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Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell papers

Identifier: MSS 8897

Scope and Contents

Collection contains graphic materials and personal records detailing the mission of Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell. Includes the journal she kept through the entirety of her mission to the Eastern States Mission, with details of companions, day-to-day missionary work, and relationships with members and investigators of the Church. Also includes photographs which depict fellow missionaries and members. Materials date from approximately 1922-1926.


  • approximately 1922-1926


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 Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell (1892-1993) was a school teacher in Utah.

Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell was born in 1892 in Provo, Utah. She stayed in Provo, attending school throughout her youth. In July 1927, at age 29 LaReal left for a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Eastern States. In 1927, a few years after the completion of her mission, she married Charles W. Mitchell. They built a family of three children in Provo, Utah. She contributed to her community through the Church, especially in the Young Women's program, until her death in 1993.


1 oversize (1 linear ft.)

2 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

3 oversize folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell family in August 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated: Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell family; August 2016.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Americana, 5.IV, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Amy Jacobs, student manucript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.

Register of Mary LaReal Jones Mitchell papers
Amy Jacobs
2016 October 4
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