Bahamas History Project sound recordings
Contains 55 audiocassettes and 14 compact discs with preservation copies of each disc accompanying containing oral histories or interviews of Mormons in the Bahamas. The materials document the early growth and development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the region. The tapes date 1999-2007, with the bulk of the recordings from 1999.
- Majority of material found in 1999
- before 2015 June
- Todd, Julia Holton, 1946- (collector, Person)
- Todd, Joseph H. (Joseph Hall), 1934- (collector, Person)
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 Bahamas History Project sound recordings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Julia Todd (1946-) is a Mormon wife and mother.
Julia Holton Todd was born in 1946. She was married and divorced, then married Joseph Hall Todd on June 10, 1976, in Columbus, Ohio. Their marriage was sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple on April 8, 1983. They eventually served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nassau, Bahamas, in 1996 to 1997.
Joseph H. Todd (1934-) is a Mormon convert and retired educator from Ohio.
Joseph Hall Todd was born April 24, 1934 to Joseph Robertson Todd and Mary Elizabeth Neely. He went high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended college in Ohio. He eventually received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Ohio State University. In 1964 he took a position as a school psychologist in the Division of Special Education of the Ohio State Department of Education, eventually rising to be assistant director of the division.
In 1962 Todd married Jane Springsteen, and they had four children. However, in 1975 they divorced, and the following year he married Julia Holton in Columbus, Ohio. In 1981 the family began meeting with Mormon missionaries and were soon baptized. On April 8, 1983 Todd and his wife were sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple. After Todd's retirement from the Department of Education in 1995, they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1996 to 1997 in Nassua, Bahamas. During this time they began an oral history project to document the development of the Church in the Bahamas. After their return, Todd served for ten years as a regional employment specialist for the Church.
In 2011 Joe and Julia Todd relocated to Washington State.
3 microfilm boxes ((1.5 linear ft.) )
Language of Materials
Interviews recorded by the Todds at Brigham Young University, and transcripts of interviews sent to the Harold B. Lee Library in 2009 and April, 2010.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Joe and Julia Todd; 2009
Transferred; Joe and Julia Todd; April 2010.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II. B. 5. VII, August 2007).
Processed; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; November 16, 2015.
- Register of Bahamas History Project sound recordings
- McKinley Griffin
- 2015 November 23
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.