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Ardon S. Hawkins slides

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 8936

Scope and Contents

Contains slides of photos taken by Hawkins during his mission to Mexico between 1966-1968. Includes photographs of archaeological sites in Mexico including Chicen Itza, and photographs from Cinco de Mayo parade and Mormon ordinances. Materials dated approximately 1966-1968.


  • approximately 1966-1968


Language of Materials

Materials in English and 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 Ardon S. Hawkins slides must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Ardon S. Hawkins (1947-1996) was a Mormon missionary from Utah.

Ardon Sanford Hawkins was born on January 14, 1947 in Alamosa, Colorado to Ellen Evans Hawkins. At the age of 19, he was called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Language Training Mission in Mexico. Five years after returning home he married Delores Evelyn Gregory Dolly on June 4, 1973, whom together they had eight children. On July 22, 1996, he passed away from cancer at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah and was buried shortly thereafter on July 27, 1996 in Springville, Utah.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Transferred from the Museum of Peoples and Cultures by Paul Stavast, a representative of the Museum, in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Paul Stavast; March 2012.


LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Eric Wolford; 2016.

Register of Ardon S. Hawkins slides
Eric Wolford
2016 December 16
Description rules
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States