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JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7673

Scope and Contents

Collection includes newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, informational pamphlets, and correspondence, as well as published materials such as books, DVDs, and audio CDs, all created between 1980 and 2010. Materials document Hamilton's efforts in the anti-pornography unit. The collection addresses subjects such as abuse, pornography, child protection, measures to censure magazine covers in public places, sex addiction, organizations such as Citizens for Families, Internet abuse and dangers in public libraries, and advice for overcoming addiction.


  • 1980-2010


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 JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton (1938- ) is a community activist in Utah.

JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton was born October 10, 1938. She was raised in Brigham City, Utah and attended Brigham Young University. She married her first husband, Sherman H. Hibbert and they attended the University of Idaho together, had eight children, and later served together when he was mission president of the Brazil Central Mission. He died of cancer in 1978. JoAnn married Fred Hamilton and their families combined, including foster children, to include 21 children. In her career she has organized a movement against pornography, indecent exposure, sex addiction, and other issues damaging to the family. She has founded several organizations, including Citizens For Families and Citizens Against Pornography, has written several books, newspaper articles, and other publications, and is a popular motivational speaker often highlighted at BYU Education Week, Especially for Youth, Know Your Religion, and other events for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection maintained in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton; 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).

JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton is significant in her efforts against pornography.

Processing Information

Processed; Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2010.

Addendum processed; Erin Owens; November 2015.

  • Books and pamphlets relating to the dangers of pornography and parenting in the 21st century. A detailed spreadsheet of these items remains with the case file.
Register of JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton papers
John M. Murphy, curator, and Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor
2010 October; 2015 November 4
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