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Robert H. Hinkley Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9190

Scope and Contents

Photographs and slides of Hong Kong and Taiwan taken by Robert H. Hinkley, Jr. while serving in the United States Air Force. Photographs are mainly of street scenes. Includes photographs with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as Hinkley joined the Church while stationed in Taiwan. Slides are in color and photographs are both black and white and color. Many of the photographs have information written on the back. Dated 1955 to 1957. Also includes a typescript of a Hinkley's testimony and conversion story, photocopies of letters from friends, and photocopies of certificates of Hinkley's baptism, ordinations to the priesthoods, and his honorable discharge from the Air Force.


  • 1955-1957


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Condition restricted. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Robert H. Hinkley Jr. was born to Robert and Ruby Hinkley in Burley, Idaho on April 28, 1934. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1952. In 1954, he joined the United States Air Force, and was sent to Taiwan. While he was in Taiwan, Robert joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1956. Robert later attended Idaho State University, receiving a degree in elementary education and becoming a teacher. Robert died January 21, 2016.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

4 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Robert H. Hinkley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Robert H. Hinkley.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Jaymon Roan; 2022 February.

Register of Robert H. Hinkley Jr. photographs and slides
In Progress
Jaymon Roan
2022 January 21
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