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Ivan J. Barrett diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1757

Scope and Contents

Ten handwritten diaries with photocopies of the items, a draft of the book "The Story of the Mormons in the Holy Land," newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items. Barrett kept his diary while serving on a mission for the Mormon Church with his wife in Israel. He writes about the tedium of day-to-day work, consultations with prominent Israelis, diplomatic visits of foreign dignitaries, and meetings with various General Authoriities of the Mormon Church. He also includes copies of letters from a number of General Authorities and other prominent Mormons.


  • 1976-1978


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials may be used only with permission of the author.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Author, biographer, patriarch in the Mormon Church, and professor of history and religion at Brigham Young University.


21 items (15 linear inches)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Ivan J. Barrett; 1981.


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

Register of Ivan J. Barrett diaries
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 18
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
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