John Orval Ellsworth papers

John Orval Ellsworth papers

Dates: 1924-1974

Sixteen bound books containing typewritten and handwritten notes, a diary, theses, lists, laws, scripture references, family genealogy, and an instruction booklet. The materials relate to Ellsworth's occupation as professor and his assignment as a mission president of the Central States Mission of the Mormon Church.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ellsworth, John Orval, b. 1891
  • Call Number: MSS 1782
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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 Papers 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 1782; Papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1782, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--History--Sources; Ellsworth, John Orval, b. 1891; College teachers--Texas--Lubbock--History--Sources; Colleges and Universities; Education; Lubbock (Tex.)--History--Sources; Mormon Church--Missions--Central States; Mormons--Texas--Lubbock--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries; Genealogies; Laws; Lists
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Ellsworth (John Orval) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-16T13:02-0700
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon professor at the Texas Technical college in Lubbock, Texas.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts