June Rose Harwood papers, 1890-1982

Overview of the Collection

Harwood, June Rose, 1903-1991
June Rose Harwood papers
1890-1982 (inclusive)
8 linear feet, (10 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Collection Number
MS 0543
The June Rose Harwood papers (1890-1982) consist of diaries, school papers, notebooks, financial records, and correspondence. In addition to these materials are papers relating to Ruth Harwood, James and Harriet Harwood, and Frank Spring (husband of June Rose Harwood).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

June Rose Harwood was born in 1904 to James Taylor and Harriet Richards Harwood in Paris, France. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1926 and married Kyle Lyon in March of the same year. They traveled extensively then made their home in California. Both were interested in education and Kyle made it his career. June and Kyle were divorced in 1939. She married Mac McKinnon in 1941, divorced him in 1944, and then married Frank Spring in 1945. June taught school briefly at East High School, wrote poetry, sketched, and kept extensive diaries. However, she was hindered by physical illness all her life and never achieved the fame her father and sister knew.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The June Rose Harwood papers (1890-1982) consist of the diaries, school papers, notebooks, financial records, and correspondence of June Harwood (b. 1904). In addition to these materials are papers relating to Ruth Harwood, James and Harriet Harwood, and Frank Spring (husband of June Rose Harwood). The five boxes of Ruth Harwood materials include correspondence, brochures, manuscripts, books, poetry, and sketches. Of special note in the collection are Ruth Harwood's letters to June and June's diaries, all of which provide an intimate look into the family's life.

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

Acquisition Information

Boxes 1-10 were donated in 1985 (5 linear feet). Boxes 11-12 were donated in an unknown year (3 linear feet).

Processing Note

Processed by Lora Crouch and Karen Carver in 1989 and 1999.

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Separated Materials

See also the June Rose Harwood photograph collection (P0294) and audio-visual materials (A0238) in the Multimedia Division of Special Collections.

Related Materials

See also the James Taylor Harwood papres (MS 0507) and the Ruth Harwood papers (MS 0375) in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

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

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-3
Also includes diaries of Kyle Lyon and Paul Lyon.
1 1-10
Notebooks and School Materials
Box Folder
2 1-2
Writing and Poetry Notebooks
2 3
Report, "The Lower Current"
2 4
School Papers
2 5
2 6
Recipe Book
2 7
Kyle Lyon's Cookbook
2 8
Fremont High School Yearbook, The Flame
2 1
J. Frank Davis, Gold in the Hills
2 2
Macaulay, Life of Samuel Johnson
Correspondence and Books
Box Folder
3 1-8
3 9
Fragments and Envelopes
3 10
Address Book
3 11
Autograph Book
3 12
Guest Book
3 13
Memorial Book
General Materials
Box Folder
4 1
Fremont High School and the University of Utah, Diplomas
1921; 1926
4 2
Passport, Marriage License, and Certificates
4 3
Divorce Papers
4 4
Marriage Book
4 5-9
Financial Records
4 10
Newsletter, The Record-Courier
4 11
Newsletter, BYU Today
4 12-14
Newsletters and News Articles

Ruth Harwood PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Materials
Box Folder
5 1
Biographical Information
5 2
Lecture and Book Announcements
5 3
5 4
5 5-8
5 9-10
5 11
Poetry and Art
5 12
Religious Materials
Box Folder
6 1
"Return to the One" and "Charity"
6 2
6 3
"Dark Illusions" and "The Vivid Door"
6 4
6 5-6
"The Temple Builders," Parts 1-2
6 7-8
Untitled Manuscripts
6 9
Manuscripts by Ruth St. Denis
6 10
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings
Books Written, Illustrated, or Owned by Ruth Harwood
Box Volume
7 1
Golden Benediction
7 2
The Lyric Road
7 3
Paris Cycle
7 4
Songs from the Lyric Road
7 5
Temple Builders
7 6
Toward the Light
7 7
Universal Pilgrimage
7 8
Vistas to Venus
7 9
Way of the Light Templars
7 10
Arnold Michael, Blessed Among Women
7 11
Edith Kinney Stellmann, The Exposition Babies
7 12
Vere L. Mathews, Fanta-Sea Children
7 13
Henry T. Coates, Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry
7 14
Ruth St. Denis, Lotus Light
Box Folder
8 1-10
Poetry, Alphabetical
8 11
Untitled and Collected Poetry
8 12
8 13
Sketches, Design Studies, Cards, and Prints

James and Harriet Harwood PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Materials
Box Folder
10 1
Notebooks and Diaries
10 2
10 3
10 4
Announcements, Articles, and Exhibits
10 5
Ensign Magazine Articles

AddendumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence, Financial Information, and Memorabilia
Box Folder
11 1
11 2-3
"Mother Spring" and Frank Stickney Materials
11 4
Frank Stickney Floral Tribute Cards
11 5
Frank O. Spring Materials
11 6
Account Book
11 7
Oversize Memorabilia
In addition to a folder housing three diplomas, this box contains a box of color pencils, a pen, a copper decorative object, a cup engraved "June Rose," a lapel pin, and a medal.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Authors with disabilities--West (U.S.)--Archives
  • High school teachers--Utah--Salt Lake City--Archives
  • Women artists--West (U.S.)--Archives
  • Women poets, American--West (U.S.)--Archives
  • Women with disabilities--West (U.S.)--Archives

Personal Names

  • Harwood, June Rose, 1903-1991--Archives
  • Harwood, June Rose, 1903-1991--Family--Archives
  • Harwood, Ruth, 1896-1959

Corporate Names

  • East High School (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Employees--Archives

Form or Genre Terms

  • Cookbooks
  • Diaries
  • Diplomas
  • Drawings
  • Legal documents
  • Manuscripts
  • Memorial books
  • Newsletters
  • Personal correspondence
  • Poetry

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940 (aut)
    • Harwood, Ruth, 1896-1959 (aut)