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Lynn Jay Olsen papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7538

Scope and Contents

The Lynn Jay Olsen papers include a compilation of stories, accounts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and professional materials from the life of Lynn J. Olsen.


  • 1980-1981


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Open for public research.

Biographical / Historical

Includes information about the life of Lynn Jay Olsen. Lynn never kept a diary, so this biography was compiled using newspaper clippings, memories, professional papers, and other related materials.

Biographical / Historical

Lynn Jay Olsen was born January 27, 1914 to James Andrew and Katie Christensen Olsen in Ephraim, Utah. His early years were spent herding sheep in the mountains with his family. Later, he attended Snow College where he played many sports. He became a soil scientist. He died April 17, 1981.


1 folder ((0.1 linear ft.) )

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated; Orrin James Olsen; 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Orrin James Olsen in 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).

Related Materials

The Orrin James Olsen Collection of Orrin Orlando Barrus and Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus family papers, MSS 3070.

Processing Information

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

Register of the Lynn Jay Olsen papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor; John Murphy, Curator
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