Dorothy Cox Bushnell papers

Dorothy Cox Bushnell papers

Dates: 1924-1980

The Dorothy Cox Bushnell papers include 6 handwritten hardback missionary diaries of Dorothy Cox Bushnell. Four contain daily entries from 1924-1926. One diary is a book of quotes, handwritten and glued in. One diary, after some 1926 entries, contains Salt Lake Temple Endowment records from 1980. Other ephemera is included.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bushnell, Dorothy Josephine Cox
  • Call Number: MSS 5884
  • 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
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Dorothy Cox Bushnell 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 5884; Dorothy Cox Bushnell papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 5884, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Bonnie Bushnell Williams in 1995.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Bonnie Bushnell Williams; 1995.
Subject Terms
Arizona; California; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon women missionaries
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts (Collection development policy 5.IV. "LDS, Utah, and Western American women.")
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Bushnell (Dorothy Cox) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2009
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:49-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Dorothy Josephine Cox Bushnell was born to William M. Cox and Minnie J. Burgon on September 17, 1905 in Union, Salt Lake County, Utah. She served in the California-Arizona Mission from 1924-1926. She met her future husband, Alonzo Davis Bushnell, during her mission. They were married in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 27, 1927. She passed away on March 3, 1995.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts