Marjorie Pay Hinckley papers
Scope and Contents
Contains the personal papers of Marjorie Pay Hinckley, including letters to and from her husband, Gordon B. Hinckley, and other family members, photographs, talks, clippings, a high school yearbook, notebooks, and other ephemera. Also includes programs, condolences, clippings, and other documents about the memorials for both Marjorie Pay Hinckley and Gordon B. Hinckley. Materials dated 1911 to 2008.
- Hinckley, Marjorie Pay (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Marjorie Pay Hinckley was born on November 23, 1911, to Phillip LeRoy Pay and Georgette Paxman in Nephi, Utah. Her family later moved to Salt Lake City where she attended East High School and graduated in 1929. She worked as secretary in lieu of additional schooling to support her parents and younger siblings. On April 29, 1937, Marjorie Pay Hinckley married Gordon Bitner Hinckley in the Salt Lake City Temple. They were married for 67 years and had five children: Kathleen, Richard, Virginia, Clark, and Jane. After serving in various leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon Hinckley was called as Assistant to the Twelve in 1958, and in 1961, as an Apostle. In 1995, he became the fifteenth President of the Church. Marjorie Pay Hinckley frequently traveled worldwide with her husband, ministering and speaking to members of the Church, dignitaries, and political leaders. She authored the book, "Small and Simple Things," was credited posthumously for the book "Letters," and authored the pamphlet, "To Women: Is This What I Was Born To Do?" Marjorie Pay Hinckley died April 6, 2004, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 92.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
5 oversize folders (2 linear ft.)
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged chronologically in original binder groupings.
Donated by Virginia H. Cowley, Kathleen H. Walker, Clark B. Hinckley, Jane H. Dudley, and Richard G. Hinckley on April 25, 2022.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Virginia H. Cowley, Kathleen H. Walker, Clark B. Hinckley, Jane H. Dudley, and Richard G. Hinckley; April 25, 2022.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processed; Sydney Gee; June 2022.
- Church Government
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Hinckley, Gordon Bitner, 1910-2008
- Hinckley, Marjorie Pay -- Archives
- Latter Day Saint families -- Utah
- Latter Day Saint women -- Religious life
- Latter Day Saint women -- Utah -- Correspondence
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
- Register of Marjorie Pay Hinckley papers
- Sydney Gee
- 2022 June 1
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.