Widtsoe, Leah D. (Leah Dunford), 1874-1965

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Domestic scientist; instructor, Brigham Young University, wife of John A. Widtsoe; author.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598032

Domestic scientist; instructor, Brigham Young University, wife of John A. Widtsoe; author. Leah Eudora Dunford was born February 24, 1874, to Dr. Alma B. Dunford and Susa Young Dunford Gates, daughter of Brigham Young. Leah graduated from the University of Utah in 1896 and received a B.S. Degree from Brigham Young University in 1899. She was put in charge of the Department of Domestic Science at B.Y.U. in 1897. In 1960 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from B.Y.U. She married John A. Widtsoe on June 1, 1898, and they were the parents of 7 children. Throughout her life she served as a civic and church worker, lecturer, and author, and she was renowned for her work as a home economist. Leah Widtsoe died June 7, 1965, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

From the guide to the Leah D. Widtsoe papers, 1890-1966, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Student, faculty member, and matron at Brigham Young Academy.

From the description of Oral history interview, Feb. 11, 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367387153

Teacher of nutrition and wife of the Mormon Apostle, John A. Widstoe.

From the description of Leah D. Widstoe papers, 1923-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367523854

Widtsoe was a daughter of Alma B. Dunford and Susa Young Gates and wife of John A. Widtsoe; she was employed as a teacher at the Brigham Young Academy.

From the guide to the MS 10827 Leah D. Widtsoe papers circa 1939-1963 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Widtsoe, Leah D. (Leah Eudora Dunford), 1874-1965. Papers, 1890-1966. American Primers
creatorOf MS 13493, Taylor, Anstis Elmina Shepard 1830-1904. A. Elmina Shepard Taylor collection 1844-1956 (bulk 1870-1904) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 10827, Widtsoe, Leah Eudora Dunford 1874-1965. Leah D. Widtsoe papers circa 1939-1963 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 7692, Gates, Susa Amelia Young 1856-1933. Susa Young Gates papers circa 1870-1933 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. Papers, 1852-1932. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf MS 5417, Widtsoe family. Widtsoe family papers 1824-1953 (bulk 1891-1933) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Widtsoe, John Andreas, 1872-1952. John A. and Leah D. Widtsoe photograph collection, 1901-1954 (bulk 1901-1910). Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
creatorOf MS 2079, Widtsoe, John Andreas 1872-1952. John A. Widtsoe published writings 1894-1952 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 5000, Kennedy, David Matthew 1905-1996. British Mission photographs 1926-1928 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Widtsoe, Leah D. (Leah Eudora Dunford), 1874-1965. Leah D. Widstoe papers, 1923-1950. American Primers
creatorOf Widtsoe, Leah D. (Leah Eudora Dunford), 1874-1965. Oral history interview, Feb. 11, 1965. American Primers
referencedIn MS 16508, Durham, George Homer 1911-1985. G. Homer Durham diary 1931-1944; 1946-1976 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Leah D. Widtsoe papers, 1890-1966 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
referencedIn John A. and Leah D. Widtsoe photograph collection, 1901-1954, 1901-1910 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesPhotograph Collection
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associatedWith Brigham Young Academy corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Department of Home Economics Education corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Dept. of Home Economics Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corporateBody
associatedWith Dunford, Alma Bailey 1850-1919 person
associatedWith Dunford family family
associatedWith Dunford family family
associatedWith Durham, George Homer 1911-1985 person
associatedWith Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. person
associatedWith Kennedy, David Matthew 1905-1996 person
associatedWith Scott, Hollis, 1919-2005. person
associatedWith Taylor, Anstis Elmina Shepard 1830-1904 person
associatedWith Widtsoe family family
associatedWith Widtsoe, John Andreas, 1872-1952. person
associatedWith Young, Brigham, 1801-1877. person
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Women nutritionists--History--Sources
Women educators--History--Sources
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Birth 1874-02-24

Death 1965-06-07

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