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Allen Irvin Kidd mission papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8085

Scope and Contents

Contains papers and journals related to Kidd's time serving in Denmark. Includes copies of the Improvement Era from 1955-1956, concert programs and order of services in Danish, maps, and several books including on the Articles of Faith, books of scripture, and other pamphlets. Also includes some letters from people while he was on his mission, with pictures included.


  • 1930-1956


Language of Materials

Materials in Danish and English.

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 the Allen Irvin Kidd mission papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Allen Irvin Kidd (1930-2011) was a photoengraver from Murray, Utah.

Kidd was born on May 10, 1930 to Samuel Henry and Adell M. Peterson Kidd. He was born in Spring City, Utah. He served a two year mission to Denmark, then came home and met Renee Edith Kramer on December 7, 1956. They were married May 24, 1957 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Kidd worked at Utah Engraving and the Newspaper Agency Corp, but he also served in the Utah National Guard for eight years and was a licensed pilot. Kidd and his wife had six children. He died from Parkinson's disease and diabetes on October 28, 2011. He is interred in Murray, Utah.


1 oversize folder (0.75 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)


Files maintained in their original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Renee Kidd in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Renee Kidd; 2012.


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

Kidd was an LDS man living in Utah, and these papers concern his mission.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the Allen Irvin Kidd mission papers
Kelsey Samuelsen, processor, and John M. Murphy, curator.
16 January 2013
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