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Kay J. Andersen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7482

Scope and Contents

Contains the papers and journals of Kay J. Andersen written during the years 1947 to 2004. The journals detail his life from the time he served as a missionary in Denmark immediately following the Second World War. The journals are kept fairly consistently throughout the rest of his life. Also included in the collection are the life histories of Kay and his wife Amelia, written by Kay and Amelia. There are also letters, papers, articles, and video cassettes that all document main parts of Kay's life.


  • 1947-2004


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Kay J. Andersen papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Kay J. Andersen (1923-2004) was a soldier, missionary, and educator. He served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Denmark, and worked as dean of the Church College of Hawaii.


5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Amelia Marsh Andersen in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Amelia Marsh Andersen; 2009.


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

Processing Information

processed; Elizabeth Ballif, John Murphy; 2009

Register of Kay J. Andersen papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 29
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