Ivan J. Barrett diaries

Ivan J. Barrett diaries

Dates: 1976-1978

Ten handwritten diaries with photocopies of the items, a draft of the book "The Story of the Mormons in the Holy Land," newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items. Barrett kept his diary while serving on a mission for the Mormon Church with his wife in Israel. He writes about the tedium of day-to-day work, consultations with prominent Israelis, diplomatic visits of foreign dignitaries, and meetings with various General Authoriities of the Mormon Church. He also includes copies of letters from a number of General Authorities and other prominent Mormons.

  • Extent: 21 items (15 linear inches)
  • Creator: Barrett, Ivan J. (Ivan Junius), 1910-1999
  • Call Number: MSS 1757
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Materials may be used only with permission of the author.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1757; Diaries; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1757, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ivan J. Barrett; 1981.
Subject Terms
Barrett, Ivan J. (Ivan Junius), 1910-1999; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles--History--Sources; Religion; Israel--History--Sources; Material Types; Mormon Church--Missions--History--Sources; Mormons--Israel--History--Sources; Publications
Genre / Form
Diaries; Drafts (Documents)
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Barrett (Ivan J.) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-10T10:48-0700
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Biographical History

Author, biographer, patriarch in the Mormon Church, and professor of history and religion at Brigham Young University.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts