Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989

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Juanita Brooks was born in 1898 in the Mormon village of Bunkerville, Nevada. She married Ernest Pulsipher on 10 October 1919 in St. George, Utah. He died of cancer fifteen months later, leaving Juanita a widow with a four-month-old son. Following the death of her husband, Juanita decided to go to college. She was employed in several capacities as she worked her way through school, first at Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah, and then at Brigham Young University. Following graduation, she returned to St. George to take a teaching position at Dixie College. While at Dixie, Juanita was offered a year's sabbatical leave to continue her education. Taking advantage of the offer, she traveled to New York where she obtained a master's degree from Columbia University. Returning to St. George, Brooks was appointed dean of women for the college. She married Will Brooks of St. George and embarked on a career of research and writing under the Works Progress Administration programs. In 1934, Brooks' "A Close-Up of Polygamy" was published in Harper's Monthly Magazine, the first of over forty articles and fifteen books published during her career. Brooks has become known as one of the major historians of Utah history and particularly of the history of southern Utah.

From the guide to the Juanita Brooks papers, 1941-1993, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Mormon educator, historian, and author.

From the description of Sidelights on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122638374

Juanita Brooks was a noted Utah historian and an American historian.

From the guide to the This is your life Mary Hafen Leavitt, 1967, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

George Orin Pitkin was born in Far West, Missouri, on August 19, 1837. Much of his childhood was spent avoiding perscutions against Mormons in Illinois and Missouri before his family moved to Utah in 1848. By 1860 he was living in Millville, and in November 1860 married his cousin Maria Laverna Wood. He was named bishop of Millville in 1863, and held the position until 1896. He then served as first counsellor to William C. Parkinson, the president of the Cache Valley Stake. Pitkin moved to Logan, Utah, in 1906, where he did temple work. He died on January 27, 1910, and is buried in Millville.

From the description of Biographical sketch of George Orin Pitkin, before 1938. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 779639999

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referencedIn Charles Kelly papers, 1889-1971 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn Brooks, Walter. Reminiscences, 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Rowley, Charity. Oral history interview, 20 Dec 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. This is your life Mary Hafen Leavitt, [1967]. American Primers
creatorOf MS 17201, Higbee, Florence Spilsbury 1891-1986. John M. Higbee and Mountain Meadows Massacre papers circa 1860-1958 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Peterson, Levi Savage, 1933-. Juanita Brooks: the Mormon historian as tragedian. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn MS 17534, Leavitt, Dixie Lorraine 1929-. Mountain Meadows Memorial Steering Committee files 1989-1992 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Brown, Thomas Dunlop, 1807-. Journal of the Southern Indian Mission, 1854-1856. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Biographical sketch of Juanita Leavitte Pulsipher Brooks. US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento
referencedIn Weller, Sam, 1921-2009. Interview, 4 Jan 1986. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Howe, Richard. Interview, 20 Aug 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Pulsipher Family Papers, [n.d.]. American Primers
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Interview, 30 Sep 1973. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Alsop, John DeKevon. Oral history interview with John DeKevon Alsop, 1951. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn McMurrin, Trudy. Interview, 14 Aug 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Craig, Mrs., 1868-. Log book no.3, (Diary), 1934-1938. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Gustive O. Larson papers, 1826-1978 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn McQuown, Madeline Reeder, 1906-1976. Papers, 1830-1973. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn McMurrin, Sterling M. Interview, 4 Feb 1986. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Mormon diaries, 1820-1936. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Mormon material in the Huntington Library and elsewhere : typescript (carbon), 1953. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Mormon diaries, 1820-1936 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
referencedIn USU student folklore genre collection of character legends, 1960-2011 Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives.Fife Folklore Archives
referencedIn Peterson, Levi Savage, 1933-. Juanita Brooks: the Mormon historian as tragedian. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Flake, Augusta. Interview, 2 Sep 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Biographical sketch of George Orin Pitkin, before 1938. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971. Papers, 1889-1971. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
referencedIn Larson, Gustive O. (Gustive Olaf), 1897-1978. Gustive O. Larson papers, 1921-1978. American Primers
creatorOf Zucker, Louis C. Recollections and Observations. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Ivins, Stanley S. (Stanley Snow), 1891-1967. Collection. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Maureen Ursenbach Beecher papers, circa 1967-1997 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Report of project for collection of social historical data in Washington County. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Pulsipher, Leonard Ernest. Oral history interview, 20 Dec 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn McQuown, Madeline Reeder, 1906-1976. Papers, 1830-1976. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
referencedIn Hafen, Leroy R.,. Biographical sketch of Juanita Brooks. US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Memories of John Hock Hinton and Emma Spendlove, 1937. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Cooley, Everett Lenwood, 1917-. Interview, 24 Sep 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Berens, Todd I. Interview, 7 Sep 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Warenski, Marilyn,. Interviews, 1975-1980. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Hinton, Wayne. Interview, 22 Dec 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. History of Washington County. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Pulsipher family papers, Undated L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf MS 14597, Lauritzen, Elizabeth Leona Moyes 1909-. Elizabeth M. Lauritzen papers 1928-1994 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn P.T. Reilly collection, 1966-1973. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
creatorOf Tillohash, Tony. Indian legends : typescript, 1938 / by Tony Tillohash. Paiute Indian words and their meanings in English, and, History of three generations of his family / by Foster Charles Toab. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Winkler, Lorna M. Censorship and the freedom of information in Mormon society: The Research of Juanita Brooks. 1981. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Papers, 1941-1973. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn Peterson, Levi S. Levi S. Peterson's collection of Juanita Brooks Papers, 1827-1987. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Mortensen, A. Russell. Interview, 9 Sep 1985. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Higbee, Richard, 1859-1951. Interview with Richard and Lorine Higbee, 19 Jun 1935. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Bibliography of the writings of Juanita Brooks. US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento
creatorOf This is your life Mary Hafen Leavitt, 1967 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Juanita Brooks papers, 1941-1993 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971. Papers, 1889-1971. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Juanita Brooks letter : Salt Lake City, Utah, to Dale Morgan : ALS, [n.d.] UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Symposium on Mormon culture. Papers presented at the fall meetings of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters / held at Utah State Agricultural College, Logan, Utah, November 14, 1952. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
referencedIn Cache Valley Historical Society (Utah). Papers and Proceedings, 1951-1960. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
referencedIn Delves, William H. The William H. Delves papers. 1977-2002. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Sidelights on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1940. American Primers
referencedIn Dix, Fae. Interview, 4 Feb 1986. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
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associatedWith Alsop, John DeKevon person
associatedWith Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach person
associatedWith Berens, Todd I. person
associatedWith Bigler, H. W. person
associatedWith Brooks, Walter. person
associatedWith Brown, Thomas Dunlop, 1807- person
associatedWith Cache Valley Historical Society (Utah). corporateBody
associatedWith Cooley, Everett Lenwood, 1917- person
associatedWith Craig, Mrs., 1868- person
associatedWith Delves, William H. person
associatedWith Dix, Fae. person
associatedWith Federal Writers' Project corporateBody
associatedWith Fife Folklore Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Flake, Augusta. person
associatedWith Hafen, Leroy R., person
associatedWith Higbee, Florence Spilsbury 1891-1986 person
associatedWith Higbee, Richard, 1859-1951. person
associatedWith Hinton, Emma Spendlove, 1842-1929. person
associatedWith Hinton, John Hock, 1839-1920. person
associatedWith Hinton, Wayne. person
associatedWith Howe, Richard. person
associatedWith Ivins, Stanley S. (Stanley Snow), 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971. person
correspondedWith Larson, Gustive O. (Gustive Olaf), 1897-1978. person
associatedWith Lauritzen, Elizabeth Leona Moyes 1909- person
associatedWith Leavitt, Dixie Lorraine 1929- person
associatedWith Leavitt, Dudley Henry, 1870-1944. person
associatedWith Leavitt, Mary Hafen, 1877- person
associatedWith Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. person
associatedWith McMurrin, Sterling M. person
associatedWith McMurrin, Trudy. person
associatedWith McQuown, Madeline Reeder, 1906-1976. person
associatedWith Morgan, Dale Lowell, 1914-1971. person
associatedWith Mortensen, A. Russell. person
associatedWith Peterson, Levi S. person
associatedWith Peterson, Levi Savage, 1933- person
associatedWith Pitkin, George Orin, 1837-1910. person
associatedWith Pulsifer family family
associatedWith Pulsipher, John, 1827-1891 person
associatedWith Pulsipher, Leonard Ernest. person
associatedWith Reilly, P.T., person
associatedWith Rowley, Charity. person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. person
associatedWith Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909. person
associatedWith Tillohash, Tony. person
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. Historical Records Survey. corporateBody
associatedWith Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith Warenski, Marilyn, person
associatedWith Weller, Sam, 1921-2009. person
associatedWith Winkler, Lorna M. person
associatedWith Zucker, Louis C. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Santa Clara (Utah)
Bunkerville (Nev.)
Mexico
United States
Bunkerville (Nev.)
Utah--Washington County
Nevada
Millville (Utah)
Virgin (Utah)
Bunkerville (Nev.)
Bunkerville (Nev.)
Utah
Santa Clara (Utah)
Utah
Washington County (Utah)
Washington County (Utah)
Washington County (Utah)
Utah--Saint George
Santa Clara (Utah)
Subject
Frontier and pioneer life
Church officers--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Religion
Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
Mormon women--History--Sources
Social Life and Customs
Polygamy
Home and Family
Mormon pioneers
Diaries
Mormons--Persecutions
Mormons
Censorship
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Mormons--History--19th century
Mormon church--Doctrines
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Birth 1898-01-15

Death 1989-08-26

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