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Harris L. Vincent mission papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3118

Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters, journals, ephemera, greeting cards, and printed materials from Vincent's mission to Tonga and World War II.

Dates

  • 1937-1950
  • 1937-1950

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Tongan.

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Tongan.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Harris L. Vincent mission papers, must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Harris LeRoy Vincent, son of Daniel Harris and Hulda Amelia Nilsson Vincent, was born October 12, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned his high school diploma from South High in 1935. Vincent attended the University of Utah and played varsity basketball and football. He served an mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Tonga from 1937 to 1940. During his assignment he served as mission secretary. On January 16, 1942, Vincent married Ina Reynolds in the Salt Lake City Temple. Vincent's five children included two sons, Harris Reynolds Vincent and Theron Reynolds Vincent, and three daughters Janel Vincent Harrison, Shauna Mae Vincent, and Melodie Ina Vincent. Harris LeRoy Vincent worked forty years as a salesman for Graybar Electric Company. His church callings included: eight years in the bishopric, Sunday School teacher and president, served two Stake missions, and as Stake scoutmaster. He was a High Priest in the Waterloo Ward of the Wells Stake in Salt Lake City. Vincent volunteered for the Community Action Program. Vincent died from a cardiac arrest in Salt Lake City on March 19, 1991.

Extent

2 oversize boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

16 boxes (8 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

16 boxes (8 linear ft.)

Arrangement

Arranged in eight series by material type: 1. Harris L. Vincent correspondence. 2. Harris L. Vincent journals. 3. Harris L. Vincent notes. 4. Harris L. Vincent broadsides. 5. Harris L. Vincent ephemera. 6. Harris L. Vincent photographs and photographic negatives. 7. Mission trunk. 8. Harris L. Vincent books.

Custodial History

Donated by Lorraine Ashton in 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lorraine Ashton; 2004.

Appraisal

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

Contains materials pertaining to a Utah missionary in Tonga.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, Curator in 2010.
Title
Register of Harris L. Vincent mission papers
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, Curator
Date
2010 April 19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States