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John Hortt Adams personal history

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2986

Scope and Contents

Narrative and photographic images concerning his childhood in Kanab, Utah; attendance at Brigham Young University; living in Hollywood, California; service in the U.S. Navy during World War II; marriage; travels; church service, including a Latter-day Saint mission to Seattle, Washington, 1989-1990; owning and running Grandview Miniature Golf Course in Provo, Utah; and working as accountant at BYU Financial Services. Also contains significant information about his family, including an extensive personal history of his wife, Betty Lou Jean Ellis Adams.


  • 1997


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

Biographical note

Adams attended Brigham Young University, 1939-1954. He worked as an accountant at BYU, 1960-1986.


1 item (413 p.)(0.20 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of John Hart Adams in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John Hart Adams; 1999.


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

Regsiter of John Hortt Adams personal history
Benjamin Sipes
2010 December 17
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