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Lyman De Platt family papers

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 7569

Scope and Contents

Contains six volumes of transcripts of the papers of the Lyman De Platt family. These include typed up journals, letters, notes, and family documents. The volume of journals also contains notes on the journal entries, written by Lyman thirty years later as he transcribed them. The six volumes are part of a larger collection: The Platt Family Records Center.


  • 2007-2008


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 Lyman De Platt family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Lyman De Platt was born on June 10, 1943. He served a mission to the Andes mission in South America, specifically Peru. He married Bertha Vega, a sister he met on his mission, on September 30, 1965. They later divorced. He served in the Vietnam War. He later married Karen Platt.


1 carton ((1 linear ft.) )

Language of Materials



Collection left in original order of arrangement.

Custodial History

Donated by Lyman De Platt in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lyman De Platt; 2010.


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

Illustrates life as a typical Mormon male during the 1960s.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator; 2010.

Register of Lyman De Platt family papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator
2010 April 27
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