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June E. and Maida Russell Moody collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8406

Scope and Contents

Contains original documents, letters, and life histories about June and Maida Moody's ancestors and relatives. Most of the documents relate to Ellis Mendenhall Sanders. Also includes a will, notebooks, and other material from other family members, as well as life histories about Milton Moody and Harold Russell written by June Moody and Maida Moody respectively. Dated 1810 to 1985.


  • 1810-1985


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 June E. and Maida Russell Moody collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

June E. Moody (1911-1996) was a Mormon engineer in California and Utah.

June Evan Moody was born on March 11, 1911 in St. George, Utah, to parents Joseph Milton Moody and Jane Everett. He worked as an engineer in Los Angeles, California. He married Maida Russell on July 11, 1934 in Panguitch, Utah, and they had two children. He was interested in family history and, with his wife, gathered documents and information about his ancestors Ellis M. Sanders, Addison Everett, and Jacob Broom. He also wrote a life history about his father, Joseph Milton Moody.

Moody died on December 27, 1996 in St. George, Utah.

Biographical History

Maida Russell Moody is a Mormon homemaker in Utah.

Maida Russell Moody was born on September 11, 1917, in Hurricane, Utah, to parents Harold Russell and Mary Emily Gifford. She married June Evan Moody on July 11, 1934, and they had two children together. She is interested in family history and helped her husband collect documents about his ancestors. She also wrote a life history about her father in 1985.


11 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by June and Maida Moody in approximately 1993. They collected or authored the items that make up this collection, all of which relate to their ancestors. June is the son of Joseph Milton Moody, the great-grandson of Addison Everett, the great-grandson of Ellis Mendenhall, and the great-great-great grandson of Jacob Broom. Maida is the daughter of Harold Russell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; June Evan Moody and Maida Russell Moody; approximately 1993.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Zoë Brimhall, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.

Register of June E. and Maida Russell Moody collection
Zoë Brimhall
2014 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