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Andrew Jenson papers

Identifier: MSS 325

Scope and Contents

Correspondence; autobiography of Jenson's life from the time he lived in Denmark to his residence in Utah; drafts of writings for the newspaper column, "Jenson Travels," appearing in the Deseret News newspaper; travel notes; photographs; and memorabilia. Jenson's writings largely pertain to Mormon and Utah history. Dated 1850 to 1935.


  • 1850-1935


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Jenson was born as Anders Jensen on December 11, 1850 in Denmark. His parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was a young child, and moved the family to Utah in 1866. Jenson served missions to Denmark in 1873 and 1879. He later became Assistant Church Historian and was a publisher, historian, and lecturer. Jenson died November 18, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

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Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Andrew Jenson papers
Leslie Evens
2011 November 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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