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Jensen family journals and histories

Identifier: MSS 6189

Scope and Contents

Collection contains journals and family histories of members of the Jensen family, dating from between 1898 to 1988. Most of the diaries deal with missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes information on family life in Idaho and genealogy.


  • 1898-1988


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 the Jensen family journals and histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

The Jensen family was established by Louis Reuben Jensen (born 1865) and his wife Kirsten Marie Sorenson (1868-1973). They married in 1885 and had eleven children. Doyle S. Jensen (1890-1945) was one of their children. In 1914, he married Ruth Zimmerman, and they had ten children. Winston McKay Jensen was born to Doyle and Ruth Jensen in 1945.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Stewart Dong in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Stewart Dong; 2008.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Contains materials pertaining to early life in Utah, and life as a Mormon missionary.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy; 2010.

Register of Jensen family journals and histories
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator.
2010 May 27
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