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Lorin Franklin and Ivie Maude Huish Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6651

Scope and Contents

Contains materials primarily created or collected by Lorin Franklin and Ivie Maude Huish Jones during the time he served as president of the Spanish American mission (1943-1954), or items created or collected by their granddaughter, Janelle Brimhall Lysenko, in the process of writing Mission to the Lamanites: The Story of Lorin Franklin Jones and Ivie Maude Huish Jones (worked on in the 1990s and 2000s, published in 2008). Items include books, pamphlets, magazines, articles, interviews, biographies, and other items. Dated 1913 to 2008.


  • 1913-2008


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Spanish.

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 Lorin Franklin and Ivie Maude Huish Jones papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ivie Maude Huish Jones (1891-1976) was an educator and Mormon missionary in New Mexico and Utah.

Jones was born on March 9, 1891 in Payson, Utah, to William and Mary Elizabeth Fillmore Huish. She married Lorin Franklin Jones on April 9, 1913 in the Salt Lake LDS temple. She wrote poems, music, and programs. She also developed the "Pronto" method for teaching Spanish to missionaries. She died February 7, 1976 in Provo, Utah.

Biographical History

Lorin Franklin Jones (1889-1975) was an educator, missionary, and Mormon patriarch in Utah and New Mexico.

Jones was born March 13, 1889 in Payson, Utah, to Timothy and Mary Jane Done Jones. He married Ivie Maude Huish April 9, 1913 in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1920. He worked for the Extension Service in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In 1943, he was called as the president of the Spanish-America Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served 11 years. At the time of his release, he became the first patriarch to Spanish speaking members. He died September 1, 1975 in Provo, Utah.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

5 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Custodial History

The collection was donated by unknown donors in 1981 and 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; unknown donors; 1981 and 2008.


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 collections held about Lorin Franklin and Ivie Maude Huish Jones at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints archives: Photograph Collection (PH 1287), General Collection (MS 4797), Lorin Franklin Jones Diaries (MS 4797 8-13), Ivie Maude Huish Jones Diaries (MS 4797 6), Spanish American Mission (MS 1250 1), Audio/Visual Collection (AV 538, AV 1143).

Processing Information

Processed; Cynthia Ann Smith; December 2008. Processed and updated; Margaret Weddle; July 2014.

Register of Lorin Franklin and Ivie Maude Huish Jones papers
Cynthia Ann Smith
2008 December
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