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Be thou an example : the life history of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7853

Scope and Contents

Contains one DVD called Be Thou an Example: The Life History of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson. Includes two discs which have discussion of her early childhood through their service on missions to the Philippines and Genealogical Library. Dated approximately 2011.


  • approximately 2011

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 Be thou an example : the life history of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson (born 1919) is a Mormon woman in Utah.

Elna Ruth Bowen was born on June 13, 1919 in Idaho. She was the third child of Daniel and Ida Bowen. She completed high school then worked as a missionary. She married Erik G. Johnson in 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. They also served a mission to the Philippines from 1981-1983, and then at the Salt Lake Genealogical Library. They have five children.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Judith Preston in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Judith Preston; 2011.


LDS, Utah, and Western American history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Register of Be thou an example : the life history of Elna Ruth Bowen Johnson
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2013 April 16
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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