Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell papers

Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell papers

Dates: approximately 1922-1926

Collection contains graphic materials and personal records detailing the mission of Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell. Includes the journal she kept through the entirety of her mission to the Eastern States Mission, with details of companions, day-to-day missionary work, and relationships with members and investigators of the Church. Also includes photographs which depict fellow missionaries and members. Materials date from approximately 1922-1926.

  • Extent: 1 oversize (1 linear ft.). -- 2 folder (0.05 linear ft.). -- 3 oversize folder (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mitchell, Mary LaReal Jones, 1892-1993
  • Call Number: MSS 8897
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8897; Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8897, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell family in August 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated: Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell family; August 2016.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mitchell, Mary LaReal Jones, 1892-1993; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Eastern States Mission
Genre / Form
Diaries--Women authors; Scrapbooks; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Amy Jacobs, student manucript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Americana, 5.IV, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Mitchell (Mary LaReal Jones) papers
Finding Aid Author
Amy Jacobs
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-03-22 10:21:44 -0600.
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Biographical History

Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell (1892-1993) was a school teacher in Utah.

Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell was born in 1892 in Provo, Utah. She stayed in Provo, attending school throughout her youth. In July 1927, at age 29 LaReal left for a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Eastern States. In 1927, a few years after the completion of her mission, she married Charles W. Mitchell. They built a family of three children in Provo, Utah. She contributed to her community through the Church, especially in the Young Women's program, until her death in 1993.

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