William Parley Howell and his wife, Lilly Alice Adams, worked a potato farm in Clifton, Idaho. Parley was active in the LDS church, serving for a time as Clerk of the Clifton Ward. Their son, Cliff Adams Howell, was born in Clifton on July 10, 1915. Cliff went on to study at Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, where he fought on the school's boxing team and graduated from the School of Agriculture in 1939. In 1945 he received his Vocational Agriculture and High School teaching certificate. Cliff, who was married to Dixie Howell, died on August 24, 2003.
This collection represents material about the Howell family of Clifton, Idaho that Newell Hart collected from Cliff Howell. The time period covered is from 1900 through 1930. There are three distinct groups of records in the collection : family correspondence, personal papers, and Clifton Ward, church records.
The correspondence was written between 1910 and 1920. There are two sets of letters in this section. The first were letters written to Parley Howell, while he was in the L.D.S. Salt Lake City Hospital recovering from surgery. These letters are all postmarked Clifton, Idaho. There is some information about the area at that time, but most of the correspondence revolves around Parley's health. The other block of correspondence was penned from Logan, Utah to Clifton, Idaho during the hospitalization of Cliff Howell. These letters were written by Cliff's father, Parley. In addition to these two major runs of correspondence are a few letters concerning varied topics.
The second subject area is the collection contains memorabilia and personal papers from the Howell family. This material ranges from lumber yard receipts, a daybook, newspaper clippings and autograph books.
Finally, are records generated from the family's involvement with the community , primarily the Clifton Ward of the L.D.S. Church. Of interest is a minute book from Sacrament and Bishop council meetings at which Harold B. Lee presided over. Other record books include a Mutual Improvement Association officers minute book, a M.I.A. rollbook for 1922-1925, and the Clifton Silver Coronet Band roll book.
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Permission to publish material from the Howell family papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Howell family papers, 1900-1930. (COLL CAINE MSS 5). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Organized into three series: I. Correspondence; II. Personal papers; III. Clifton ward church papers.
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