Morris R. Jeppson papers

Morris R. Jeppson papers

Dates: circa 1922-2010

Contains photographs, news articles, correspondences, and histories of Morris R. Jeppson particularly the Enola Gay, flight crew, and friends. Contains personal and other historical photographs.

  • Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jeppson, Morris R. (Morris Richard), 1922-2010
  • Call Number: MSS 7662
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Materials 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 Morris R. Jeppson papers 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 7662; Morris R. Jeppson papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7662, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Molly Jeppson in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Molly Jeppson; 2010.
Subject Terms
Enola Gay (Bomber); Jeppson, Morris R. (Morris Richard), 1922-2010--Biography; Military; Mormon families; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
Genre / Form
Articles; Letters; Photographs
Processing Information
Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator, 2010.
Appraisal Information
20th Century and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Jeppson (Morris R.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Peter Hoyt, student processor, John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-13T10:47-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Morris Richard “Dick” Jeppson was born on June 23rd, 1922 in Logan, Utah to Robert and Elsie Smith Jeppson. He was one of three boys in his family and grew up in Carson City, Nevada. Dick attended school at Yale, Harvard, and MIT and studied electronics and radars. He served in the military from 1943-1946 and was a test officer on the Enola Gay when it dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He later founded several companies and developed many inventions. He married Molly Ann Hussey and was father to six children. He passed away March 30th, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts