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John D. Woodward missionary journals

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7476

Scope and Contents note

Contains two missionary journals of John D. Woodward during his two-and-a-half year mission to West Germany from 1954 to 1957. The mission journals chronicle his experiences as a missionary, as well as provide a glimpse into life in Germany after the Second World War. John was very consistent about keeping a journal, so the journals are inclusive of all the days of his mission.


  • 1954-1957


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John D. Woodward mission journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John D. Woodward (b. 1934) was a Mormon missionary in West Germany.

John D. Woodward was born on August 1, 1934. From September 8, 1954 to March 27, 1957, he served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the West Germany Mission. During this time, he served in many capacities in the mission. After returning from his mission, John attended school at Brigham Young University. On March 28, 1964, he and Constance J. Perry were married in Los Angeles, California.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)




Contains the two missionary journals of John D. Woodward that document his mission to West Germany from 1954 to 1957.

Other Finding Aids note

More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.

Custodial History note

Donated by John D. Woodward in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; John D. Woodward; 2009 (A2009.10.462)

Appraisal note

Provides insight into the life of an LDS missionary in West Germany right after WWII.

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Register of John D. Woodward mission journals
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
5 November 2009
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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