Jensen family journals and histories

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Jensen family journals and histories

Dates: 1898-1988

Collection contains journals and family histories of members of the Jensen family, dating from between 1898 to 1988. Most of the diaries deal with missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes information on family life in Idaho and genealogy.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jensen (Family : 1885- : Jensen, Louis Reuben, 1865-1909)
  • Call Number: MSS 6189
  • 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.
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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 Jensen family journals and histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6189; Jensen family journals and histories; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6189, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Stewart Dong in 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Stewart Dong; 2008.
Subject Terms
Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Home and Family; Social Life and Customs; Mormons--Idaho; Mormon missionaries--Diaries; Jensen family
Genre / Form
Family histories; Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy; 2010.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts. Contains materials pertaining to early life in Utah, and life as a Mormon missionary.
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Finding Aid Title
Jensen family journals and histories
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-07-16 11:52:32 -0600.
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Biographical History

The Jensen family was established by Louis Reuben Jensen (born 1865) and his wife Kirsten Marie Sorenson (1868-1973). They married in 1885 and had eleven children. Doyle S. Jensen (1890-1945) was one of their children. In 1914, he married Ruth Zimmerman, and they had ten children. Winston McKay Jensen was born to Doyle and Ruth Jensen in 1945.

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