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Andrew G. Kimball papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1084

Scope and Contents

The Andrew Gordon Kimball Collection consists of a wide variety of documents, including many letters written by Spencer W. Kimball. The collection is arranged according to type of material and subject as follows: journals of Andrew Gordon Kimball, from 1907 through 1966, including missionary journals; autobiographies and biographical material on Kimball; record of blessings; research notes, primarily related to gospel topics; sermons; religious and secular certificates; church papers; records and histories related to the Kimball family and its members; family records of the Gheen and Woolley families; family publications; news clippings; and photographs. Within each of the topics, individual items are filed either chronologically or alphabetically.


  • 1907-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Permission to publish material from Andrew Gordon Kimball Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Andrew Gordon Kimball was born in 1888 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After serving a mission in the Central States Mission and marrying Clara Curtis, he moved, with his wife, to Tucson, Arizona. There he began his professional life in the banking industry. He was a stalwart member of the LDS Church and served in many capacities ranging from choir director to Stake Patriarch to Directors of the Bureau of Information at the Hill Cumorah in Palmyra, New York. He died on April 6, 1975, exactly 87 years after his birth.


5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in Special Collections Reference and on the Internet.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Clara C. Kimball, wife of Andrew Gordon Kimball; deeded to the Library on July 7, 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Children and widow of Andrew G. Kimball; 1975.


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

Register of Andrew G. Kimball papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 18
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