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My life story

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6821

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes the manuscript and several other drafts of Selvoy Jarrett Boyer's life history, entitled My Life Story. Dated 1969-1981. Selvoy discusses his early life at home, marriage, and his mission to England. He mentions David O. McKay, his mission president, and James E. Talmage, his second mission president.


  • 1969-1981


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

Selvoy Jarrett Boyer was born 6 February 1897 in Springville, Utah, Utah, to John S. Boyer, Jr. and Susannah Bailey Jarrett. He married Mary Gladys Sessions on 29 January 1919 in Manti, Utah. He married second to Agnes Reynolds Mackay on 22 November 1967. Selvoy died 24 February 1985 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The manuscript and other drafts of Selvoy Jarrett Boyer's life history, entitled My Life Story. Dated 1969-1981.

Custodial History note

Donated by Don E. Norton in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Don E. Norton; 1984.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 29 April 2009.

Register of My life story
Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
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