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Joseph O. Stradling, Jr. family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6013

Scope and Contents

The collections consists primarily of genealogical material regarding the immediate ancestors and descendants of Joseph Obadiah Stradling, Jr. and Harriet Jane Lamb (photographs, personal histories, family group sheets, scrapbooks, news clippings, correspondence, etc.), but also contains the journals, personal scrapbooks, and Presidential (Arizona Temple)/patriarchal papers of Stradling himself, all of which cover the span of approximately 1824-1987. Included is a 300-page volume entitled "The House of Joseph: A Biography of Joseph O. Stradling, Jr. & Harriet Jane Lamb"; it was compiled based on parental journals and personal remembrance by Glenda Stradling Lloyd, youngest daughter of the Stradlings, and published in 2005.


  • 1891-1997


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 Joseph O. Stradling, Jr. family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joseph O. Stradling, Jr., the oldest of ten surviving children of Joseph Obadiah Stradling and Hanssina Thomsen of St. Johns, Arizona, was born March 26, 1891. He married Harriet Jane Lamb (fourth child of Louis Edwin Lamb and Lottie Mabel Hakes of Mesa, Arizona, born May 11, 1891) in the Salt Lake Temple on April 1, 1910. Stradling worked at various jobs throughout his life, mostly in the areas of farming, carpentry, and mechanics. He served in the Arizona Temple Presidency from 1944-1960, and as the Mesa Stake Patriarch from January 1956 until his death in May 1981 (preceded in death by Harriet in July 1979); by that time, the number of blessings he had given totaled 1,678. Harriet also served in the temple for thirteen of her husband's sixteen years of service, and was always busy in the Relief Society, rendering aid wherever needed.


9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

3 oversize boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated to Church Archives by Denna Marble, granddaughter; arranged by Church Archives and donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in December 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Church Archives; 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

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

Register of Joseph O. Stradling, Jr. family papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 June 15
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