Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach

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BEECHER, Maureen Ursenbach

BEECHER, Maureen Ursenbach. Also writes as Valerie March. Canadian, b. 1935. Genres: Theology/Religion, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography. Career: Elementary and high school teacher in Alberta and Quebec; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, lecturer, 1963-65, 1966-68; Western Humanities Review, managing editor, 1969-72; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT, editor and senior research associate, History Division, 1972-80; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, associate professor, 1981-89, professor of English, 1990-, research historian, Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History, 1981-. Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, member of advisory board, 1989-; Mormon History Association, president, 1984-85; Cornerstone: Mormon Architectural Heritage, president, 1972-73. Publications: (ed. with L.F. Anderson) Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective, 1987; (ed. with D. Bitton, and co-author of introduction) New Views of Mormon History: A Festschrift in Honor of Leonard J. Arrington, 1987; Eliza and Her Sisters, 1991. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 2161 Prince Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON, Canada K2B 7A4.