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Lyle P. Richins papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7846

Scope and Contents

Contains the missionary letters and pamphlets of Richins, dating between 1924 and 1933. The letters mainly document the time he spent serving in the Northern States mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Date of creation of sources range from 1898-1933.


  • 1898-1933


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Lyle P. Richins was born April 17, 1905, to Parley Thomas Richins and Fannie Judd Richins in Henefer, Utah. In 1924, Lyle served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Northern States Mission. He married Luena Davis on June 22, 1934. Lyle and Luena had three children: Sharon, Marilyn, and Van. For many years, he managed a hardware store in Preston, Idaho, and was a part-owner of Richins Mercantile in Henefer, Utah, and Preston, Idaho. During World War II, Lyle worked for the United States government. He died November 22, 1994.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Dennis and Annette Weidenbenner in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dennis and Annette Weidenbenner; 2011.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Illustrates what a Mormon mission was like for Mormon missionaries from 1930-1932.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.

Item was mold infested upon arrival. Collected materials were subsequently freeze-dried, treated and vacuumed, and all mold spores were removed. Some of the collected materials, however, due to severe mold and water damage were removed from the collection.

Processed; Eric Wolford, student processor; 2016.

Register of the Lyle P. Richins papers
Elizabeth Ballif
2011 July 22
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