Skip to main content

JoAn Borg Bitton papers

Identifier: MSS 8828

Scope and Contents

Contains materials which pertain to the life of JoAn Borg Bitton and her mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Italy Catania Mission, and in particular, the Island of Malta. Materials include a variety of printed materials such as newspapers, periodicals, maps, family records, and articles; containing information collected by Bitton about Malta and the history of missionary work on the island, as well as written and email correspondence with family members and Church members in Malta. Also includes a variety of multimedia materials including photographs, slides, 8mm motion picture films, and cassette tapes. Dated 1912 to 2010.


  • 1912-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1977-2010


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Maltese with some correspondence in Spanish.

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 History

JoAn Borg Bitton (1937- ) is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served as a missionary in Malta.

Beverly JoAn Borg was born on October 6, 1937, in Port Angeles, Washington to parents Edward and Alta Borg. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile from 1983 to 1984, after which she married a second time to Ronald Davis Bitton in 1985. In total, they had 10 children together, and served a senior couple mission in Malta in the Italy Catania Mission. In October 1989, she created "il Moghdija", a newsletter for the Maltese members of the Church.


1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)


Arranged in 3 series: 1. JoAn Borg Bitton correspondence on Malta mission, 1912-2010. 2. JoAn Borg Bitton printed materials on Malta mission, 1927-2005, 1962-2005. 3. JoAn Borg Bitton multimedia on Malta mission, 1940-1997.

Custodial History

Donated by the creator JoAn Borg Bitton in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; JoAn Borg Bitton; February 2016.


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

Processing Information

Processed; NataLee Hawkins, student manuscript processor; 2016.

Added accession and revised for DACS compliance; Whitney Dean, student manuscript processor; 2018.

Title, dates, and notes revised; Beth Chestnut, student manuscript processor; 2018.

Grace Bithell, added accession and revised for DACS compliance; 2019.

  • Davis Bitton's financial receipts from the Malta mission, as well as a ticket receipt and boarding pass for JoAn's flight to Chile.
Register of JoAn Borg Bitton papers
NataLee Hawkins
2016 October 7
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