Bahamas History Project sound recordings

Bahamas History Project sound recordings

Dates: 1999-2007, bulk 1999, before 2015 June

Contains 55 audiocassettes and 14 compact discs with preservation copies of each disc accompanying containing oral histories or interviews of Mormons in the Bahamas. The materials document the early growth and development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the region. The tapes date 1999-2007, with the bulk of the recordings from 1999.

  • Extent: 3 microfilm boxes (1.5 linear ft.). -- 8 GB
  • Creator: Todd, Julia Holton, 1946. -- Todd, Joseph H. (Joseph Hall), 1934
  • Call Number: MSS 7608
  • 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.
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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 Bahamas History Project sound recordings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7608; Bahamas History Project sound recordings; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7608, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Interviews recorded by the Todds at Brigham Young University, and transcripts of interviews sent to the Harold B. Lee Library in 2009 and April, 2010.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Joe and Julia Todd; 2009 Transferred; Joe and Julia Todd; April 2010.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormons--Bahamas; Todd, Julia Holton, 1946-; Todd, Joseph H. (Joseph Hall), 1934-; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.. Bahamas
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Compact discs; Oral histories
Processing Information
Processed; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; November 16, 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II. B. 5. VII, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Bahamas History Project sound recordings
Finding Aid Author
McKinley Griffin
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-06 16:07:31 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Julia Todd (1946-) is a Mormon wife and mother.

Julia Holton Todd was born in 1946. She was married and divorced, then married Joseph Hall Todd on June 10, 1976, in Columbus, Ohio. Their marriage was sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple on April 8, 1983. They eventually served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nassau, Bahamas, in 1996 to 1997.

Biographical History

Joseph H. Todd (1934-) is a Mormon convert and retired educator from Ohio.

Joseph Hall Todd was born April 24, 1934 to Joseph Robertson Todd and Mary Elizabeth Neely. He went high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended college in Ohio. He eventually received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Ohio State University. In 1964 he took a position as a school psychologist in the Division of Special Education of the Ohio State Department of Education, eventually rising to be assistant director of the division.

In 1962 Todd married Jane Springsteen, and they had four children. However, in 1975 they divorced, and the following year he married Julia Holton in Columbus, Ohio. In 1981 the family began meeting with Mormon missionaries and were soon baptized. On April 8, 1983 Todd and his wife were sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple. After Todd's retirement from the Department of Education in 1995, they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1996 to 1997 in Nassua, Bahamas. During this time they began an oral history project to document the development of the Church in the Bahamas. After their return, Todd served for ten years as a regional employment specialist for the Church.

In 2011 Joe and Julia Todd relocated to Washington State.

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