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Janet Jenson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8478

Scope and Contents

Contains research, an interview, and reports on Jenson's research on the printing of the Book of Mormon and her work as a cataloger for Brigham Young University and the Church Historian's Office. Materials date from between 1965 and 2015.


  • 1965-2015


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

Biographical History

Janet Jenson (1937-2018) was a librarian and cataloger at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Janet Jenson was born April 10, 1937 in Athens, Georgia to Ralph William and Helen Harris Jenson, the first of their four children. She attended Brigham Young University, receiving a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in history and religion. She then worked at at the Church Historian's Office, taking some time off to complete a Master's of Library Science at Columbia University. After leaving church employment, she served in the Peace Corps and as a librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University while living in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Janet Jensen died in Spanish Fork, Utah on March 11, 2018.


4 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated to the library by Janet Jenson in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Janet Jenson; 2014.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Janet Jenson papers
Margaret Weddle
2015 March 9
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