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John Goddard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1956

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts, typescripts, transcripts, correspondence, photocopies, magazines, diary, and papers. Handwritten diaries, magazine articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets. The diaries include accounts of Goddard's Congo expedition in 1956, his Nile expedition in 1951, and his South American expedition in 1962. The correspondence are between Goddard and his family relating his various activities.


  • 1950-1986


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

Biographical History

Goddard is an LDS anthropologist, explorer, and public speaker from the 1950s - 1990s.


1 oversize box (2 linear ft.)

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Inventory available in repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Created by Goddard, donated to BYU between 1975-1990. Revised and reprocessed September 14, 2001 by Cory Clement and Brad Westwood.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jon Goddard; 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 John Goddard papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 29
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