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Gary Ervin Marx papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9114

Scope and Contents

Includes materials related to the mission of Gary Ervin Marx in the Northern Far East Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes personal correspondence from Gary Marx to his family in Utah and to fellow missionaries in Japan. Contains proselyting material in both English and Japanese. Also contains graphic material comprised of photos and negatives taken in Japan of missionaries and Japanese citizens. Other printed ephemera from travels in Japan is included. Dated approximately 1960-1963.


  • approximately 1960-1963


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Japanese.

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

Biographical History

Gary Ervin Marx (1938-present) served as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan during the 1960s.

Gary was born on November 12, 1938 to parents Ervin and Edna Marx in Sterling, Utah. As a young man he was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in what was then the Far East Mission (Japan) in 1960. Elder Marx continued his missionary service until he was released April 1, 1963. He later married Marilyn Jean Blaylock on March 31, 1969.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Purchased from Tschanz Rare Books on February 27, 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Tschanz Rare Books; February 27, 2018.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy II.B.5.IV, 2013)

Processing Information

Processed; Shaelyn Stohl, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.

Register of Gary Ervin Marx papers
Shaelyn Stohl
2018 March 2
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