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Clark L. Cox histories

Identifier: MSS 7961

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the personal and family histories of Clark L. Cox and Janet Cox. This includes a life history of Clark L. Cox, and histories of Mormon missions served by Clark and Janet Cox in Zimbabwe, Turkey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. Also includes family histories of Cox's ancestors.


  • 1927-2011


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

Biographical History

Clark L. Cox (1927- ) was an educator and administrator in Utah and California.

Clark L. Cox was born September 20, 1927 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Marriner David and Veda Belle Leavitt Cox. Cox was raised in Glendale, Nevada and North Las Vegas, Nevada. Cox was drafted into the U.S. Army in November, 1945 and later served in the United States Air Force. Cox married Irene Leavitt and they were the parents of three children. They were later divorced and he married Betty and raised her three daughters. After Betty's death in 1985 he married Janet Johnson. Together they served several Mormon missions to the Salt Lake Visitor's Center and Zimbabwe. Cox received his B.A. from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and his M.A. from Sacramento State College. Cox was a school principal and assistant superintendent at schools in California before becoming superintendent at Alpine School District.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Clark L. and Janet Cox in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Clark L. and Janet Cox; 2011.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of the Clark L. Cox histories
Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2011 October 10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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