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Beverly Harris papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9345

Scope and Contents

Materials contain journals and scrapbooks pertaining to the life of Beverly Harris between the years of 1972 to 2016. They document her mission in the Philippines, her marriage to Hugh Harris, as well as her daily life. A major portion of these journals focus on her religious activities as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and include notes from several years of Relief Society and sacrament meetings. They were mostly written during the years 2002 to 2016 while she lived in Pennsylvania. Materials dated 1972 to 2016.


  • approximately 1972-2016
  • Majority of material found within approximately 2002-2016


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 Beverly Harris papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical history

Beverly Ann Harris (1947-) was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a missionary in the Philippines, the wife of Hugh Harris, and a NASA employee.

Beverly Ann Gageby was born January 20, 1942 to John Henry Gageby and Lila Mae Billmyer in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ on May 23, 1970 at the age of 23. She later served a mission in the Philippines Cebu mission from October 1976 to July 1977, and then continued in the Philippines Davao mission from July 1977 to April 1978. After returning she eventually became an employee of NASA doing office work until marrying Hugh Harris in 1995. She has lived all over the United States but currently resides in Pennsylvania.


4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Donated by Beverly Harris in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Beverly Harris; August 2018.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, II, B, 5, IV).

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator;2019.


Register of Beverly Harris papers
Grace Bithell
2019 May 21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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