Brittany Long Olsen created one of the most interesting missionary journals we have ever seen.

Each day during the eighteen months she was on her mission she drew one image as part of her diary. Later she collected the images from her sketchbooks and combined them into one volume. The result is the book “Dendo” which means “missionary work” in Japanese.

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections is the home to Olsen’s collection and they have created a new exhibition featuring her sketchbooks, photos, and artifacts from her mission,”Dendo in Real Life.” This is a rare opportunity to see the materials behind a unique creative work.

“Dendo in Real Life” is located on level 1 of the library in the entry to Special Collections. It is open during Special Collections hours, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm (closed for devotionals on Tuesday from 11:00 until noon), 8:00 am until 6:00 pm on Fridays, and 10:00 am until 6:00 pm on Saturday’s.

The public is welcome and admission is free.


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