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L. John Bingham papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8363

Scope and Contents

Contains a Luther Bible, an Triple Combination (Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price) from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and The Voice of Warning, all in German. Also includes a daily appointment book, in German and English. Dated approximately 1938-1940.


  • 1938-1940


Language of Materials

Materials in German and English.

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 L. John Bingham papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

L. John Bingham (1918-2007) was a Latter-day Saint missionary, doctor, and family man.

Leonard John Bingham was born on December 15, 1918 in Ogden, Utah, to parents Leonard Ole and Huldah Nordquist Bingham. He served as a Mormon missionary to the German-Austrian Mission, and was with the missionaries who were evacuated from Europe at the beginning of World War II; he then completed his mission time in the Centeral States Mission. He attended University of Utah, where he completed a pre-medical degree; then attended University of Pennsylvania, where he attended medical school.

He married Helen Williams on December 30, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and together had five children.

He joined the Army Medical Corp near the end of World War II, and served as a captain with the occupational forced in the Pacific. He continued with the Air Force Reserve until 1971. After his time with the Army after World War II, he began private practice as a family doctor in both Utah and Idaho. When he retired, he and his wife served as Mormon missionaries to the Manila Philippines Mission as the area medical coordinator.

John Bingham died on July 7, 2007, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Materials were donated by Lanell Reeder on January 29, 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lanell Reeder; January 29, 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).


Loacted in box 601.

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor; and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.

Register of L. John Bingham papers
Margaret Weddle
2014 February 13
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