J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Christmas card

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Christmas card

Dates: 1960

J. Reuben Clark's 1960 Christmas card, which contains his photocopied testimony of this peace, which the Lord gives all... of Jesus Christ, written in his own hand. 8.5 x 3.5 inches, graphic on front flap reading, Peace on Earth, four flaps of writing stapled inside and an envelope with Clark's office in Salt Lake City printed as a return address included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961
  • Call Number: MSS 6758
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Christmas card 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 6758; J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Christmas card; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6758, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1990.
Subject Terms
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961--Correspondence; Jesus Christ; Christmas; Material Types
Genre / Form
Greeting cards
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; February 27, 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Clark (J. Reuben, Jr.) Christmas card
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 2013-12-08T04:03-0700
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Biographical History

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. (1901-1961) was a Mormon attorney, diplomat, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. was born September 1, 1901 in Grantsville, Utah. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a law degree from Columbia University. He served as Under Secretary of state to President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 and as ambassador to Mexico from 1930–1933. In 1933 Clark was asked to serve as the second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to President Heber J. Grant, later becoming first counselor in 1934. After Grant's death in 1945, he remained as first counselor in the First Presidency under George Albert Smith. When Smith died in 1951, he was called by David O. McKay as second counselor in the First Presidency, returning to the position of first counselor in 1959. He remained in this role until his death on October 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts