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My life history

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2223

Scope and Contents

Comments on her ancestors, and recalls her early life in Provo, Utah; attendance at Brigham Young University, where she majored in physical education, 1941-1945; experiences as a schoolteacher, 1945-1955, in Grantsville, Richfield, and Lehi, Utah, and in Preston, Idaho; service as a Latter-day Saint missionary in the Northwestern States Mission, laboring in Oregon and Washington, 1948-1950; and family experiences. Includes several pictures and other illustrations.


  • approximately 1980-2000


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


4 folders (ca. 200 leaves) : photocopy ; 28 cm.

Custodial History

Helen Jensen, who retired from BYU after working in the campus bookstore, accepted an invitation to have a copy of her personal history preserved in Special Collections. Special Collections photocopied her history in May 2000 and returned the original to her.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Helen Chapman Jensen; 2000.


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 My life history
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 8
Description rules
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