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William S. and Marge Bradshaw papers

Identifier: MSS 6947

Scope and Contents

Collection contains handbooks, pictures, and letters relating to William S. and Marge Bradshaw's mission to Hong Kong from 1971 to 1974. Also contains documents relating to Bradshaw family properties in Star Valley, Wyoming, and academic papers of William S. Bradshaw. Dated 1889-2011.


  • 1889-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1971-1974


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 William S. and Marge Bradshaw papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

William S. Bradshaw (b. 1937) is a retired microbiology professor in Utah.

William S., or Bill, Bradshaw was born in 1937 to William W. and Lucia Seely Bradshaw. He studied biology at Harvard University and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He has done research in the microbiology field as well as regarding analytical thinking in students. He met his wife while they were both serving as missionaries in Hong Kong. He later served as a mission president in the Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1971-1947. He taught Microbiology at Brigham Young University until he retired in 2008. He and his wife are former chairs of LDS Family Fellowship. They have five children.

Biographical History

Marge Bradshaw (b. 1935) is a Mormon missionary and advocate in Utah.

Marge (Marjorie) Bradshaw is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and is a retired elementary school teacher. She met her husband William while they were both serving as missionaries in Hong Kong, and later returned when he was called as a mission president of the Hong Kong Mission from 1971-1974. They served as chairs of the LDS Family Fellowship. Together they have five children.


2 cartons (2 linear ft.)




Arranged in two series: 1. William S. and Marge Bradshaw mission papers, 1971-1974. 2. William S. Bradshaw family history papers on Star Valley, Wyoming, 1889-2011.

Custodial History

Donated by Marge and Bill Bradshaw.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marge and Bill Bradshaw; 2009.


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; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Register of William S. and Marge Bradshaw papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
10 June 2009
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