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John A. Evans papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1500

Scope and Contents

John A. Evans papers contains personal and Desert News Company papers.


  • 1857-1922


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 John A. Evans papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Jon A. Evans was born in Ceder, Utah and married Florence Nelson in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1887. They had 9 children together. His penmanship and typewriting skills enabled him to serve as an asset to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as he typed detailed minutes and reports. These skills also allowed him to rise through the ranks of The Deseret News Company, where he worked from the time he was eleven until his death in 1906.


3 boxes (3.0 linear ft.)

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of John A. Evans papers
Megan Furcini
2011 April 26
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