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Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1: Lowell Bennion Research Files (1940-1991)
folder 1: Correspondence (1988-1991)
Includes correspondence between Mary L. Bradford and Sillitoe concerning the production of Lowell Bennion's biography, as well as a few letters used as primary source background material for the biography.
folder 2: Research Notes and Documents (1940-1991)
Includes news clippings, press releases, written statements and the memories of family members, correspondence, transcripts of talks given by Bennion, agendas, and research notes, including lists of possible titles, organizational structure notes, partial time lines of events, memos, and research outlines.
folder 3-6: Chapter Drafts
folder 7: Interviews and Correspondence (1988-1991)
Includes notes and transcripts of interviews conducted with people in Bennion's life, as background material. Also includes correspondence between Sillitoe and Bradford, and between Bradford and various Bennion family members, particularly those interviewed.
box 2: Research On Individuals Involved with ACLU (1960-1995)
folder 1: Richard Eyre
folder 2: Bud Scruggs
folder 3: Norm Bangerter
folder 4: Walker History of the ACLU
folder 5: David Yocom
folder 6: Judith Wolbach
folder 7: Scott McAlister
folder 8: Howard Lundgren
folder 9: Cullen Battle and Kathleen Switzer
folder 10: Pam Elliot
folder 11: Jensie Anderson
folder 12: Elizabeth Dunning
folder 13: Kathryn Kendell
folder 14: Chris Smart
folder 15: Carol Grade
folder 16: Dorothy Davidson
folder 17: Nadine Strossen
folder 18: Adam (Mickey) Duncan
folder 19: Spencer L. Kimball
folder 20: Steve Smoot
folder 21: Ben Roe
folder 22: Steven Cook
folder 23: Robyn Blumner
folder 24: Gary DeLand
folder 25: Kathryn Collard
folder 26: Michele Parish
folder 27: Boyer Jarvis
folder 28: Joan Morris
folder 29: Jim Joy
folder 30: Ira Glasser
folder 31: Brian Barnard
folder 32: Shirley Pedler
folder 33: Annual Dinner, 1993
folder 34: ACLU Minutes and Review of Legislation (1964-1965)
box 3: Research on ACLU Administration (1960-1995)
folder 1: Marriott Files
folder 2: ACLU Board of Directors Lists
folder 3: Local Newsletters
folder 4: Timelines of the ACLU in Utah
folder 5-7: Media (1960s-1980s)
folder 8: Correspondence and Handbills (1980s)
folder 9: Media (1990s)
folder 10: Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights (1991)
folder 11: Rule, Bylaws, and Amendments
folder 12: National Position papers
folder 13: Miscellaneous
box 4: Research on ACLU Related Issues (1960-1995)
folder 1: Prison
folder 2: Lawsuit Concerning Prison Health, Plaintiff: ACLU
folder 3: Polygamy
folder 4: Sex Discrimination
folder 5: Jails
folder 6: Latter Day Saint Employment
folder 7: Hispanic Harassment
folder 8: Dress Code
folder 9: Drugs and Privacy
folder 10: Gay Issues
folder 11: Legislation and Cases (1993)
folder 12: Youth Corrections
folder 13: The Terrace Ballroom
folder 14: Teens and Textbook Censorship
folder 15: Religious Liberties
folder 16: AIDS
folder 17: Prison, Medical Lawsuit
folder 18: Abortion
folder 19: LDS Church Leaders and Representatives
folder 20: James Jones
folder 21: Prison, Legal Access, and Books
folder 22: The Religious Right
box 5: Research on ACLU Related Issues (1960-1995)
box 6: Manuscripts (1994)
folder 1-2: Friendly Fire: the ACLU in Utah, Typed Manuscript (1994)
folder 3: "Windows on the Sea"
Folder contains title page and table of contents
folder 4: "Borderland"
folder 5: "Demons"
folder 6: "Miniatures"
folder 7: "The Box"
folder 8: "Coyote Tracks"
folder 9: "The Last Day of Spring"
folder 10: "Susanna in the Meadow"
folder 11: "Demons"
folder 12: "Four Walls and an Empty Door"
folder 13: "Borderland"
folder 14: "Mornings"
folder 15: "One Payday One Spring"
folder 16: "The Astronaut for a Flat Earth"
folder 17: "Bishop Ted"
folder 18: "Windows on the Sea"
folder 19: "He Called Us Mormon Nuns"
folder 20: "At Jacob Lake"
folder 21: "The Spiral Stair"
folder 22: "Second Tuesday: Lunch"
folder 23: "A String of Intersections"
box 7: Manuscripts (1980-1991)
folder 1-2: Walking On Air
folder 3-4: Banking On the Hemingways (1991)
Corrected Final Draft
folder 5: Poems by Mormon Women
Includes a collection of poems, primarily typed, gathered by Sillitoe, possibly for an anthology of poetry by Mormon women. Very little of the poetry is dated.
folder 6: Correspondence Concerning Poetry (1980s)
box 8: Lowell Bennion Biography Drafts (1994-1996)
In addition to manuscript drafts, this box contains correspondence, interviews, and accounts of events in Benions's life.
box 9: Manuscript Drafts, Friendly Fire (1994-1996)
Also contains promotional material.
box 10: Salt Lake County History Manuscripts (1994-1995)
Contains a timeline which encompasses major events in Utah and Salt Lake County, particularly from 1770 to 1994. The timeline is divided into these periods: Pre-history to 1847, Early Territorial Period, The Middle Territorial Period, Final Confrontation With the Federal Government, Early Statehood Period, Progressive Period, Depression, World War II, Growth Without Advancement, Eisenhower Years, and Expansion and Rebuilding.
folder 1: Salt Lake County History Manuscripts (1994-1995)
This timeline encompasses major events in Utah and Salt Lake County, particularly from 1770 to 1994. The timeline is divided into these periods: Pre-history to 1847, Early Territorial Period, The Middle Territorial Period, Final Confrontation With the Federal Government, Early Statehood Period, Progressive Period, Depression, World War II, Growth Without Advancement, Eisenhower Years, and Expansion and Rebuilding.
folder 2: Jacket Cover Text for Salt Lake County
folder 3-4: Typed Manuscript (1995)
box 11: Manuscripts and Galleys (1994-1996)
Includes galleys for Friendly Fire and Secrets Kept.
box 12: Salt Lake County Research Files (1983-1996)
folder 1: Proposal and Contracts (1993-1995)
Includes a letter of proposal from Sillitoe to
author the history, a document entitled "Consultant's Qualifications," and correspondence regarding an amendment to Sillitoe's contract with the state.
folder 2: Descriptive Outline
folder 3: State Input (1993-1995)
Correspondence with the state concerning the county history project.
folder 4: Memos and Correspondence (1993-1995)
folder 5: Consultant Memos (1993-1995)
folder 6: County Version (1993-1995)
Includes correspondence with the county, as well as a draft of the sidebar copy to be used in the history.
folder 7-8: Sidebar Materials (1980-1995)
Includes news clippings, statistical reports, and journal articles, as well as some drafts of the sidebar text.
folder 9-11: Bibliography Files (1993-1995)
Includes photocopied title pages, bibliographies for further research, and rough bibliographies of Sillitoe's own books.
box 13: Salt Lake County Research Files, A (1965-1994)
folder 1-4: Photographic
Includes photocopies of photographs, most dated and sourced. There are some notations indicating possible chapter and section placements of photographs within the book. Original photographs were not provided with this material.
folder 5: African American (1968-1994)
Includes news articles, studies, journal articles, and a typescript of part of an interview.
folder 6: Aging (1994)
Includes state demographic projections, news clippings, and a draft of Sillitoe's writing on aging.
folder 7: Air Pollution (1989-1994)
Includes news clippings and a journal article.
folder 8: Alta (1990s)
Includes news clippings and an article excerpt.
folder 9: Artificial Heart (1979-1994)
Includes news clippings.
folder 10: Arts (1989-1994)
Includes news clippings, journal articles, local art promotional materials, the "Utah Humanities Council Biennial Report, 1992-1993," brief histories of local arts institutions, news letters, and Sillitoe's drafts of sections on the arts.
folder 11: Asian and Polynesian (1993-1994)
folder 12: Aviation (1965-1994)
Includes the 1993 "Salt Lake Airport Authority Annual Report," news clippings, brochures, and other informational and promotional materials concerning the Salt Lake International Airport.
box 14: Salt Lake County Research Files, B-K (1960-1996)
folder 1: Arthur Gary Bishop
folder 2: Bonneville Pacific and Deedee Corradini
folder 3: Ted Bundy
folder 4: Canyons and Greenspace
folder 5: City-County Building
folder 6: Courts
folder 7: Crimes
folder 8: Draper
folder 9: Economy, Banking, and Building
folder 10-11: Education
folder 12: Ensign Peak
folder 13: Joseph Paul Franklin Murders
folder 14: Fraud
folder 15: Gangs, Guns, and Youth Detention
folder 16: Gay Rights and Groups
folder 17: Geology and Weather
folder 18: Growth and Infrastructure
folder 19: Health
folder 20: Hispanic
folder 21: Mark Hofmann
folder 22: Homeless
folder 23: Hospitals
folder 24: International Women's Year and Equal Rights Amendment
folder 25: Interviews and Autobiographies
folder 26: Jewish Community and Samuel Newhouse
folder 27: Kearns
folder 28: Adnan Khashoggi
box 15: Salt Lake County Research Files, L-P (1960-1996)
folder 1: Labor
folder 2: Latter-day Saints and Media
folder 3: Library Information
folder 4: Library Standoff Incident
folder 5: Magna
folder 6: Malls
folder 7-8: Media
folder 9: Midvale
folder 10: Millennial Star Index
folder 11: Minority and Ethnic
folder 12: Murray
folder 13: Native American
folder 14: Olympics
folder 15: Parks
folder 16: Pollution
folder 17: Polygamy
folder 18: Population Statistics
folder 19: Poverty
folder 20: Prostitution
folder 21: Public Transit
box 16: Salt Lake County Research Files, R-S (1960-1996)
folder 1-2: Religious
folder 3: Religious Women
folder 4: Riverton
folder 5: Salt Lake City Articles
folder 6: Salt Lake Community College
folder 7: Salt Palace
folder 8: Sandy
folder 9: Frances Schreuder
folder 10: SkyWest Disaster
folder 11: Social Work
folder 12: South Jordan
folder 13: South Salt Lake
folder 14: Sports
folder 15: Sports and Leisure
folder 16: Statehood
folder 17: Sugar House
folder 18: Superfund, Pollution, and Environmental Protection Agency
box 17: Salt Lake County Research Files, T-Z (1960-1996)
box 18: Salt Lake City Events (1996)
This box contains newspaper clippings and various court and ACLU documents pertaining to two Salt Lake City events of 1996. About half of the material in this addendum is about the death penalty case of child rapist and murderer, John R. Taylor. The articles Sillitoe collected on the case focus on not only Taylor's conviction, but also on Utah's laws concerning the death penalty. At the time of the case, Utah was the only state to allow death row inmates to choose their manner of execution. Furthermore, Utah was also one of the only states to use the firing squad as an execution method. As a result of these laws, Taylor chose to die by firing squad to draw attention to the absurdity of these laws. The other half of the material in this addendum is about students' right to have and organize gay clubs in high schools. In 1996, students from East and West High Schools organized gay-straight alliances. The school district retaliated by deciding to ban all extra-curricular clubs. The articles Sillitoe collected discuss the issue and document the protests and law suits that followed.
box 19: "Some Kind of Justice" (2000)
Sillitoe's unpublished manuscript on the child sexual abuse case of Cherese Franklin. RESTRICTED. NO PHOTOCOPYING. DO NOT QUOTE WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR.
Content Description +/-
The Linda Sillitoe papers (1940-1996) contain handwritten and typed manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction; and research files consisting of news clippings, correspondence, journal articles, promotional and informational materials, and other documents. The collection contains background and research material related to Mary L. Bradford's biography, Lowell L. Bennion,for which Sillitoe served as editor. Also included are research files compiled by Sillitoe during her research and writing of Friendly Fire: The ACLU in Utah (1996). These files focus on individuals associated with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah and offer news clippings, photocopied correspondence from the 1960s and 1970s, original correspondence from the 1990s, and interview notes and other documents regarding individuals involved in ACLU litigation and/or administration. These individuals include national and local ACLU administrators and attorneys, ACLU board members, and Utah state government officials. Also included are documents containing information relating to the administrative structure and activities of the ACLU of Utah, as well as its general history. The collection also contains manuscripts of books, short stories, and poetry written by Sillitoe. Sillitoe also collected various handwritten and typed poems written by Mormon women. Linda Sillitoe is a professional author, editor, and writing instructor, who was nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize for her writing on life in Salt Lake County while she worked at the Deseret News. She is a graduate of the University of Utah.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Linda Sillitoe papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.
Initial Citation: Linda Sillitoe papers, Accn 1262, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Accn 1262.
Administrative Information +/-
This collection was donated by Linda Sillitoe in March 1992 (box 1); December 1995 (boxes 2-4); July 1996 (box 5); and November 1996 (boxes 6-17). Sillitoe donated the contents of box 18 in June 2003. Box 19 was donated by Marion Smith in October 2004.
Processed by Rebecca Airmet and Alison Rogers in 1997 and 2003.
Addendum processed by Karen Carver in 2004.
Sillitoe, Linda, 1948-
Collection materials are in English.
8.75 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid encoded in English in Latin script.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid created by Rebecca Airmet and Alison Rogers
EAD Creation Date: