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Repair of the Friezes, Hawaii Temple

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5978

Scope and Contents

"Repair of the Friezes, Hawaii Temple" chronicles the restoration of the damaged friezes undertaken in 1987. Supporting documents include photographs of the temple; a Juvenile Instructor article on the original sculptors, J. Leo and Avard Fairbanks; and Mormon Pacific Historical Society documents regarding the Hawaii Temple.


  • 1987-1988


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 Repair of the Friezes, Hawaii Temple must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

In early 1987, the president of the Hawaii Temple requested that the LDS Church repair the friezes on the temple façade. Justin Fairbanks, son of original sculptor Arvard Fairbanks, was asked to prepare a plan for the restoration work. He recruited Ballard T. White, then Division Chair of Business at Eastern Arizona College, to serve as the business manager for the project. The restoration was completed in the summer of 1987.


3 folders (0.04 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2007.


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

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Repair of the Friezes, Hawaii Temple
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 27
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