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Bahamas History Project sound recordings

Identifier: MSS 7608

Content Description

Contains 55 audiocassettes and 14 compact discs with preservation copies of each disc accompanying containing oral histories or interviews of Mormons in the Bahamas. The materials document the early growth and development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the region. The tapes date 1999-2007, with the bulk of the recordings from 1999.


  • 1999-2007
  • Majority of material found in 1999
  • before 2015 June


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 Bahamas History Project sound recordings must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Julia Todd (1946-) is a Mormon wife and mother.

Julia Holton Todd was born in 1946. She was married and divorced, then married Joseph Hall Todd on June 10, 1976, in Columbus, Ohio. Their marriage was sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple on April 8, 1983. They eventually served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nassau, Bahamas, in 1996 to 1997.

Biographical History

Joseph H. Todd (1934-) is a Mormon convert and retired educator from Ohio.

Joseph Hall Todd was born April 24, 1934 to Joseph Robertson Todd and Mary Elizabeth Neely. He went high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and attended college in Ohio. He eventually received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Ohio State University. In 1964 he took a position as a school psychologist in the Division of Special Education of the Ohio State Department of Education, eventually rising to be assistant director of the division.

In 1962 Todd married Jane Springsteen, and they had four children. However, in 1975 they divorced, and the following year he married Julia Holton in Columbus, Ohio. In 1981 the family began meeting with Mormon missionaries and were soon baptized. On April 8, 1983 Todd and his wife were sealed in the Washington D.C. Temple. After Todd's retirement from the Department of Education in 1995, they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1996 to 1997 in Nassua, Bahamas. During this time they began an oral history project to document the development of the Church in the Bahamas. After their return, Todd served for ten years as a regional employment specialist for the Church.

In 2011 Joe and Julia Todd relocated to Washington State.


3 microfilm boxes ((1.5 linear ft.) )

8 gigabytes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Interviews recorded by the Todds at Brigham Young University, and transcripts of interviews sent to the Harold B. Lee Library in 2009 and April, 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Joe and Julia Todd; 2009

Transferred; Joe and Julia Todd; April 2010.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II. B. 5. VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; McKinley Griffin, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; November 16, 2015.

Register of Bahamas History Project sound recordings
McKinley Griffin
2015 November 23
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