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Ray Hanchett history and diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9351

Scope and Contents

Contains Ray Hanchett's life history and mission journal, dated 1918 to 1991. The life history discusses Ray's family, college years, mission, Navy service, marriage, and service in church callings, including bishop, temple worker, and patriarch for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes photographs, ticket stubs, postcards, copies of a yearbook, and other documents. The mission journal details Ray's service in the North Central States Mission from 1938 to 1940.


  • 1918-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Ray M. Hanchett was born on August 21, 1918 in Pima, Arizona to Ray M. Hanchett and Leola McFate. He married Romola (Mollie) Lunt on September 18, 1941 after serving a mission to the North Central States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from May 1938 to June 1940. He served in the Navy during World War II from June 18, 1943 to August 7, 1945. Ray and Romola had five children. Ray later became a Patriarch for the Church. Ray died on June 18, 1999 in Mesa, Arizona.


1 box ((0.5 linear ft.) )

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The collection was donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in April 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; April 2019.


Utah and the American West (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, II B VI).

Processing Information

Processed; Tayla Boyer; October 18, 2021.

Register of Ray Hanchett history and journal
Tayla Boyer
2021 October 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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