cache County, Utah. She attended BYU and USU, and worked as a teacher for many years. She was involved with the LDS Church and her community, teaching choir and participating in local politics. She married Frederick Jacob Sorensen in 1907, and together they had one son before Frederick's death in 1909. Emma Baker Sorenson died in August 1973 at the age of 92 and was buried in Mendon, Utah.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Emma B. Sorenson papers (1911-1946) contain sketches, short stories, and sewing materials related to Sorenson's life as a teacher and seamstress.

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

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged by subject.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rachel Fairbourne in 2019.

Processing Note

Processed by Kristina Barksdale in 2021.

Related Materials

Forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 The Logan Republican article on Sorenson's run for County Recorder 1916
1 2-3 Poems and short stories
1 4 Sister's Best Feller poem
1 5 It Wasn't a Success short story
1 6 Lists of readings and stories
1 7 Landscape sketches
1 8 Costume sketches and mockups 1921, 1924
1 9 Clothing sketches
1 10 Silhouette model drawing
1 11 Hair style cutout collage
1 12 The History of Men's Raiment 1912
1 13 Infant clothing catalogues
1 14 Writing on hats and dresses
1 15 Salt Lake theater flyer and notes
1 16 Lesson notes and envelope 1911
1 17 Notes 1912
2 Scrapbooks and sewing manuals 1942-1946
3 Sewing pieces and fabric samples

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Sewing

Personal Names

  • Sorenson, Emma B., 1880-1973--Archives