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Darwin Engstrom mission journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7657

Scope and Contents

Contains the mission journal of Darwin Engstrom. The journal documents his train ride to the Southern States Mission, his visits with church members, and the cottage and fast meetings he attended. Entries date from between 1931 and 1932.


  • 1931-1932


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 Darwin Engstrom mission journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Darwin Engstrom (1908-1990) was an accountant and businessman in Wyoming.

Engstrom was born July 29, 1908, in Huntsville, Utah. His parents were Joseph William and Emmaline Anderson Engstrom. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States from 1931 to 1933. On December 28, 1934, he married Helen Isabel Manning in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They were the parents of two children, Donald and Linda. During the Depression he worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA). He later established his own businesses in Cheyenne, the accounting firm of Engstrom and Engstrom and the Jolly Rancher Ice Cream Store. Engstrom died July 23, 1990 in El Toro, California.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials are left in original order.

Custodial History

Purchased from Brent Ashworth in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Brent Ashworth; 2010.


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.)

Illustrates life as a Mormon missionary in the Southern United States in the early 1930s.

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of the Darwin Engstrom mission journal
Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, and John M. Murphy, curator
2011 July 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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