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Jenson, Janet

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1937 - 2018

Biographical History

Janet Jenson (1937-2018) was a librarian and cataloger at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Janet Jenson was born April 10, 1937 in Athens, Georgia to Ralph William and Helen Harris Jenson, the first of their four children. She attended Brigham Young University, receiving a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in history and religion. She then worked at at the Church Historian's Office, taking some time off to complete a Master's of Library Science at Columbia University. After leaving church employment, she served in the Peace Corps and as a librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University while living in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Janet Jensen died in Spanish Fork, Utah on March 11, 2018.

Citation:
Phone conversation with author, 20 May 2011 (Janet Jenson, b. April 10, 1937 in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia; B.A. in English and M.A. in history and philosophy of religion, Brigham Young University; M.L.S. Columbia University; Librarian and cataloger at Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Librarian and cataloger at Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University; Peace Corps Volunteer; currently resides in Spanish Fork, Utah)

Deseret News, June 24, 2003: Helen Harris Jenson obituary (lives in Spanish Fork)

Janet Jenson collection (MSS 7989) (born in Georgia to Ralph William and Helen Harris Jenson; first of four children)

Ancestry.com, Apr. 5, 2013 (Helen Harris Jenson, b. 1915; born around 1937 to Ralph William and Helen Harris)

BYU studies, Winter 1973 (previously worked for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historical Department; served in Peace Corps; received BA and MA degrees from Brigham Young University; MS degree from Columbia University, 1966)

Daily Herald, via WWW, March 14, 2018 (Janet Jenson, 80, of Spanish Fork, passed away on March 11, 2018)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Janet Jenson biography of Franklin Stewart Harris, approximately 1980-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1106 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Includes material and audiocassettes collected by Janet Jenson, concerning her grandfather Franklin S. Harris. Dated approximately 1980-2002.

Dates: approximately 1980-2002

Janet Jenson collection of Franklin Stewart Harris and family correspondence, 1939-1962

 Series — Box: 4
Identifier: UA 1106 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Materials include letters to and from the Harris family. Dated 1939-1962.

Dates: 1939-1962

Janet Jenson collection of Franklin Stewart Harris newspaper clippings, 1946-1960

 Series — Box: 5
Identifier: UA 1106 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Materials include newspaper clippings regarding the achievements of Franklin S. Harris as well as his death. Dated 1946-1960.

Dates: 1946-1960

Janet Jenson research notes for Harris biography, approximately 1980-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1106 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Materials include Janet Jenson's research notes for the Franklin S. Harris biography. Dated approximately 1980-2000.

Dates: approximately 1980-2000

Janet Jenson biographies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8184
Scope and Contents

Contains two biographies, compiled by Jenson, about her parents, Ralph W. Jenson and Helen Harris Jenson. The volumes discuss their lives and heritage. Materials date from between 1984 and 2000.

Dates: 1984-2000

Janet Jenson collection on Franklin Stewart Harris

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1106
Scope and Contents Materials include information, papers, and artifacts gathered Janet Jenson in the course of writing a biography of her grandfather Franklin S. Harris. The materials include articles by or about Franklin S. Harris, Franklin S. Harris' testimony in the Confederated Bands of Ute Indians vs. the United States, some business records of Franklin S. Harris, newspaper clippings about Franklin S. Harris, correspondence of Franklin S. and Estelle S. Harris, certificates of Franklin S. and Estelle S....
Dates: 1847-2002

Janet Jenson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8478
Scope and Contents

Contains research, an interview, and reports on Jenson's research on the printing of the Book of Mormon and her work as a cataloger for Brigham Young University and the Church Historian's Office. Materials date from between 1965 and 2015.

Dates: 1965-2015

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Record 4
Collection 3
 
Subject
Provo (Utah) 5
Biography 3
Colleges and Universities 3
Education 3
Audiocassettes 2