John Richard and Horace Eugene Hess papers

John Richard and Horace Eugene Hess papers

Dates: 1930-1933, 2000-2003

Collection contains two scrapbooks of John Hess, dated 2000-2003, documenting Elder Hess' experiences as a senior missionary in Belarus for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are also papers of his father, Horace Eugene Hess, circa 1930-1933. These include missionary correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs of Eugene Hess from his mission in Tahiti for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes one scrapbook of photographs from the Tahiti mission and other photographs.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hess, Horace Eugene, 1910-1985. -- Hess, John Richard, 1938
  • Call Number: MSS 3072
  • 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. Scrapbook of photographs is in cold storage, access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John Richard and Horace Eugene Hess 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 3072; John Richard and Horace Eugene Hess papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3072, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by John Hess in 2004.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John Hess; 2004.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Belarus; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island); Hess, Horace Eugene, 1910-1985--Archives; Hess, John Richard, 1938---Archives; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Belarus; Mormon Church--Missions--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island); Mormon missionaries--Belarus; Mormon missionaries--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)
Genre / Form
Letters; Photographs; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; John Murphy; 2004.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hess (John Richard and Horace Eugene) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-06-15T11:58-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

John Richard Hess (b. 1938) was a Mormon missionary in Belarus.

John Richard Hess was born on October 7, 1938 in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Horace Eugene Hess. He married Shirley Ann Downard on December 28, 1961 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Hess later served a mission in Belarus, circa 2000-2003, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Biographical History

Horace Eugene Hess (1910-1985) was a Mormon missionary in Tahiti.

Horace Eugene Hess was born on August 21, 1910 in Ashton, Idaho to Horace Arnold and Linnie Mildred Smith Hess. He served a mission in Tahiti for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, circa 1930–1933. Hess married Emma Porter on October 4, 1934 in Idaho. They had five children. He died on April 28, 1985 in Ashton, Idaho.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts