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JoAn Borg Bitton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8828

Content Description

Contains materials which pertain to the life of JoAn Borg Bitton and her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Italy Catania Mission, and in particular, Island of Malta. Materials include a variety of printed materials such as newspapers, periodicals, maps, family records, and articles; containing information collected by Bitton about Malta and the history of LDS missionary work on the island, as well as written and email correspondence with family members and LDS members in Malta. Also includes a variety of multimedia materials including photographs, slides, 8mm motion picture films, and cassette tapes. Dated 1912-2010.

Dates

  • 1912-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1977-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Maltese with some correspondence in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the JoAn Borg Bitton papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

JoAn Borg Bitton (1937- ) is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served as a missionary in Malta.

Beverly JoAn Borg was born on October 6, 1937 in Port Angeles, Washington to parents Edward and Alta Borg. She served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile from 1983 to 1984, after which she married a second time to Ronald Davis Bitton in 1985. In total, they had 10 children together, and served a senior couple mission in Malta in the Italy Catania Mission. In October 1989, she created "il Moghdija", a newsletter for the Maltese members of the Church.

Extent

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: 1. JoAn Borg Bitton correspondence on Malta mission, 1977-2010. 2. JoAn Borg Bitton printed materials on Malta mission, 1927-2005. 3. JoAn Borg Bitton multimedia on Malta mission, 1940-1997.

Custodial History

Donated by the creator JoAn Borg Bitton in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; JoAn Borg Bitton; February 2016.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VI, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; NataLee Hawkins, student manuscript processor; 2016.

Added accession and revised for DACS compliance; Whitney Dean, student manuscript processor; 2018.

Title, dates, and notes revised; Beth Chestnut, student manuscript processor; 2018.

Grace Bithell, added accession and revised for DACS compliance; 2019.

Creator

Title
Register of JoAn Borg Bitton papers
Status
Completed
Author
NataLee Hawkins
Date
2016 October 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States