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Brittany Long Olsen missionary papers

Identifier: MSS 8839

Scope and Contents

Contains materials regarding Brittany Long Olsen's mission to Tokyo, Japan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes Olsen's missionary sketchbooks, which functioned as her missionary diary. Also includes correspondence and photographs from Olsen's time as a missionary. Materials focus on daily events, people, and Olsen's personal feelings. Materials dated 2012 to 2013.


  • 2012-2013


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

Brittany Long Olsen was born on October 6, 1990. She is the oldest of six children and was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from Southern Utah University in 2011 with a major in English, creative writing emphasis, and a minor in art, illustration emphasis. Olsen has been making autobiographical comics every day as a form of personal diary since 2008. Olsen continued her daily comics when she served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tokyo, Japan from February 2012 to August 2013. Since then, Olsen has published many of her comics. She has also worked as an editor. Olsen currently resides in Utah with her husband, who served a mission in Nagoya, Japan.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Brittany Long Olsen missionary correspondence, 2012-2013. 2. Brittany Long Olsen missionary photographs, 2012-2013. 3. Brittany Long Olsen missionary sketchbooks, 2012-2013.

Custodial History

Donated by Brittany Long Olsen in April 2016. Purchased from Brittany Long Olsen in December 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Brittany Long Olsen; April 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Brittany Long Olsen; December 2017.


LDS cultural, including popular culture; LDS family; social; intellectual; and religious history (21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.b.v.1, January 2016).


Contains 1 computer disk in box 1, folder 7.

Processing Information

Processed; Heather Buhler, digital forensics intern processor, and Dainan Skeem, curator; 2016.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Davies, student manuscript processor, and Dainan Skeem, curator; 2019.

Register of Brittany Long Olsen missionary papers
In Progress
Heather Buhler and Megan Davies
2016 November 7
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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