Russel B. Swensen papers

Russel B. Swensen papers

Dates: 1897-1953

Diaries, correspondence, articles, family histories, and miscellaneous items. The materials deal largely with Swenson's early life in Pleasant Grove, Utah, his mission to Germany and Switzerland, and his early educational experiences.

  • Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Swensen, Russel B. (Russel Brown), 1902-1987
  • Call Number: MSS 1842
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 1842; Russel B. Swensen papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1842, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Swiss and German Mission; Swensen, Russel B. (Russel Brown), 1902-1987--Archives; Correspondence; Educators--Utah--History; Material Types; Mormon Church--Missions--Germany--History; Mormon Church--Missions--Switzerland--History; Pleasant Grove (Utah)--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Articles; Diaries; Family histories; Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Swensen (Russel B.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-23T15:15-0600
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Biographical History

Author and professor of religious education and medieval history at Brigham Young University. He died in 1987.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts