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Morris R. Jeppson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7662

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, news articles, correspondences, and histories of Morris R. Jeppson particularly the Enola Gay, flight crew, and friends. Contains personal and other historical photographs.


  • approximately 1922-2010


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 Morris R. Jeppson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Morris Richard “Dick” Jeppson was born on June 23, 1922 in Logan, Utah to Robert and Elsie Smith Jeppson. He was one of three boys in his family and grew up in Carson City, Nevada. Dick attended school at Yale, Harvard, and MIT and studied electronics and radars. He served in the military from 1943-1946 and was a test officer on the Enola Gay when it dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He later founded several companies and developed many inventions. He married Molly Ann Hussey and was father to six children. He passed away March 30th, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Molly Jeppson in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Molly Jeppson; 2010.


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

Processing Information

Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator, 2010.

Register of the Morris R. Jeppson papers
Peter Hoyt, student processor, John M. Murphy, curator
2010 October 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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