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John Lewis Swenson missionary journal

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Identifier: MSS 3208

Scope and Contents

Journal documents Elder Swenson's missionary experiences in the Central States Mission from 1912 to 1913. Although Elder Swenson kept three journals, only this third volume has survived.


  • 1912-1913


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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 John Lewis Swenson missionary journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

John Lewis Swenson was born on 3 May 1891 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He graduated for Spanish Fork High School and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. As a young man he was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central States Mission. Following his mission, Swenson worked in construction, farmed, and ranched. He served on his local school board in Bancroft, Idaho, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Farmers Land and Irrigation Company. In 1938 he moved to Provo, Utah, where he worked at Geneva Steel until retirement. He then moved to Mesa, Arizona, where he died on 19 December 1979.


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Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Lewis Swenson missionary journal
Rose Frank
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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