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Our life together : a personal history of the Max and Janet Berryessa family

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2954

Scope and Contents

Recounts his significant life experiences, including early life in Boise and Gooding, Idaho, and Ogden, Utah; marriage to Janet Greaves, 1944; service in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945, during World War II; career on faculty of Brigham Young University in Education Department, 1948-1988; travels throughout the world; family life; and service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as bishop, member of Child Correlation Committee, missionary, and temple sealer. Includes details of his experiences abroad as an educator in Iran, 1951-1954; and Thailand, 1961-1963 and 1973-1974. Also contains accounts of missions with his wife in Spain Bilboa Mission and at Swiss Temple, 1988-1990; and again at Swiss Temple, 1992-1994. The history begins with information on Max and Janet's ancestors, and includes brief information on Janet's early life in Ogden, Utah. Includes several photographic images.


  • 1998


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 Our life together : a personal history of the Max and Janet Berryessa family must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.06 linear ft.) : (168 p.)

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Custodial History

Max Berryessa, historian of the Emeritus Alumnus Association, handed volume to Brian Reeves, University Archivist, on 9 September 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Max J. Berryessa; 1998.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Our life together : a personal history of the Max and Janet Berryessa family
Benjamin Sipes
2010 December 16
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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