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J. Joel Moss collection on family living class, 1963-1991

 Sub-Series — Carton: 3, Folder: 5-9
Identifier: MSS 3789 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Speeches, lessons, and other materials about marriage, children and other family science topics associated with a family living class.


  • 1963-1991


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.

Biographical History

From the Sub-Series:

John Joel Moss (born 1922) is a professor of home economics and family life, teaching at several universities including Brigham Young University.

Joel Moss 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 Brigham Young University (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 taught 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).


5 folders

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