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Dorothy Cox Bushnell papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 5884

Scope and Contents note

Contains include 6 handwritten hardback missionary diaries of Dorothy Cox Bushnell. Four contain daily entries from 1924-1926. One diary is a book of quotes, handwritten and glued in. One diary, after some 1926 entries, contains Salt Lake Temple Endowment records from 1980. Other ephemera is included.


  • 1924-1980


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

Dorothy Josephine Cox Bushnell was born to William M. Cox and Minnie J. Burgon on September 17, 1905 in Union, Salt Lake County, Utah. She served in the California-Arizona Mission from 1924-1926. She met her future husband, Alonzo Davis Bushnell, during her mission. They were married in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 27, 1927. She passed away on March 3, 1995.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The Dorothy Cox Bushnell papers mainly consists of missionary diaries from Dorothy's mission to the California-Arizona Mission from 1924-1926.

Custodial History note

Donated by Bonnie Bushnell Williams in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Bonnie Bushnell Williams; 1995.

Appraisal note

LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Register of Dorothy Cox Bushnell papers
Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2009
2009 March 12
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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