Register of the
Gladys McConnell Collection (Ms.6)
Miss McConnell was the third generation of two pioneer families (McConnell and Wilkinson) to
live in Iron County. Her writings leave a vivid picture of early times in Cedar City, especially
activities of men and women of the first generation whom she interviewed. She was involved in
the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers which gave her the opportunity to write pioneer biographies
and prepare numerous addresses, radio talks, and other programs. Her historical papers include
correspondence, published materials, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, and notes.
Her manuscripts on "Dairying" are frequently consulted and quoted. Her collection includes
papers written from the early 1900s until her death in 1964.
The most unique item in the collection is Miss McConnell's book of formulas or recipes
used in her profession as a pharmacist and drug store operator. It includes formulas for drugs,
ointments, treatments and remedies, and also the recipes for the ice cream made to serve at the
I. Family Records
1. Genealogical Records
B1Box number 1 F1Folder number 1
Genealogical records of the McConnell and Wilkinson families,
includes pedigree charts, family group records and personal history.
3. Biographies - Wilkinson
4. Biographies - McConnell
5. Biographies - Other
B. Financial Papers
1. Coal and Iron Mining
B1Box number 1 F6Folder number 6
Financial, legal and other documents relating to various coal and iron
mining projects of LaFayette McConnell and others including: Robert A.
Kerker, I Austin Kelly and George W. Curtis, 1926-1931.
2. Gold Hill Mine, Etna Gold Mines, Inc.
B1Box number 1 F8Folder number 8
1931-1938. Legal, financial and other documents relating to the mining
operations of LaFayette McConnell, andWilliam H. Sawyer, Tillie B.
Sawyer, J. T. Ferri and others.
B1Box number 1 F9Folder number 9
1938-1939. Legal, financial and other documents relating to the mining
operations of LaFayette McConnell, and William H. Sawyer, Tillie B.
Sawyer, Pietro Aria, Walker Bank & Trust Co., The Reconstruction
Finance Corp. and others.
B1Box number 1 F10Folder number 10
1939-1941. Legal, financial and other documents relating to the
mining operations of LaFayette McConnell, and William H. Sawyer, Tillie
B. Sawyer,Pietro Aria, Walker Bank & Trust Co., The Reconstruction
Finance Corp. and others.
B2Box number 2 F1Folder number 1
Bill of Complaint, Feb. 16, 1943, Reconstruction Finance Corp. vs
LaFayette McConnell, and others. LaFayette McConnell, deceased, being
represented by his daughter Gladys McConnell.
B2Box number 2 F3Folder number 3
Documents relating to the estate of Sadie Buckwalter and the
guardianship of her orphaned son Ralston Joseph Buckwalter undertaken
by LaFayette McConnell until Ralston became of legal age in October of
1929 and Mr. McConnell was legally released of that obligation, Jan. 20,
B2Box number 2 F5Folder number 5
Receipts and promissory notes. Includes 1) receipt for membership in
the Cedar City Cooperative Mercantile Association, April 3, 1869 and 2)
receipt for 20 shares in the Iron Commercial & Savings Bank, March 21,
D. Notes and Notebooks
1. Family Photo Album of Emily W. McConnell
2. Photographs removed to other collection
A. Books and Letters
III. Historical Research and Writing
B. Booklets and Pamphlets
1. Pioneer Dairying
2. Cedar City and the B.N.S.
D. Newspaper Clippings
BNS-ST-07Box number NS-ST-07
Graduation of an early class ca. 1905. Includes: Back Row L-R: #7 Mary Bergstrom and #8 Ruby Leigh. Front Row L-R: #5
Gladys McConnell. The first boy in front on the floor is Royce
Nelson. View Image
BNS-ST-09Box number NS-ST-09
Graduation Class of 1910, includes: L-R Front Row: Webster
Leigh, Jessie Jennings, Leon Winsor, Maude Powell (class
mother), M. J. Macfarlane (class father), Ruby Leigh, Caesar
Myers, and Gwendolyn Higbee. Middle Row: Irene Jones,
Donald Schmutz, Gladys McConnell, Arthur Fife, Nevada
Watson, John Fletcher, Ruby Naegle, and Erastus Macfarlane.
Back Row: Ray Lunt, Annette Webster, Parley Ipson, Luella
Mickelson, Irvin McQuarrie, Janie Wilkinson, Myron Higbee,
Clara Williamson, and Claude Sevy. (1 photographic print) View Image
F. Notes and Notebooks
IV. Creative Writing
A. Women Have Dominion
Materials relating to this play performed at the Cedar City
Centennial Celebration, November 1951
1. Notes and Manuscripts
B7Box number 7 F3Folder number 3
Materials relating to the production of Women Have Dominion
performed as part of the Cedar City Centennial Celebration, Nov. 3-11,
B. Notes and Manuscripts
1. Materials Relating to Other Creative Writing Projects
5. Scrapbook Contents
B. School Memorabilia
C. Notes and Notebooks