Ray B. West papers, 1920-1965.


Ray B. West papers, 1920-1965.

Chiefly correspondence (1928-1979) and writings (both as published and in draft form). Correspondents include family and literary figures. Also includes West's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) missionary diary and other journals and biographical materials.

30 linear ft. (62 boxes)

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