Skip to main content

J Malan Heslop photographs of retirement travel, 1988-2002

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 661 Series 7

Scope and Contents

Includes 12,168 photographs of the Heslop's retirement years, 1988-2002, mainly of their traveling. J Heslop continued to be active in the Capitol Hill Kiwanis Club and took extensive photographs and was an integral part of the Ensign Peak Project.


  • 1988-2002


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 J Malan Heslop photographs and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of References Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Eleanor Fae Heslop (1923-2009) was the wife of J Malan Heslop. Eleanor Fae Heslop, who was known throughout her life as Fae, was born Eleanor Fae Stokes to Joseph Alfred Stokes and Georgiana Petersen on November 29, 1923. She met J Malan Heslop at Weber College, Ogden, Utah, and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on 12 May 1944. J shipped out for Europe almost immediately while Fae worked at the Boy Scout office in Ogden, Utah. After World War II they moved to Logan, Utah, where J attended Utah State Agricultural College and Fae worked in the purchasing department of the college. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1948 when J joined the Deseret News staff as chief photographer.

J and Fae raised a family of five children—Paul, daughter Lyn, Scott, Ann, and Don and became the grandparents of nineteen. During J’s busy career, Fae was not often able to accompany him on his international travels; however, in 1985 she was one of the tour guides on the BYU “Temples of Europe and Lands of the Bible Tour.” Although she didn’t contribute photographs she did maintain a journal of this trip. She served with J as mission president of the Chicago North Mission in the late 1980s.

It was during J’s retirement years that they were able to travel extensively, including internationally, and Fae became an important photographer in documenting these trips. After almost 65 years of marriage, Fae passed away on 21 March 2009.


12 boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in three subseries: 1. J Malan Heslop photographs in Utah, 1988-2002. 2. J Malan Heslop photographs in the United States except Utah, 1988-2002. 3. J Malan Heslop photographs from international countries, 1988-2002.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Separated Materials

11,992 photographs and 272 slides. This series primarily consists of travel photographs taken during their retirement years, 1988-2002. They traveled extensively in Utah, and throughout the United States, visiting major national parks, cities, state legislatures and capitol buildings. In addition they spent approximately one month in 1990 in Great Britain, visiting Heslop and Stokes family history locations, along with Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.

J continued to be active in the Capital Hill Kiwanis Club and took extensive photographs and was an integral part of the Ensign Peak Project.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States