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William S. Bradshaw and Marge Bradshaw papers

Identifier: MSS 6947

Scope and Contents

Collection contains handbooks, publications, and letters relating to William S. and Marge Bradshaw's mission to Hong Kong from 1971 to 1974, including Cantonese Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price translation material, and some Vietnamese gospel teaching and Book of Mormon language material. Also contains documents relating to Bradshaw family properties in Star Valley, Wyoming, their 2019 family history, academic papers of William S. Bradshaw, and emails, newsletters, speeches, and articles related to his work with the Latter-day Saint LGBTQ community. Dated 1889 to 2021.


  • 1889-2021


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

William S., or Bill, Bradshaw was born in 1937 to William W. and Lucia Seely Bradshaw. He studied biology at Harvard University and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He has done research in the microbiology field as well as regarding analytical thinking in students. He met his wife Marjorie while they were both serving as Latter-day Saint missionaries in Hong Kong. He later served as a mission president in the Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1971 to 1947. He taught microbiology at Brigham Young University, retiring in 2008. He and his wife are former chairs of LDS Family Fellowship. They have five children.

Biographical History

Marge (Marjorie) Bradshaw (born 1935) is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and is a retired elementary school teacher. She met her husband William Bradshaw while they were both serving as missionaries in Hong Kong. They later returned when he was called as a mission president of the Hong Kong Mission from 1971 to 1974. Marge and William are former chairs of the LDS Family Fellowship. Together they have five children.


12 boxes (6 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in four series: 1. William S. and Marge Bradshaw mission papers, 1960-1994, bulk 1971-1974. 2. William S. and Marge Bradshaw family history papers, 1889-2019. 3. William S. Bradshaw professional papers, 1967-2014. 4. William S. and Marge Bradshaw papers on LGBTQ Latter-day Saint community, 1995-2021.

Custodial History

Donated by Marge and Bill Bradshaw in 2009 and 2021.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marge and Bill Bradshaw; 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marge and Bill Bradshaw; 2021.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; 2022. Addendum added.

Register of William S. Bradshaw and Marge Bradshaw papers
Under Revision
Elizabeth Ballif
2009 June 10
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