John Delos Lauritzen journals and photographs

John Delos Lauritzen journals and photographs

Dates: approximately 1915-1919

Materials include journals and photocopies of journals pertaining to John Delos Lauritzen's time as a missionary in New Zealand, and photographs. Dated approximately 1915-1919.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lauritzen, John Delos, 1894-1986
  • Call Number: MSS 6281
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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 maintained in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Delos Lauritzen journals and photographs 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 6281; John Delos Lauritzen journals and photographs; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6281; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials purchased from Barry Lauritzen, John Delos Lauritzen's nephew, in about 2008.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Barry Lauritzen; about 2008.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--New Zealand; Lauritzen, John Delos, 1894-1986--Diaries; Lauritzen, John Delos, 1894-1986--Photographs; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--New Zealand--Diaries; Mormon missionaries--New Zealand--Photographs
Genre / Form
Diaries; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; John Murphy; 2008.
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Lauritzen (John Delos) journals and photographs
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Flinders
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-28T09:05-0600
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Biographical History

John Delos Lauritzen (1894-1986) was a Mormon missionary to New Zealand.

John Delos Lauritzen was born in Sevier, Utah on August 29, 1894 to John Lauritzen and Mary Elva Hatch. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to New Zealand. On April 1, 1920, he married Carrie Larsen in Salt Lake City. They had six children: Donald, Dean, Rex, Elva, Enid, and Boyd.

Lauritzen died on April 9, 1986 in Victor, Idaho.

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