William H. Smart diaries, 1886-1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smart, William H.
Title
William H. Smart diaries
Dates
1886-1981 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.75 linear feet plus 5 microfilm reels
Collection Number
Accn0276
Summary
The William H. Smart diaries (1886-1937 and 1979-1981) describe William activities as a Mormon missionary in Europe and as president of the Eastern States mission (1899-1900). They also describe his business activities in southeastern Idaho and eastern Utah as well as his town settlement and LDS Church activities. Included with the diaries are articles and clippings about his life.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
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.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The William H. Smart diaries (1886-1937 and 1979-1981) comprise 50 volumes of Smart's personal journals written from the age of 24 through his death. The collection also holds copies of 43 of these journals, beginning in 1898, on five reels of microfilm, as well as photocopies of selected volumes. Lastly, the collection offers associated documents in the form of student-prepared summaries of the diaries (1981), scholarly articles about his life (ca. 1979), and news clippings regarding his death (1937). Smart (1862-1937) served a proselytizing mission to Turkey and England and later served as president of the Eastern States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1899 through 1900. The diaries discuss his activities in these capacities, and later provide information on his extensive business interests in southeastern Idaho and eastern Utah, including the Heber City area and the Uintah basin. Smart was active in promoting town settlement in these regions, and served in several LDS Church leadership positions. The diaries record his interactions with other LDS Church leaders and his activities later in life while a resident of Salt Lake City. The diary numbering system was, apparently, assigned to the volumes at a later date. Perhaps the "A" designations of the volumes in box 1 indicate the discovery or addition of an earlier set of diaries after the volumes in the other boxes were numbered.

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: William H. Smart diaries, Accn 276, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 276.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Diary 1A 1886 July-1886 August
1 2 Diary 2A 1886 August
1 3 Diary 3A 1886 September-1887 June
1 4 Diary 4A 1887 July-1889 April
1 5 Diary 5A 1889 May-June
1 6 Diary 6A 1889 July-December
1 7 Diary 7A 1889 December-1898 March
2 1 "Table of Contents" for Diaries 1-43
A listing of each diary prepared by Marriott Library staff, with brief summaries of most of the diaries.
2 2 Diary 1 1898 April-1899 January
2 3 Diary 2 1899 January-1899 July
2 4 Diary 3 1899 July-1899 November
2 5 Diary 4 1899 November-1900 May
2 6 Diary 5 1900 May-1900 July
2 7 Diary 6 1900 July-1900 November
2 8 Diary 7 1900 November-1901 February
2 9 Diary 8 1901 February-1901 April
3 1 Diary 9 1901 April-1902 March
3 2 Diary 10 1902 March-1902 September
3 3 Diary 11 1902 October-1903 June
3 4 Diary 12 1903 June-December
3 5 Diary 13 1903 December-1904 June
3 6 Diary 14 1904 July-1905 January
3 7 Diary 15 1905 January-December
3 8 Diary 16 1905 December-1906 September
3 9 Diary 17 1906 September-1908 July
4 1 Diary 18
Pages 109-110 and 145-146 are missing from this volume.
1908 July-1909 September
4 2 Diary 19 1909 September-1910 April
4 3 Diary 20 1910 May-September
4 4 Diary 21 1910 September-1911 February
4 5 Diary 22
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 9, folder 1).
1911 February-September
4 6 Diary 23
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 9, folder 2).
1911 September-1912 February
4 7 Diary 24
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 9, folder 3).
1912 February-October
4 8 Diary 25
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 9, folder 4).
1912 October-1913 April
5 1 Diary 26
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 9, folder 5).
1913 April-October
5 2 Diary 27 1913 October-1914 June
5 3 Diary 28 1914 June-1915 May
5 4 Diary 29 1915 May-1916 May
5 5 Diary 30 1916 May-1917 September
6 1 Diary 31 1917 September-1918 October
6 2 Diary 32 1918 September-1920 September
6 3 Diary 33
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 9, folders 6-7).
1920 September-1921 December
6 4 Diary 34
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 9, folder 8).
1921 December-1925 September
7 1 Diary 35
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 10, folders 1-2).
1925 October-1926 December
7 2 Diary 36
It is recommended that patrons use the photocopy of this volume (box 10, folder 3).
1926 December-1929 August
7 3 Diary 37 1929 August-1930 October
7 4 Diary 38 1930 October-1932 July
7 5 Diary 39 1932 July-1934 February
7 6 Diary 40 1934 February-1934 December
8 1 Diary 41 1934 December-1936 June
8 2 Diary 42 1936 June-1937 May
8 3 Diary 43 1937 May-1937 October
8 4 William B. Smart, "William H. Smart, Builder in the Basin"
8 5 Robert P. Cooper, "Leota: End of Wm. H. Smart's Stewardship" 1979
8 6-18 Synopses, diary 14 to diary 26
Prepared by students in a University of Utah course, History 596.
1981
8 19 News Clippings
News clippings reporting on Smart's death.
1937
9 Diaries 22-26 and 33-34, photocopies
10 Diaries 35-36, photocopies
Reel
1 Diaries 1-12 1898 April-1903 December
2 Diaries 13-22 1903 December-1911 September
3 Diaries 23-30 1911 September-1917 September
4 Diaries 31-37 1917 September-1930 October
5 Diaries 38-43 1930 October-1937 October

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--Missions--East (U.S.)
  • Mormon Church--Missions--Europe
  • Mormons--Diaries
  • Mormons--Missionary experiences--East (U.S.)
  • Mormons--Missionary experiences--Europe
  • Personal Names :
  • Smart, William H.--Diaries
  • Geographical Names :
  • Heber City (Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Clippings
  • Diaries