Ray L. Richards photograph collection

Ray L. Richards photograph collection

Dates: 1929-1932

Photograph postcards given to and collected by Ray L. Richards on his mission in Germany from about 1930-1932, primarily of companions and of German theater and opera performers.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Richards, Ray Longstroth
  • Call Number: MSS 6684
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Ray L. Richards photograph collection 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 6684; Ray L. Richards photograph collection; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6684, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection purchased by Special Collections from John Watkins. He purchased the collection when he bought out a book scout (2002?), who found it at a yard/estate sale in the Kaysville/Layton area.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; John Watkins; 2008.
Related Material
M270.1 R5177f 1929 "Farewell Testimonial given in honor of Elder Ray L. Richards prior to his departure for the Swiss and German Mission" held at the Church History Library.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Europe; Germany--Photographs; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Germany
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Cynthia Ann Smith; December 2008.
Appraisal Information
Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts—Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Richards (Ray L.) photograph collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Cynthia Ann Smith, Manuscripts Intern, and John M. Murphy, Curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-31T10:20-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Ray Longstroth Richards was a naval officer in World War II and the son of the apostle George Franklin Richards.

Son of Apostle George Franklin Richards and Alice Almira Robinson and younger brother of Apostle LeGrand Richards, Ray Longstroth Richards was born 11 October 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He served a mission to Germany from 1929-1932. He Married Minnie Gariff 29 August 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple. He served as a naval officer during World War II in Hawaii. He attended LDS College, the University of Utah, and Harvard University. He was a member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce. He died 14 September 1989 in Salt Lake. A biography of his parents can be found at: http://www.nhfelt.org/Doc_Other/Richards_George_Franklin.pdf. (Accessed 30 December 2008).

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts