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Patricia Lyn Scott, American Archivist, historian. Certified archivist, Utah.


Scott, Patricia Lyn was born on December 7, 1950 in Rigby, Idaho, United States. Daughter of Keith A. and Marjorie June (Winchester) Scott.


Associate of Arts, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho, 1971. Bachelor, South Utah State College, 1973. Master of Library Science, Wayne State University, 1977.

Master of Arts in History, University Utah, 1983.


Assistant branch librarian, Rose Park Branch Library., Salt Lake City, 1973-1976; state documents librarian, Salt Lake City Public Library., 1977-1978; assistant humanities librarian, Salt Lake City Public Library., 1978-1982; special collections librarian, Salt Lake City Public Library., 1982-1984; local government records archivist, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, since 1984. Instructor Salt Lake Community College, 1989-1992. Consultant in field.


  • Certified archivist, Utah.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Utah County General Records Retention Schedule, 1996. Contributor chapters to books. Manuscripts editor Journal Mormon History, since 1989.


Conventional Christian churches have lost the authority of God. Contemporary Christian beliefs are a mixture of the truth and of errors that have been added over the centuries.


Volunteer consultant Ladies Literary Club, Salt Lake City, since 1996. Member Academy Certified Archivists, Organization American Historian, Society of America Archivists, Conference Intermountain Archivists (board member since 1975, various committees since 1975), Utah Genealogical Association (board directors since 1998), Utah State History Society, Mormon History Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, research, traveling.


Keith A. Scott

Marjorie June (Winchester) Scott