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John Delos Lauritzen journals and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6281

Scope and Contents

Materials include journals and photocopies of journals pertaining to John Delos Lauritzen's time as a missionary serving in New Zealand, and photographs surrounding his service. Also included are CD transcriptions of his mission journals. Dated approximately 1915-1919.


  • approximately 1915-1919


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 Delos Lauritzen journals and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

John Delos Lauritzen (1894-1986) was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served in New Zealand.

John Delos Lauritzen was born in Sevier, Utah on August 29, 1894 to John Lauritzen and Mary Elva Hatch. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to New Zealand. On April 1, 1920, he married Carrie Larsen in Salt Lake City. They had six children: Donald, Dean, Rex, Elva, Enid, and Boyd.

Lauritzen died on April 9, 1986 in Victor, Idaho.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Materials purchased from Barry Lauritzen, John Delos Lauritzen's nephew, in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Barry Lauritzen; 2008.


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

Processing Information

Processed; John Murphy; 2008.

Processed; Andy VanDomelen, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2019.

Processed; Meghan Hoesch, student manuscript processor, 2020

Register of John Delos Lauritzen journals and photographs
Sarah Flinders
2014 May 20
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