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Elwood Mortensen Haynie scrapbooks

 Item — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 6958

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbooks contain a personal history of Elwood Mortensen Haynie, photographs, letters, newsletters, genealogical materials, some handwritten music, journal entries, and certificates. It also contains missionary letters, journals and newsletters. The scrapbooks document his life beginning with Elwood's childhood, based on the memories of Elwood, his mother, his sisters, and others who knew him, and continues up until his death in 1983.


  • 1917-1983


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 the Elwood Mortensen Haynie scrapbooks must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Elwood Mortensen Haynie (1917-1983) was an attorney in Colorado.

Elwood Mortensen Haynie was born 20 July 1917, to Leonard and Hazel Haynie in Manassa, Colorado. In 1935, he attended University of Utah. In 1938, he left his schooling to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the New England. Elwood joined the Army in 1940, and served for four and a half years. He married Frances Graham Elmore on 28 April 1944. Frances and Elwood adopted a son in 1949, and a daughter in 1954. In the late 1970s, Elwood became excited about his family history and began researching his genealogy. He died on 11 December 1983 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Scrapbooks contain missionary letters and journals, his personal history, genealogical information, and newspaper clippings regarding his courtship and marriage. There are also some certificates of congratulations and adoption.

Other Finding Aids note

More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.

Custodial History note

Donated by LaRue Haynie Elliot in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; LaRue Haynie Elliot; 2009.

Appraisal note

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

Related Archival Materials note

See also the Leonard M. and Hazel Gertrude Mortensen Haynie family papers (MSS 3363).

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator.

Register of Elwood Mortensen Haynie scrapbooks
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
8 July 2009
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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