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John Bushman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1520

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of original diaries covering 1871-1923, along with typescripts; a personal account book; receipts; temple recommend; microfilm copy of the diaries and an autobiography; photocopies of appraisal and accounts books for the chapter of the United Order in St. Joseph; minutes of United Order meetings; and typecript of correspondence. While most of the diary entries are one-liners narrating the author's daily activities in northern Arizona and occasional trips to Utah, others are quite detailed and provide good insights into life on the Mormon frontier.


  • 1871-1923


Conditions Governing Access

Some of the original diaries are restricted because of their physical condition. Complete typescripts are available in their place.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Bushman papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer in Utah and Arizona, Bishop for the Mormon Church in Snowflake, Arizona.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) : handwritten.photocopies. microfilm. typewritten.

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Bushman papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 11
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