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Hugh B. Brown research files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3084

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence, books, pamphlets, lectures, and manuscripts. The material was written, received, or collected by Brown. The bulk of the material is from the 1960s and religious in nature, although many files also address political issues.


  • 1934-1972


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 Hugh B. Brown research files must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Hugh B. Brown (1883-1975) was a Mormon lawyer, entrepreneur, and ecclesiastical leader.

Hugh Brown Brown was born October 24, 1883 in Granger, Utah. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the British Isles, and later served as president of the British Mission. After successful careers in law and oil development, he became the Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve in 1953. On April 10, 1958, he was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, and three years later, as a counselor in the First Presidency. He served as a counselor to President David O. McKay for nearly nine years. He died December 2, 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


8 boxes (4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The collection was donated in 2003 and 2004 by Brown's son Charles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Charles M. Brown; 2003, 2004.


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

Related Materials

See also the Hugh B. Brown letter (MSS SC 2590), Hugh B. Brown address (UA 304), and the Hugh B. Brown scrapbooks (CR 730 1; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Church Archives; Salt Lake City, Utah).


Organized in two series: 1. Hugh B. Brown research files, 1934-1972. 2. Hugh B. Brown miscellaneous items, 1970-1972.

Register of Hugh B. Brown research files
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 19
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States