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J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Christmas card

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6758

Scope and Contents

J. Reuben Clark's 1960 Christmas card, which contains his photocopied testimony of this peace, which the Lord gives all... of Jesus Christ, written in his own hand. 8.5 x 3.5 inches, graphic on front flap reading, Peace on Earth, four flaps of writing stapled inside and an envelope with Clark's office in Salt Lake City printed as a return address included.


  • 1960


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 J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Christmas card must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. (1901-1961) was a Mormon attorney, diplomat, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. was born September 1, 1901 in Grantsville, Utah. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a law degree from Columbia University. He served as Under Secretary of state to President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 and as ambassador to Mexico from 1930–1933. In 1933 Clark was asked to serve as the second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to President Heber J. Grant, later becoming first counselor in 1934. After Grant's death in 1945, he remained as first counselor in the First Presidency under George Albert Smith. When Smith died in 1951, he was called by David O. McKay as second counselor in the First Presidency, returning to the position of first counselor in 1959. He remained in this role until his death on October 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



One Christmas card containing a photocopied message from J. Reuben Clark, 1960.

Custodial History

Donated in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1990.


LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; February 27, 2009.

Register of J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Christmas card
Karen Glenn, student processor and John Murphy, curator
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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