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Be thou an example : the life history of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson

Be thou an example : the life history of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson

Dates: approximately 2011

Contains one DVD called Be Thou an Example: The Life History of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson. Includes two discs which have discussion of her early childhood through their service on missions to the Philippines and Genealogical Library. Dated approximately 2011.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 7853
  • 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 Be thou an example : the life history of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson 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 7853; Be thou an example : the life history of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7853; LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Judith Preston in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Judith Preston; 2011.
Subject Terms
Bowen family; Johnson family; Johnson, Elna Ruth Bowen, 1919-; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Home and Family; Mormon women--Utah--Biography; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
DVDs; Interviews
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)
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Finding Aid Title
Be thou an example
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:03-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson (born 1919) is a Mormon woman in Utah.

Elna Ruth Bowen was born on June 13, 1919 in Idaho. She was the third child of Daniel and Ida Bowen. She completed high school then worked as a missionary. She married Erik G. Johnson in 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. They also served a mission to the Philippines from 1981-1983, and then at the Salt Lake Genealogical Library. They have five children.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts