Clark L. Cox histories

Clark L. Cox histories

Dates: 1927-2011

Collection contains the personal and family histories of Clark L. Cox and Janet Cox. This includes a life history of Clark L. Cox, and histories of Mormon missions served by Clark and Janet Cox in Zimbabwe, Turkey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. Also includes family histories of Cox's ancestors.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cox, Clark L., 1927
  • Call Number: MSS 7961
  • 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.
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 Clark L. Cox histories 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 7961; Clark L. Cox histories; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7961, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Clark L. and Janet Cox in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Clark L. and Janet Cox; 2011.
Subject Terms
Cox family; Cox, Clark L., 1927---Archives; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Family histories; Missionaries; Mormon missionaries--Turkey--History; Mormon missionaries--United States--History; Mormon missionaries--Zimbabwe--History; Mormons--Nevada--Bunkerville--History
Processing Information
Processed; Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. 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.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Cox (Clark L.) histories
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-01-19T11:49-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Clark L. Cox (1927- ) was an educator and administrator in Utah and California.

Clark L. Cox was born September 20, 1927 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Marriner David and Veda Belle Leavitt Cox. Cox was raised in Glendale, Nevada and North Las Vegas, Nevada. Cox was drafted into the U.S. Army in November, 1945 and later served in the United States Air Force. Cox married Irene Leavitt and they were the parents of three children. They were later divorced and he married Betty and raised her three daughters. After Betty's death in 1985 he married Janet Johnson. Together they served several Mormon missions to the Salt Lake Visitor's Center and Zimbabwe. Cox received his B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and his M.A. from Sacramento State College. Cox was a school principal and assistant superintendent at schools in California before becoming superintendent at Alpine School District.

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