Cochranism collection, circa 1818-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

McDermott, Don
Cochranism collection
circa 1818-1983 (inclusive)
1 box, (0.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
The Cochranism collection (circa 1816-1983) consists of photocopied primary and secondary sources on the life of Jacob Cochran and the sect which he founded, including photocopies of legal documents. Also included is correspondence to various libraries and institutions seeking information on Jacob Cochran and Cochranism, particularly on whether any members of the Cochran sect later joined the Mormon Church.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jacob Cochran was a Maine preacher who started his own religious sect, advocating rebaptism and opposing marriage. He was imprisoned for adultery in 1819 and the sect soon died out.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Cochranism collection (circa 1816-1983) consists of photocopies of articles, history excerpts, and court documents regarding Jacob Cochran and the religious sect he founded in 1816. These materials were collected by Don McDermott, a graduate student at the University of Utah, while he was conducting research to determine if any of the Cochran sect later joined the LDS Church.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Cochranism collection, MS 0470, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0470.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence
Correspondence to/from Dr. Everett L. Cooley requesting information regarding Cochranism from other institutions.
1 2 "The Conchran Delusion"
1 3 Photocopies of court documents 1819
1 4 Photocopy of Jacob Cochrane letter
1 5 Articles regarding the history of Kennebunk
1 6 Article regarding the history of York Maine
1 7 Maine Historical Society Quarterly
Photocopy of volume 20 number 1.
1 8 Copied article from the Newburyport Herald 1819
1 9 Photocopied news clipping article regarding Jacob Cochrane 1895-1896
1 10 Photocopied report of the trial of Jacob Cochrane 1819
1 1 Microfilm reel copy of "Cochranism Delineated" by E. Stinchfield 1819

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Free love--Maine
  • Mormon Church--History--19th century
  • Personal Names :
  • Cochran, Jacob, 1785-
  • Geographical Names :
  • Maine--Church history--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Legal documents