Vicky D Burgess grew up on the family's cattle ranch in Salina, Utah. She attended Utah State University, receiving a bachelor's degree in political science and history in 1967 and a master of science degree in psychology in 1968. In 1975 Dr. Burgess was awarded a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Counseling Psychology. She has taught at various institutions including Lasell Junior College in Massachusetts, the University of Maryland's European Division in Berlin, Germany, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Weber State University, the College of Eastern Utah, Columbia College in Salt Lake City, and Salt Lake Community College. Dr. Burgess also served in the United States Army Reserve and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, providing psychological assistance for soldiers including those who served in Operation Desert Storm. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Burgess examined the psychological aspects of early Mormon families for her dissertation, "Family Structure and Dynamics in Early Utah Mormon Families, 1847-1885." In the course of researching diaries and journals for this project, Dr. Burgess became interested in the biographical subjects that would be the focus of her book, Sister Saints.
This collection consists of research material Dr. Burgess collected while researching her dissertation, Family Structure and Dynamics in Early Utah Mormon Families, 1847-1885, and her later book, Sister Saints. The first three boxes include subject files about various Mormon women which are arranged alphabetically by last name. Dr. Burgess initially intended to publish a two-volume book, but the project was scaled down to one volume for the publication of Sister Saints. Box four includes photocopied journal and magazine articles, as well as a few primary source documents. The last box contains correspondence with the publisher, conference material, interviews, research notes, and miscellaneous research materials.
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No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Vicky D. Burgess Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: Vicky D. Burgess Papers USU_COLL MSS 321, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 321, USUSCA.
Arranged by subject and alphabetically.
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