Facer family papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains the books, certificates, licenses, records, correspondence, and diaries written and collected by Joseph Facer. The books contained in this collection are ones that Joseph Facer carried with him on his mission to the southern United States (1897-1899) as well as books belonging to his family. Materials date from 1856 to 1977. The certificates and licenses include Joseph's missionary certificate and his license as a member of the Seventy. Correspondence is mostly letters to Joseph Facer and the other brethren in the Southern States Mission. Diaries include Joseph's diaries and mission log books and autograph books belonging to him and his wife. Also included are the genealogical records of some of Emma's ancestors. Transcripts of several documents are included.
- Facer (Family : Facer, Joseph, 1871-1961) (creator, Family)
Conditions Governing Access
Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use microfilm copies.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Joseph Facer papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Facer family are descendants of Joseph Facer of Utah.
1 microfilm reel (0.05 linear ft.)
1 ledger box (0.25 linear ft.)
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Contains books, records, diaries, correspondence, and other documents from Joseph Facer's life, dealing mainly with his service in the LDS Church. Also contains Hill and Richards family books and a detailed history on the John Kenny and Agnes Hill Richards families and the Alexander Hill and Elizabeth Currie Hill families(the grandparents and great-grandparents of Emma Richards Facer, Joseph's wife).
Arranged in 3 series: 1. Joseph Facer missionary diaries, correspondence, and other materials, 1885-1952. 2. Joseph and Emma Facer autograph books, 1891-1908. 3. Joseph Facer family books, 1856-1977.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2332.xml
This collection was retained by the Facer family until donated to BYU in 2001 and 2003. The final family members holding this material were the donors. The family books donated in 2003 were given by Elmer Facer who received them from his sister Vera Facer Wilkensen who received them from William Richards.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Elmer Facer (President, George Facer Family Organization); 2001.
20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana because the Joseph Facer served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one from 1887-1899 and one from 1901-1902 and the books in the collection were collected in the 20th century.
Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm copy available for selections from boxes 1 and 2.
Processed; Taylor M. Dix and Jonathan Farrell; 2003 and 2006.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Arizona
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission
- Facer family
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Arizona
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- Southern States
- Register of Facer family papers
- Taylor M. Dix and Jonathan Farrell, student processors
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.