This collection documents Juanita Brooks’ professional and personal life, as well as her family and local history. The bulk of the material created by Brooks is from the 1960s and 1970s. A fair portion of the collection is material that Brooks collected in her research or through family history and dates from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The correspondence is a mixture of personal letters and professional inquiries, often with Brooks’ response letter attached. The Manuscripts series contains partial or whole works written by Juanita Brooks and arranged by title, when available, or topic. The Subject Files contain a variety of information about individuals and topics, often in note, photocopy, records, or original primary source formats. As part of Brooks’ research and personal collection there are a number of small published books and pamphlets in the collection that mostly pertain to local and Utah history, with a few pieces written about Brooks or her work. Personal is the smallest series, containing financial and scheduling paper documents, and two history themed necklaces owned by Brooks. The photographs include several cabinet cards, a stereograph, and a negative, but most of the photographs are black and white prints. The majority of the photographs are of family, local people and Brooks. Some of the images document Southern Utah history or historical sites.