Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933

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Daughter of Brigham Young.

From the guide to the MS 8884 Susa Young Gates collection 1852-1951 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

Susa Young Gates, a daughter of Brigham Young, was the author of a dozen books, the founder of many regional and national women's organizations, editor, poetess, musician, woman suffragette, and the mother of 13 children. She founded and edited the "Young Women's Journal" and the "Relief Society Magazine." She organized the music and domestic science departments at Brigham Young University and was a board member for many years. She is best known for her biography of her father, Brigham Young. Gates was a regular contributor to the "Exponent" in which this piece appeared in the Christmas issue in 1898.

From the description of Notebook, 1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435099

From the guide to the Susa Young Gates notebook, 1898, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Kenney is a Mormon author and historian.

From the guide to the Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Gates was daughter of Brigham and Lucy Bigelow Young. Studied at University of Deseret in Salt Lake City. Moved to St. George, Utah, 1870. Married Alma B. Dunford, 1872. Divorced and moved to Provo, Utah, where she taught at Brigham Young Academy. Married Jacob F. Gates, 1880. Mother of thirteen children. Served mission with husband in Laie, Hawaii, 1885-1889. Trustee of Brigham Young Academy/Brigham Young University, 1891-1925, and Utah Agricultural College, 1905-1911. Officer of Genealogical Society of Utah from 1923. Involved in national woman's suffrage movement and served as president of Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

From the guide to the MS 7692 Susa Young Gates papers circa 1870-1933 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

Author, female activist.

From the description of Photographs, 1852-1932. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 83897045

From the description of Papers, 1852-1932. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 77759997

Archival Resources
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creatorOf MS 1308, Whitney, Orson Ferguson 1855-1931. Orson F. Whitney papers 1868-1930. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Brockbank, Elsie Booth, 1894-1978. Elsie Booth Brockbank oral history interview, July 26, 1977. Harold B. Lee 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 CR 11 30, Relief Society (1842- ). Louise Y. Robison papers 1928-1939 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 14441, McAllister, John Daniel Thompson 1827-1910. John D. Thompson McAllister papers 1857-1932 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. Polygamy as it was : Susie Young Gates in The New York Sun : pleasure of women and children in the early days : a daughter of Brigham. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 5417, Widtsoe family. Widtsoe family papers 1824-1953 (bulk 1891-1933) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 18307, Lillie, Mary Eleanor Manwaring 1879-1940. Mary E. Manwaring Lillie papers 1907-1940 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Arrington, Leonard J. Women's history materials of Leonard J. Arrington, 1917-1999. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
creatorOf Gates, Susanna Young Dunford, 1856-1933. Photographs, 1852-1932. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Tokyo Letter, 1903. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Fox, Ruth May, 1853-1958. Diary, 1894-1939. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. Papers, 1852-1932. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Maeser, Karl G., 1828-1901. Religious lecture minutes, 1878-1879. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 8884, Gates, Susa Amelia Young 1856-1933. Susa Young Gates collection 1852-1951 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 1143, Rust, David Dexter 1874-1963. David D. Rust papers 1870-1963 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn AV 3401, Church History Department (2008- ). Women of conviction lecture series 2011 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. Typed letter signed Susa Young Gates to: "Gentlemen" Wellesley College
creatorOf Gates, Susa Young. Ancestor chart and family group sheets for Brigham Young. Sons of the Revolution State of California
creatorOf Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. Reminiscences of Brigham Young Academy. Harold B. Lee Library
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 Gates, Susa Young, 1856-1933. Notebook, 1898. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 2305, Genealogical Society of Utah. Genealogical Society of Utah biography class collection 1932-1937 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf LR 9629 30, Utah Stake. Utah Stake stake presidents' records 1904-1919 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Adamson, Laura J. Account of a dream, 1916. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Kenney, Scott G., 1946-. Research collection, 1820-1984. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Susa Young Gates notebook, 1898 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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
creatorOf Kenney, Scott G., 1946-. Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984. Harold B. Lee Library
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associatedWith Adamson, Laura J. person
associatedWith Arrington, Leonard J. person
associatedWith Benson, Ezra T. (Ezra Taft), 1811-1869 person
associatedWith Bigelow, Mary Gibbs 1809-1888 person
associatedWith Bowen, Emma Lucy Gates 1880-1951 person
associatedWith Brigham Young Academy (Provo, Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith Brigham Young University corporateBody
associatedWith Brockbank, Elsie Booth, 1894-1978. person
associatedWith Cannon, Abraham Hoagland 1859-1896 person
associatedWith Cannon, Frank J. person
associatedWith Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901 person
associatedWith Card, Zina Prescinda Young 1850-1931 person
associatedWith Church History Department (2008- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Relief Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Relief Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Clayton, William, 1814-1879 person
associatedWith Cluff, Benjamin, Jr., 1858-1948 person
associatedWith Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna), 1842? -1928 person
associatedWith Daughters of Utah Pioneers (National Society : 1901-1976) corporateBody
associatedWith Fox, Ruth May, 1853-1958. person
associatedWith Fullerton, Hugh S. (Hugh Stuart), 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Gates, Brigham Cecil 1887-1941 person
associatedWith Gates, Franklin Young 1893-1979 person
associatedWith Gates, Harvey Harris 1889-1948 person
associatedWith Gates, Jacob 1811-1892 person
associatedWith Gates, Jacob Forsberry 1854-1942 person
associatedWith Genealogical Society of Utah corporateBody
associatedWith Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945 person
associatedWith Hagan, Eudora Lovina Young 1852-1921 person
associatedWith Historian's Office (1842?-1972) corporateBody
associatedWith International Council of Women corporateBody
associatedWith Kenney, Scott G., 1946- person
associatedWith Lambert, George C. (George Cannon), b. 1848 person
associatedWith Lillie, Mary Eleanor Manwaring 1879-1940 person
associatedWith Maeser, Karl G., 1828-1901. person
associatedWith McAllister, John Daniel Thompson 1827-1910 person
associatedWith McCune, Elizabeth Ann Claridge 1852-1924 person
associatedWith Mountford, Lydia Mary Olive Von Finklestein 1848-1917 person
associatedWith National Council of Women (US) corporateBody
associatedWith Penrose, Charles William 1832-1925 person
associatedWith Rachel (Biblical matriarch) person
associatedWith Relief Society (1842- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933 person
associatedWith Rust, David Dexter 1874-1963 person
associatedWith Sanborn, Rhoda Mabel Young 1863-1950 person
associatedWith Sandwich Islands Mission corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918 person
associatedWith Smith, Julina L. (Julina Lambson), 1849-1936 person
associatedWith Smith, Levira A. (Levira Annette), 1842-1888 person
associatedWith Smoot, Reed 1862-1941 person
associatedWith Taylor, Anstis Elmina Shepard 1830-1904 person
associatedWith University of Deseret (Salt Lake City) corporateBody
associatedWith Utah Agricultural College (Logan) corporateBody
associatedWith Utah Stake corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Lewis person
associatedWith Wells, Emmeline Blanche Woodward 1828-1921 person
associatedWith Whitney, Orson Ferguson 1855-1931 person
associatedWith Widtsoe family family
associatedWith Widtsoe, John Andreas, 1872-1952. person
associatedWith Widtsoe, Leah Eudora Dunford, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898 person
associatedWith Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 person
associatedWith Young family family
associatedWith Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association (1877-1934) corporateBody
associatedWith Young, Lucy Bigelow 1830-1905 person
associatedWith Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association (1934-1972) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Utah
Utah
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Subject
Mormon doctrine--Marriage, Plural
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Mormon women--Biography
Mormons and Mormonism--History--Photographs
Genealogy
Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--19th century
Mormon women--Social conditions--19th century
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Women authors
Religion
Women--Utah
Mormon children--Social conditions--19th century
Temple work
Suffrage--Photographs
Mormon women
Correspondence
General Authorities
Authors, American--Utah
Musicians--Utah
English Literature--Mormon authors
Material Types
Polygamy
Women--Suffrage
Journalists--Utah
Mormons--Persecutions
Opera
Church government
Occupation
General auxiliary board members
Missionary couples
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Birth 1856-03-18

Death 1933-05-27

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