J. Joel Moss correspondence, scrapbooks, and other material, 1915-2004
Scope and Contents
Personal papers, mission correspondence, other correspondence from family, friends, and so forth, as well as scrapbooks from the life of Joel Moss.
- Moss, John Joel (Person)
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 Audra Call and J. Joel Moss papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
John Joel Moss (b. 1922) is a professor of home economics and family life, teaching at several universities including Brigham Young University.
He was born August 17, 1922, in Rigby, Idaho, to John W. Moss and Zelma West Moss. He attended Ricks College and received his mission call the summer after his graduation from Ricks. He served in Hawaii, and two weeks later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. In October 1944 he was drafted into the army and sent to Europe. He attended BYU in September after returning home from Europe. He and Audra were married in the Idaho Falls Temple on May 26, 1948. He received his BS and MS from Brigham Young University in 1948 and 1949 and then his PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1954. He would teach at West Virginia University (1954-1956) and University of Nebraska (1956-1959), and then was coordinator of research programs in home economics at Southern Illinois University (1959-1961). He then taught at BYU as a professor of Family Life Education until he retired in 1991. His accomplishments have included producing national presentation TV programs on marriage, publishing articles in professional journals and books, and being one of few Americans who participated in an international seminar on family research in Oslo, Norway (1963).
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Language of Materials
Mission correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed inventory is available in the repository.
- Brigham Young University -- Faculty--Outlines, syllabi, etc.
- Brigham Young University -- Faculty--History
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Hawaii--History
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--West (U.S.)--History
- Hawaii -- History -- 1900-1959
- Material Types
- Mormon missionaries -- Hawaii -- Correspondence
- Mormon missionaries -- West (U.S.) -- Correspondence
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources