Darwin Engstrom mission journal

Darwin Engstrom mission journal

Dates: 1931-1932

Contains the mission journal of Darwin Engstrom. The journal documents his train ride to the Southern States Mission, his visits with church members, and the cottage and fast meetings he attended. Entries date from between 1931 and 1932.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Engstrom, Darwin, 1908-1990
  • Call Number: MSS 7657
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Materials are left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Darwin Engstrom mission journal 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 7657; Darwin Engstrom mission journal; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7657, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Brent Ashworth in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Brent Ashworth; 2010.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Southern States; Engstrom, Darwin, 1908-1990--Diaries; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Southern States; Mormon missionaries--Southern States--Diaries
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.) Illustrates life as a Mormon missionary in the Southern United States in the early 1930s.
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Finding Aid Title
Engstrom (Darwin) mission journal
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-07-20T12:26-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Darwin Engstrom (1908-1990) was an accountant and businessman in Wyoming.

Engstrom was born July 29, 1908, in Huntsville, Utah. His parents were Joseph William and Emmaline Anderson Engstrom. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States from 1931 to 1933. On December 28, 1934, he married Helen Isabel Manning in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They were the parents of two children, Donald and Linda. During the Depression he worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). He later established his own businesses in Cheyenne, the accounting firm of Engstrom and Engstrom and the Jolly Rancher Ice Cream Store. Engstrom died July 23, 1990 in El Toro, California.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts