John Hortt Adams personal history

John Hortt Adams personal history

Dates: 1997

Narrative and photographic images concerning his childhood in Kanab, Utah; attendance at Brigham Young University; living in Hollywood, California; service in the U.S. Navy during World War II; marriage; travels; church service, including a Latter-day Saint mission to Seattle, Washington, 1989-1990; owning and running Grandview Miniature Golf Course in Provo, Utah; and working as accountant at BYU Financial Services. Also contains significant information about his family, including an extensive personal history of his wife, Betty Lou Jean Ellis Adams.

  • Extent: 1 item (413 p.)(0.20 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Adams, John Hortt, 1921
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2986
  • 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 XXX 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 SC 2986; John Hortt Adams personal history; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2986, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Gift of John Hart Adams in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John Hart Adams; 1999.
Subject Terms
Adams, John Hortt, 1921-; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.); Home and Family; Kanab (Utah); Miniature golf--Utah--Provo; Mormon Church--Missions--Washington (State); Mormons--Biography; Social Life and Customs; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
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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, 2007).
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Adams (John Hortt) personal history
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:04-0700
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Biographical note

Adams attended Brigham Young University, 1939-1954. He worked as an accountant at BYU, 1960-1986.

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