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Reuel E. Christensen papers

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: MSS 5995

Scope and Contents

Personal Papers of Reuel E. Christensen, 1924-1983. Materials include: copies of his mission journals, including photographs that have been transferred to photo archives; written testimonies of missionaries while he served as President of the Great Lakes Mission; Great Lakes Mission publications, from his time serving as mission president there; his autobiography; correspondence; copies of newspaper clippings about him; and family history work.


  • 1924-1983


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Reuel Christensen was born to Andrew and Mary Christensen on April 5, 1904 in Ephraim, Utah. He married Vonda Henrie on September 12, 1928 in the Manti LDS Temple. In the church he served as a missionary in Australia, president of the Manti Temple, president of the Great Lakes Mission, and president of the Manti Utah Stake. In the community he served in the Utah State Legislature for four years, was vice president of the Bank of Ephraim, as well as a member of the board of directors for the Bank of Ephraim and Utah Independent Bank in Salina. He was also chairman of the Sanpete Water Conservancy Board, vice president of the Utah Woolgrowers, and a member of the board of directors of the Sanpete Farm Bureau. He died March 1, 1983 in Utah Valley Hospital.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Vonda H. Christensen; 1993.


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

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Reuel E. Christensen papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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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