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Oral history interview with Ralph Bay and Jean C. Hutchings

Oral history interview with Ralph Bay and Jean C. Hutchings

Dates: 1989 June 22

Oral history interview with Ralph Bay and Jean C. Hutchings, conducted by Matthew K. Heiss on 22 June 1989 concerning the Hutchings' mission to Zaire. Sponsored by the James Moyle Oral History Program for the Historical Department of the LDS church. The Hutchings discuss their call, the economic conditions of Zaire, religion and proselyting in Zaire, and their experiences as mission presidents. Bound manuscript, 44 pages.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Heiss, Matthew K. (Matthew Kevin), 1957. -- Hutchings, Jean C., 1926. -- Hutchings, Ralph Bay, 1917
  • Call Number: MSS 6850
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Ralph Bay and Jean C. Hutchings 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 6850; Oral history interview with Ralph Bay and Jean C. Hutchings; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6850, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the LDS Historical Department in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; LDS Historical Department; 1990.
Related Material
See also the Ralph Bay Hutchings mission journal (MSS 6851).
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Congo (Democratic Republic)--History; Congo (Democratic Republic)--Economic conditions--20th century; Material Types; Mormon missionaries--Congo (Democratic Republic)--History; Oral Histories
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 7 May 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hutchings (Ralph Bay and Jean C.), oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Ralph Bay Hutchings (b. 1917) was a physician in California. He was born 26 July 1917. He served in France as a young missionary and graduated from medical school. He presided over the France Toulouse Mission and served in Zaire, Africa, with his wife as missionary.

Biographical History

Jean C. Hutchings (b. 1926) is the wife of Ralph Bay Hutchings. She was born 26 September 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. She served with her husband in Zaire, Africa as the first Mormon missionaries.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts