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Ivan Robison Willey papers on stake leadership, 1968-1979

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8488 Series 6

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, activity programs, certificates of callings and authority, photographs, and directories of members in the Church of Jesus Christ in the Wyoming area, particularly under Willey as a stake president. Dated 1968-1979.


  • 1968-1979


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ivan Robison Willey papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Ivan Robison Willey (1912-2011) was an education professor and academic administrator in dedicated patriarch to a large family and administrator and professor throughout various levels of the education system in Utah and Wyoming.

Ivan Robison Willey was born on January 14, 1911, in Byron, Wyoming, to parents Roy and Clarissa Robison Willey. After recognition in his youth for his talent for basketball, Ivan attended Brigham Young University and graduated with his B.S. degree. Ivan married Evelyn Bourne on February 16, 1935, in Heber City, Utah. Together they moved to Wyoming, where Ivan obtained both his Master's and Doctorate degrees from the Univeristy of Wyoming. His original doctoral research resulted in the Wyoming School Foundation Program, which provided funding for schools in the state for 50 years. Ivan was a principal and superintendent for the Wyoming public school system for 20 years, and helped to start a local bank as well. Ivan was also professor, dean, and department head in the College of Education at the Univeristy of Wyoming for 22 years. Missionary, Bishop, High Councilor, and Stake President, and Director of the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors' Center in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Ssaints Cheyenne, Wyoming Stake were also positions Ivan held. Ivan was also a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to 15 before he passed away.


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