The Fortnighters Women's Service Organization, in collaboration with the Provo Elks Club, has established a Western history book fund at the Provo City Library in honor of the late Beth Kay Harris of Provo.
Harris, who with her husband Leonard was a long-time benefactor of the library, was author of such works as "Boomtowns of the Great Basin," "Soapy Smith, King of the Frontier Con Men," and "Towns of Tintic."She died March 20, 1988, in Provo. She had also served as a board member of the Provo Chamber of Commerce and as a president of the League of Women Voters.
The fund has been established specifically to expand the library's Western history collection, said Marian Monnahan, immediate past president of the Fortnighters.
More than $300 in contributions from the Harris family, Fortnighters and the Elks Club has been donated to the library so far. All books purchased with contributions to the fund will contain a recognition of Harris, said Jay Burton, librarian.