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Alma Theodore Madsen mission papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9254

Scope and Contents

Included are diaries, notebooks, and photographs related to the missionary service of Alma Theodore Madsen in the Southwestern States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The diary encompasses entries dating from July to October 1902. Also included is a book for reporting missionary statistics, dated from November 1900 to May 1901. The donor as well donated two photocopied photographs and a brief note with information about Madsen. Dated approximately 1900-1902.


  • approximately 1900-1902


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 Alma Theodore Madsen mission papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Alma Theodore Madsen (1877-1949) was born and raised in northern Utah as member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he lived and worked until his death.

Alma Theodore Madsen was born on April 18, 1877 in Lakeviiew, Utah to Peter Madsen and Lena Johnson. At age 23 Madsen was called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Southwestern State Mission from 1900 to 1902. He married Sarah Eliza Carter (1883–1945) on January 6, 1904. Madsen resided his whole life in the Provo, Utah area with his wife and nine children, working as a miner and foreman until his death on July 16, 1949.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)



Custodial History

Items passed down from Alma Theodore Madsen to his son, the father of the donor, Jeannie Madsen Beck, who Jeannie Madsen Beck donated the materials to Brigham Young University on January 10, 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jeannine Madsen Beck; January 10, 2019.


LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, mission and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts Collection Development Policy IV.a.i.1, November 14, 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Emma Gutierrez, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; February 11, 2019.

Register of Alma Theodore Madsen mission papers
Emma Gutierrez
2019 February 11
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