Brigham D. Madsen papers, 1854-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Madsen, Brigham D.
Title
Brigham D. Madsen papers
Dates
1854-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
77 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0671
Summary
The Brigham D. Madsen papers (1854-2000) contain diaries, correspondence, research files, and manuscripts. In addition, there is primary and secondary source material on the Northwestern Shoshone Indians, most particularly the Shoshone and Bannock, whose tribal lands are now limited to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Southeastern Idaho.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Brigham Dwaine Madsen was born in Magna, Utah, on October 21, 1914, to Brigham Andrew and Lydia Cushing Madsen. In 1919, the family, which now included sisters Ann and Phyllis, moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where Dwaine, as he was then called, attended public schools, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1932. He remained in Pocatello and attended the University of Idaho, Southern Branch, from which he graduated with a Junior College Certificate in 1934. Shortly after receiving this certificate, Madsen served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to the East Central States, which included Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. He was appointed district president over the East North Carolina District in 1935.

In 1936 Madsen returned from his mission and entered the University of Utah, where he majored in history and minored in sociology. Harold Dalgliesh became a mentor, as did Andrew Love Neff, a former student of Herbert Eugene Bolton. While at the university he registered for a philosophy class taught by Waldemar Read, whom he remembered as "a wise and provocative liberal teacher" who "helped reduce some of the stuffed-shirt and superior inclinations" garnered from his missionary experience. In the spring of 1937, Madsen met Betty McAllister in a class in educational studies. By winter they had become engaged. In 1938, Madsen graduated from the University of Utah with a teacher's certificate. He returned to southeastern Idaho, where he accepted a position as both teacher and principal of the combined grade and high school in Pingree. In addition to teaching English, World History, Business Methods, Public Speaking, Algebra, and Geometry, Madsen coached the school basketball team and worked weekends in his father's construction business in Idaho Falls.

Madsen married Betty McAllister in Salt Lake City, Utah, in August of 1939. On the day following the ceremony the young couple boarded a train for Berkeley, where Madsen began work on an M.A. in history, studying primarily with Lawrence Kinnaird, another Bolton student. His early training in history was further enriched by his studies on the history of the American frontier under Frederick Logan Paxon, a student of Frederick Jackson Turner, whose frontier thesis established the American West as a significant field of study for historians. Madsen completed his master's thesis, "The Early History of the Upper Snake River Valley," in 1940 and began working toward his Ph.D. His major field was colonial America, minor fields included United States and English history. For his work outside the discipline of history, Madsen chose to study geography under Carl Sauer. In 1941 Kinnaird, the chair of Madsen's supervisory committee, left Berkeley to become the cultural attache in Chile. Herbert Bolton came out of retirement to take over his classes, giving Madsen the opportunity to work with the innovator who introduced the concept of Greater America to the field of American history. Madsen's graduate training furnished him with a broader perspective on the history of the American West than was usual at the time. Bolton's emphasis on the contribution of Spain and Latin America to the history of the American continent provided a much-needed counterbalance to the New England bias in the historiography of America.

In 1943 Madsen began what he later called "the greatest adventure of my generation, military service in World War II," reporting to the induction center at the Presidio of Monterey in September. After basic training he was transferred to Fort Benning where he served as tactical officer for a student training regiment. In November of 1945 Madsen boarded the U.S.S. West Point for Le Havre, France, taking charge of a group of soldiers bound for the replacement center in Bamberg, Germany. The following month he reported to Third Army headquarters in Bad Tolz. He worked in the Adjutant General Section for a brief period before transferring to Military Government, where he was assigned as Chief of the Historical Division for Patton's Third Army. He was separated from the service at Fort Sheridan on July 30, 1946.

The following month found the Madsens back at Berkeley, where Betty cared for daughter Karen, born in 1943, and son David, born earlier in 1946. In addition to resuming his studies, Brigham did odd jobs as a carpenter and served as a teaching assistant for the social history of the United States, a survey course taught by John D. Hicks. In 1947 Madsen passed his oral qualifying exams while teaching four sections of U. S. History at the University of California at Davis. The following year he completed his dissertation, "The Bannock Indians in Northwest History, 1805-1900," and accepted a teaching position at Brigham Young University (BYU).

In the autumn of 1949, the Madsen's third child, Linda, was born. Brigham supplemented his BYU salary by building rental units and then selling them in partnership with his father and two brothers in the Madsen Brothers Construction Company. While at BYU, the Madsens participated in an informal faculty gathering which came to be known as the Saturday Night Chowder © Marching Club. Although the group was strictly a meeting of friends, Madsen recalled that the group "usually ended the evenings in relating to each other the latest and most interesting happenings at BYU and in discussion of Mormon Church politics and theology." During these BYU years Madsen also met informally with a small group of educated LDS men, primarily associated with the University of Utah, who met monthly to hear speakers on topics related to Mormonism. This group came to be known as the Swearing Elders. The fellowship and intellectual stimulation provided by these two groups became increasingly important to Madsen, who was experiencing some discomfort at the changes which came to BYU after Ernest L. Wilkinson took over as president in 1951. He resigned from BYU in 1954. Son Steven was born the following year. For the next seven years Madsen devoted his time to the family construction business. He was later to remember the years he spent in the building trade as "years of intellectual famine," but despite his busy building schedule, he taught Professor Gregory Crampton's survey course at the University of Utah in 1955 and prepared his dissertation for publication. It was published in 1958 by Caxton Printers, a small, family publishing business that was beginning to receive national recognition. The Bannock of Idaho was illustrated by Madsen's old friend and fellow Chowder Club member, Maynard Dixon Stewart. Generally well-received, the book came under criticism for some ethnographic interpretations based upon outmoded secondary source material. With characteristic lack of scholarly ego, Madsen conceded the expertise of his severest critic, Sven Liljeblad, and enlisted his aid in improving the accuracy of future projects. This first history of the Shoshonean peoples of the Intermountain West remains a seminal work.

In 1961, Madsen read Catherine Drinker Bowen's John Adams and the American Revolution. It was, Madsen said, "a work so well written and with such feeling that I underwent a real emotional experience. My seven years as a builder disappeared in a flash as I was moved back to academia and my love for history and for teaching." Fortuitously, Madsen's friend and fellow Kinnaird student, Everett L. Cooley, was leaving Utah State University (USU) to become the Director of the Utah State Historical Society and Madsen was offered Cooley's vacated associate professorship in history. The following summer he received the assignment of teaching a class in the American Institutions segment of the Peace Corps training program. Having made plans to complete the building of his own home that summer, he looked upon the prospect of teaching civics to "forty would-be chicken farmers in Iran" with some dismay. However, the idealistic and adventurous spirit of the Corps infected Madsen and he became an enthusiastic supporter of the program. This, coupled with his zest for teaching, made the experience so successful that two of his students wrote letters of appreciation to the Director of Training in Washington, D. C. As a result, Madsen was asked to serve as a training officer in Washington D. C. the following summer, an experience that was to lead to his participation in the Civil Rights March on Washington of 1963. In June of the following year Madsen took a two-year leave of absence from USU and went to work for the Peace Corps full time as Assistant Director of Training. In 1964 Madsen was appointed first Director of Training for the newly-formed Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. Serving less than a year with VISTA, Madsen returned to Utah to accept a position as Dean of Continuing Education and Professor of History at the University of Utah.

Madsen began his term at the University of Utah with a building project. In an effort to instill some esprit de corps into the Division of Continuing Education (DCE), he oversaw an extensive remodeling program, which so energized the staff that he was soon the recipient of an abundance of ideas for improving the division. Madsen saw DCE as an instrument for integrating the university with the surrounding community, and attempted to initiate programs that would make higher education more attractive and accessible to individuals who would not ordinarily consider a university education an option. He oversaw programs directed toward women, minorities, members of the business and skilled trade communities, and students at the local trade school. A proposal for a credit-exchange program with Utah Technical College brought Madsen to the attention of President James C. Fletcher, and after only nine months as Dean of Continuing Education, he became Deputy Academic Vice President. Shortly thereafter Madsen was appointed as Administrative Vice President with a mandate to supervise the newly-funded campus building plan. His construction expertise was instrumental in getting several building projects completed on time and within budget. Among the buildings constructed under Madsen's guidance were the Art and Architecture building, the Special Events Center (Jon M. Huntsman Center), the Medical Student Housing Towers, and the married student housing complex now known as the East Village.

In 1971 Madsen was asked to take over as director of the University's Marriott Library. He agreed to accept this position for two years. During his tenure he supervised some badly-needed modernization in operations, including the installation of a security system and the establishment of an automated circulation system. While director, Madsen continued to teach one history class per quarter. In 1971 and 1972 he oversaw the publication of collections of essays produced by his students entitled The Now Generation and The Violent Year, respectively. In 1973, Madsen also agreed to serve on the editorial board of the Tanner Trust Fund publications series on Utah, the Mormons and the West. This series was designed to highlight the manuscript holdings of the Marriott Library's Special Collections division and to publish little-known works of high literary, as well as historical, value. At that time the editors were preparing the second book of the series, a republication of Agnes Just Reid's Letters of Long Ago. Everett Cooley, general editor of the series, asked Madsen to put the letters, penned by Reid as a reconstruction of her mother's life, into solid historical context. The Just homestead was located northeast of the Fort Hall Indian reservation, which had figured prominently in Madsen's graduate work on the Northern Shoshone.

Madsen's return to full-time teaching in 1973 inaugurated a period of intense study and research that culminated in the publication of three books almost simultaneously in 1979 and 1980. For several years Madsen and his wife, Betty, had been researching the Montana Trail. This research was the basis for a freighting article published in The Magazine of Western History shortly before Madsen began work on the Reid manuscript. Publication of the book based on this research was delayed by Madsen's work on Letters of Long Ago. When North to Montana! finally appeared in 1980 as one of a trio of books by Madsen, Lawrence Kinnaird remarked that "the Madsen family must have developed a sort of history factory." In addition to the ongoing trail research, Madsen had taken on a major research project for the law firm representing the Shoshone-Bannock tribe of southeastern Idaho in a suit against the United States government. The two books based on this research, The Lemhi, and The Northern Shoshone, established Madsen's reputation as an authority on this cultural group.

Following his retirement from the University of Utah in 1984, Madsen published several books and articles related to the history of the Intermountain region. Two books published in 1985 generated vigorous public debate. In The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre, Madsen employed his considerable research tenacity and penchant for detail in systematically exposing the violence and brutality of the event then popularly referred to as the "battle" of Bear River. His equally controversial B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, raised the question of whether or not the LDS Church's premier historian had come to believe that the Book of Mormon was a work of fiction. Both books called into question cherished cultural beliefs about the nature of the past and brought to light the presence of an often elusive boundary between history and mythology. Public interest in these works remains strong. Both have been recently reissued in paperback editions.

Brigham D. Madsen died on 24 December 2010.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Brigham D. Madsen papers (1854-2000) contain diaries, correspondence, research files, and manuscripts. In addition to providing information on Madsen's personal and professional activities, this collection contains primary and secondary source material on the Northwestern Shoshone Indians, most particularly the Shoshone and Bannock, whose tribal lands are now limited to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Southeastern Idaho. Research files include photocopies of, and Madsen's notes related to, diaries, letters, news clippings, articles, government documents, biographies and autobiographies, military reports, travelers' tales, documents associated with lawsuits, and various published books. Also of interest are Madsen's files relating to the policies and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in the twentieth century, and to Mormon culture in general. The materials are divided into eighteen sections. Each section is arranged in roughly chronological order. Because Madsen kept files organized both topically and by type of document, there is some interlap between file types. Madsen's original folder titles have been retained wherever possible. No attempt has been made to standardize names (for example, "Shoshone" and "Shoshoni"), as variations reflect standard usage of the time.

Section I, Personal Material, is housed in boxes 1 through 5, and contains items relative to Madsen's personal life, such as correspondence, missionary and military diaries, memorabilia, and personal and autobiographical writings. The correspondence spans his career from the early days as a Brigham Young University professor through his retirement from the University of Utah and subsequent activities as an author and lecturer. Although these files contain references to Madsen's activities as a builder, consultant, and administrator, the bulk of the correspondence is from the 1980s and is concerned with his activities as an author and university professor. Many of the letters refer to the history and culture of the Shoshone Indians and to Mormon theology and the policies of the LDS Church. Correspondence here is both incoming and outgoing, with outgoing letters either in the form of carbon copies or Madsen's handwritten originals. There are scattered third-party letters, usually written or received by close friends such as Everett Cooley or Sterling McMurrin. In addition to photocopies of Madsen's missionary and armed forces diaries, this section contains biographical information, an interview of Madsen, and a manuscript version of his autobiography.

Section II, Career, contains material pertaining to Madsen's activities as historian, builder, administrator, and university professor. Located in boxes 6 through 20, this material begins with Madsen's copy of the history of the United States Third Army while under the command of General George S. Patton, Jr. Madsen's predecessor in the historical division oversaw the preparation of this official account of the activities of Patton's army, of which less than 300 copies were printed. Also found in this section are documents pertaining to Madsen's activities as assistant director of training for the Peace Corps (1963-1964) and as director of training (1965) for Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). This material includes correspondence, news clippings, speeches, pamphlets and brochures, newsletters, observation notes, and articles related to the "war on poverty." This section also contains scattered remnants, mostly from the 1970s, of Madsen's years as a professor of history at the University of Utah, as well as seven folders of material pertaining to the Shoshone-Bannock (Sho-Ban) tribe of Fort Hall, Idaho. Most of Madsen's research material on the Sho-Bans is located in sections of the collection which contain material related to individual books. The documents located here pertain to the announcement of the settlement of legal claims brought by the tribe against the United States government. The bulk of this section consists of Madsen's research files on nineteenth-century land grant legislation, which was produced in the late 1970s in connection with his services as consulting historian in the matter of Anschutz Land and Livestock vs. the Union Pacific Railroad.

Section III, General Writings, housed in boxes 21 through 26, contains documents relating to Madsen's articles, speeches, papers, and book reviews. These materials provide an overview of Madsen's interests as a writer. The documents span a period of over five decades, from a student paper on the Snake River valley written in 1942 to a retrospective look at the writing of history published in 1995. This section consists mainly of manuscript drafts. The exception is box 23, which in addition to drafts of speeches and articles on the Montana Trail, contains ephemera related to the Oregon-California Trail Association (OCTA) and correspondence related to Madsen's attempt to win official status for the Montana Trail. Also found in this section are scattered published and unpublished articles written in the course of Madsen's career. Articles specifically connected with Madsen's books are located with the material for that book. Madsen's book review files typically contain notes, drafts, or typescripts of reviews written between 1956 and 1994. In cases where Madsen kept a copy of the article, this has been filed with his review. Generally, these reviews pertain to both Western and Mormon history.

Sections IV through XV contain documents related to the publication of individual books, grouped here chronologically in order of publication. These sections contain research files, manuscript drafts, correspondence directly related to the book, and book reviews. Also included are documents associated with various lectures, speeches, and articles that grew out of the research for each book. In most cases, these sections begin with Madsen's research files, organized chronologically, alphabetically, and topically according to project needs. Following the research files are manuscript drafts and revisions, then reviews and correspondence. In cases where there is significant correspondence relating to the origin of the project, the correspondence files are located at the beginning of the section. Usually, related articles which appeared before publication of the book are located before the manuscript drafts, while those written after publication follow the manuscript material. Exceptions are noted. Although this arrangement has been followed throughout, each project developed idiosyncratically and every effort has been made to retain the files as Madsen created them. Madsen's original folder titles for his research material have been retained, although descriptive notes have been added when appropriate. For example, Madsen often filed excerpts from secondary sources under general chronological headings; thus, photocopied sections from a recently-published military history may have been labeled "General, 1865." The folder title in this register has been expanded to read "General 1865, Frontiersmen in Blue, Robert Utley."

Section IV, housed in boxes 27 through 29, contains documents related to Madsen's first book, The Bannock of Idaho (Caxton Printers, 1958), written in the summer of 1948 as a Ph.D. dissertation. Correspondence concerning this manuscript, ranging from inquiries about research possibilities in the late 1940s to letters related to publication of a paperback edition in the mid-1990s, appears first, followed by school papers on related topics and a typescript of Madsen's dissertation. This section also contains manuscript drafts, galley proofs, page proofs, and Madsen's introduction to the 1996 edition. The original dissertation draft and related manuscripts dating from Madsen's graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley, donated as this register was being finalized, are located in the addendum, boxes 130 and 131.

Section V consists of one box of material associated with Madsen's work on the Agnes Just Reid manuscript, Letters of Long Ago (University of Utah, Tanner Trust Fund, 1973). Madsen's editorial work entailed putting the events described in the manuscript into historical context, and files in this section are limited to genealogical information on the Thompson and Just families and research concerning the nineteenth-century Mormon splinter group known as the Morrisites. Also included are correspondence with Reid and transcripts of an interview with the author dating from the early 1970s. Further information regarding the publication of this manuscript can be found in the Agnes Just Reid Papers (Ms 365) and the Everett L. Cooley Papers (Accn 73).

Section VI, boxes 31 through 43, contains material related to the two books on the Northern Shoshone which came out of Madsen's research for the law firm representing the Shoshone-Bannock Indians of Fort Hall, Idaho. The two books, The Lemhi: Sacajawea's People (Caxton Printers, 1979) and The Northern Shoshoni (Caxton Printers, 1980) were originally written as one. The decision to extract the material on the Lemhi and publish it separately was made in conjunction with the publisher, therefore the correspondence and reviews for both books are located first, followed by fragmentary source documents on the Lemhi which were separated from the bulk of the research files during the rewriting process. These files, arranged both topically and according to record series, represent only a fragment of Madsen's research, most of which was transferred to the Shoshone-Bannock tribal offices in Fort Hall. Research files in this section range in date from the mid-nineteenth century to 1974. Drawn almost exclusively from government sources, these documents provide a comprehensive record of Indian-white interaction from a white perspective. Material in this section includes census reports, news clippings, treaties, legal documents from the 1930s to the 1970s, reports and correspondence from various Indian agencies and military units, and excerpts from published histories concerning Indian-white conflict. Several drafts of the manuscript eventually published as The Northern Shoshoni follow the research files.

Materials in section VII, housed in boxes 44 through 48, are concerned with North to Montana! (University of Utah Press, 1980), a history of freighting between Salt Lake City and Fort Benton, Montana, which was a collaboration with Betty Madsen. At the time of accession, there were only scattered remnants of the research and writing produced by the Madsens over a period of nearly fifteen years. It is likely that Betty shared Brigham's penchant for detail--one reviewer reflected that the book apparently sought to "trace every wagon that set out over the trail," however, little of the Madsens research files remain. The bulk of this section contains manuscripts documenting the process of writing and rewriting this collaborative work. Many folders contain several chapter versions and extensive editorial notes. More material associated with this manuscript was donated in 1997, and is located in boxes 132 and 133.

Section VIII, boxes 49 through 54, consists of material associated with Corinne: The Gentile Capital of Utah (Utah State Historical Society, 1980), a monograph detailing the economic and political life of a frontier town on the Montana Trail. The research files for this manuscript are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically by author, and contain extensive material from nineteenth-century Western newspapers. The bulk of the material in this section deals with events in Utah between 1868 and 1878. Manuscripts, correspondence, and reviews appear after the source documents. Three articles on Corinne written between 1969 and 1980 follow the reviews.

Documents related to Madsen's seventh book, A Forty-niner in Utah (Tanner Trust Fund, University of Utah Library, 1981) are found in Section IX, boxes 55 through 57. This volume contains the diaries and letters of John Hudson, a young nineteenth-century Englishman who emigrated to New York, crossed the plains to Utah, and served as a member of the Stansbury expedition to the Great Salt Lake. The bulk of the research is concerned with the years 1845 through 1855. Typical of the documents found in this section are letters, diaries, biographical sketches, articles on aspects of pioneer life in the mid-nineteenth century, and excerpts from published works. Madsen's working copies of Hudson's letters and journals appear first, followed by source documents used to prepare explanatory notes. Manuscript drafts and post-publication material such as correspondence and reviews are followed by documents associated with Madsen's 1983 article for the Utah Historical Quarterly, "The Colony Guard to California in '49," which provides more details on Hudson's trek across the plains. Hudson's original diaries, letters, and sketches are located in the John Hudson Papers (Accn 674), along with more information on the acquisition by the Marriott Library of these documents.

Section X, housed in boxes 58 through 61, contains material associated with Gold Rush Sojourners in Great Salt lake City, 1849-1850 (University of Utah Press, 1983), Madsen's study of California emigrants passing through the Salt Lake valley. Documents found in this section focus on 1849 and 1850, the peak years of the gold rush, and include excerpts from journals, diaries, and newspaper articles. Secondary sources include published and unpublished works pertaining to westward emigration and to Mormon-gentile perceptions of one another. Many of the documents in this section are photocopies of material in the National Archives and in the Bancroft, Huntington, and Yale University libraries. In addition to research files, manuscripts, and post-publication material, this section contains two Madsen speeches, given eleven years apart, which are related to this book.

Files associated with Madsen's only book outside the field of Western history, B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon (University of Illinois Press, 1985), are located in Section XI, boxes 62 through 69. This book brought together three hitherto-unpublished B. H. Roberts manuscripts exploring the origin of the Book of Mormon. Roberts, a historian and one of the most influential scholars in the LDS Church, appears in these private studies to have questioned the divine origin of the Book of Mormon. Publication of the documents raised the question of whether Roberts' research had uncovered damaging evidence about the Joseph Smith story of divine revelation. Madsen edited the manuscripts and wrote explanatory notes, Everett Cooley prepared a preface, and Sterling M. McMurrin wrote a brief biography of B. H. Roberts. This section begins with extensive correspondence relating to the origin of the project, various publication issues, and the controversy which the book spawned. Following the correspondence are documents related to Madsen's research for the explanatory notes. Boxes 63 and 64 contain photocopies of B. H. Roberts' published statements from 1887 to 1933 on matters relative to the Book of Mormon. Boxes 64 and 65 contain both nineteenth and twentieth-century documents concerned with nineteenth-century scientific theory and with literary works popular in the years Joseph Smith was engaged in his work with the Book of Mormon. Madsen's drafts for this book begin in box 66 and are followed by extensive readers' comments. Located after this manuscript material are book reviews, some information on the controversy surrounding the book, and drafts of Madsen's portion of the joint Madsen-McMurrin rebuttal of criticisms leveled against the book by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS). Also present are materials associated with various lectures and panel discussions on the book, Madsen's files on academic freedom at Brigham Young University and on LDS excommunications, and articles collected by Madsen on topics related to the LDS Church. The manuscript material found here is for Madsen's editorial work only. Researchers interested in the development of the preface and biography should consult the Sterling M. McMurrin Papers (Ms 32) and the Everett L. Cooley Papers (Accn 73). For more information on Brigham Henry Roberts, see the Papers of B. H. Roberts (Ms 106). The Papers of H. Grant Ivins (Ms 362) include material on the provenance of the Roberts manuscripts as well as Ivins' notes on the content of the documents.

Section XII, boxes 70 through 79, contains documents related to The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre (University of Utah Press, 1985), in which Madsen explores Indian-white conflict in the Great Basin. Madsen's research files are arranged chronologically according to the event being described; thus, accounts written by eyewitnesses to the events are filed alongside recent historical accounts. Primary and secondary materials and published and unpublished documents are interspersed with Madsen's handwritten notes. The book focuses on the years between 1847 and 1863. Source documents in this section range in date from the mid-1840s to the early 1980s. Drafts of the manuscript and post-publication material follow the research files. The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre provided much of the historical underpinning for the report of the National Park Service recommending that the massacre site be awarded status as a national landmark. Documents involved in Madsen's participation in that effort are located at the end of this section, along with documents pertaining to Madsen's exposure of the fictitious "Almo Massacre."

Section XIII, housed in boxes 80 through 84, contains material connected with Madsen's 1986 biography, Chief Pocatello: The "White Plume" (University of Utah Press, 1986). Documents which specifically mention Pocatello are located in the first box of this section, followed by more general research files, arranged chronologically. The bulk of the material in this section is composed of governmental correspondence and reports, newspaper stories, and journal accounts of events between 1856 and 1884. Four versions of the manuscript are found in this section, the numerical designations have been assigned by the processor. Manuscript drafts, reader comments, correspondence, and reviews follow.

Section XIV, contained in boxes 85 through 96, features material associated with Exploring the Great Salt Lake: The Stansbury Expedition of 1849-50 (University of Utah Press, 1989). This volume brings together all of the documents associated with the nineteenth-century military survey of the Great Salt Lake, including official journals and reports, correspondence, and diaries. Correspondence related to the project from its inception through publication is located at the beginning of this section, followed by general information on trail routes and biographical information on survey party members. Following the general information are files used to prepare footnotes for the various legs of the journey. Madsen used the same organizational scheme as in the John Hudson project, filing source material according to where the topic under consideration was mentioned by travelers. The bulk of the research material consists of biographical information and articles pertaining to westward emigration. Research materials used to describe the flora and fauna of the Great Plains follows. Located next are photocopies of selected documents from the Dale L. Morgan Papers held by the Bancroft Library. Morgan discovered the official expedition journals in the National Archives in 1944 and subsequently did considerable research on the expedition. The Morgan material includes nineteenth-century documents collected by Morgan, his notes on those documents, and his correspondence with others interested in trail research. A microfilm copy of the entire Morgan collection is available under the title "The Dale L. Morgan Papers," (Ms 560). Photocopies and transcripts of the survey party journals and notebooks follow the Morgan material. Manuscript drafts, reviews, and related articles are located at the end of this section.

Section XV, housed in boxes 97 through 117, contains material related to Glory Hunter: A Biography of Patrick Edward Connor (University of Utah Press, 1990). Research files begin with biographical information on Connor, followed by chronological files containing primary and secondary source materials related to Connor's life and interests. Source documents for this project center around the years between 1839 and 1891, and are arranged chronologically. Madsen also subdivided his files topically within years, using three subjects: general information, Mormon affairs, and military affairs. These files typically contain biographical information on Connor, newspaper stories, correspondence, military reports and rosters, and various other government documents. Information on Connor's death appear at the end of the research files, followed by manuscript drafts, reviews, and related articles.

Section XVI, Maps, consists of one box of miscellaneous maps used as illustrations in Madsen's published works. Most are concerned with illustrating trail routes and boundary lines in the mid-nineteenth-century. These maps are generally oversized and vary from hand-traced maps on onion-skin paper to printed maps mounted for display. Maps used in the research for and writing of Madsen's books (including road maps, topographical maps, and historical maps) are located in the previous sections.

Section XVII, Articles by Others, contains four boxes of articles written between 1920 and 1996 which were of interest to Madsen. Most date from the 1980s and 1990s, and are on topics of interest to historians of the American West and of Mormon culture. A majority of the articles found here are published. The files in this section are organized alphabetically by author, and chronologically there under.

Section XVIII, Addendum, consists of material donated in 1997, as this register was being finalized, and spans the years 1934 to 1997. This addendum contains additional documents pertaining to Madsen's missionary, military, and graduate school experience, as well as scattered manuscript drafts. Recent personal correspondence, news clippings, and book reviews appear first. Ten folders of material from the 1930s and 1940s pertaining to Mormonism follow. Five boxes of material collected during Madsen's World War II military service are located next. (Several maps produced by the United States Army have been placed in the map case). The military material includes pamphlets, notebooks, guidebooks, and souvenirs. This addendum also contains notebooks and papers from Madsen's student days, as well as manuscript drafts.

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Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Brigham D. Madsen papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Brigham D. Madsen papers, Ms 671, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Ms 671.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

The first six boxes of this collection contain personal material, ranging from 1934 to 1996. Madsen's correspondence, found in boxes 1 and 2, spans his career from his acceptance of a Brigham Young University associate professorship in the late 1940s to his 1984 retirement from the University of Utah. His subsequent activities as a lecturer and author are also documented. Although these files contain references to Madsen's activities as a builder, consultant, and administrator, the bulk of the correspondence is from the 1980s and is concerned with his activities as an author and university professor. Many of the letters refer to the history and culture of the Shoshone Indians and to Mormon theology and the policies of the LDS Church. Although the bulk of the correspondence is letters received, some outgoing correspondence remains, either in the form of carbon copies or Madsen's handwritten drafts. There are a few third-party letters, usually written or received by close friends such as Everett Cooley or Sterling McMurrin. The correspondence is organized chronologically, with undated correspondence filed in box 2, folders 24-25

Box 3 contains photocopies of Madsen's missionary and armed forces diaries, a few autobiographical pieces, and some biographical information. Also included are sketches penned by Madsen for various memorial services. A manuscript of Wood Chips and Chalk Dust, a 1996 version of Madsen's autobiography, is located in box 4. Madsen's own description of the manuscript, written in the third person, is in folder 1. An earlier version of this document, dated 1985, was bound and distributed to members of the Madsen family. A revised manuscript, donated in 1997, is located in box 134. The Richard Poll interview located in box 4, folders 24-25 was conducted in 1988 under the auspices of the BYU Emeritus Club, and concerns Madsen's experiences at that University.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Correspondence
1949-1989
2
Correspondence
1990-1996
Diaries; Personal and Autobiographical Writings
Box Folder
3 1-7
Diary of Elder B. Dwaine Madsen
This volume contains daily entries on Madsen's experiences as a missionary to the East Central States Mission. Included are descriptions of tracting, living "without purse or scrip," hitchhiking, and adjustment to missionary companions. Madsen also describes encounters and theological debates with preachers of various denominations, problems with ringworm and bedbugs, street meetings, Sunday School and Relief Society activities, construction of a church building, and his experiences administering a mission district. Also of interest are Madsen's descriptions of the language and culture of the people he encountered, including illnesses, gossip, deaths and funerals, romantic tangles, shotgun weddings, and social events.
1934-1936
3 8
Missionaries' Expense Book
1934-1936
3 9-11
Weekly Reports, East Central States Mission
1934-1936
3 12-14
"My Stretch In The Service"
Madsen describes his basic training at Camp Roberts, his officer training school at Fort Benning, his instruction as tactical officer, his voyage aboard the U.S.S. West Point, his experiences as a member of the occupation forces in Germany, a religious ceremony at the Bamberg Cathedral, his thoughts on the Jewish refugee problem, the birth of David Brigham Madsen, his experiences as historian for the Military Government of Munich, his thoughts on fraternization, and several sight-seeing trips in Germany.
1943-1946
3 15
Curriculum Vitae and Biographical Information
3 16
"Consummate Craftsman," Continuum
An article on Madsen occasioned by publication of The Craft of History.
1995
3 17
Speeches
3 18
Personal Writings
1991-1994
3 19
"Mormon Missionary in the Bible Belt"
3 20
"Autobiography of an Ex-Builder"
1961
3 21
"Soldier Historian"
1985
3 22
"World War II Historian"
1990
3 23
Brigham D. Madsen," in Utah Remembers World War II
1991
3 24
"God and the Cosmos"
1995
3 25
Wood Chips and Chalk Dust, Chapter 19, "An Active Retirement"
3 26
Wood Chips and Chalk Dust, Chapter 20, Untitled
3 27
Wood Chips and Chalk Dust, Chapter 20, Rough Draft
3 28
Wood Chips and Chalk Dust, Chapter 20, Notes
3 29
"Tribute, Jack Hale Adamson"
1975
3 30
In Memory of Jack H. Adamson
1975
3 31
Transcript, Funeral of Dr. Orval J. Hansen
1979
3 32
"Life Story, Myrtle Cushing Peterson"
The life story of Madsen's aunt, written for her funeral service.
1989
3 33
Memorial Documents
Material concerning Madsen's friends and family members.
3 34
Sterling Moss McMurrin
Documents related to memorial services for McMurrin, including drafts for Madsen's remarks at the University of Utah Alumni House in May 1996.
Memoirs and Interviews
Box Folder
4 1
Introductory Material
4 2
"Roots From England, Switzerland, and Wales"
4 3
"Heritage From Scotland and Denmark"
4 4
"A Pocatello Boyhood"
4 5
"Growing Up"
4 6
"Missionary to the Mountaineers"
4 7
"A Carolina Odyssey"
4 8
"Student and Teacher"
4 9
"Graduate School and the Shipyards"
4 10
"Infantry Rifleman"
4 11
"Third Army Historian"
4 12
"Ph.D. and New Professor"
4 13
"The Wilkinson Years at BYU"
4 14-15
"A Builder"
4 16
"Utah State University and the Peace Corps"
4 17
"Dean and Deputy Academic Vice President"
4 18-19
"Administrative Vice President"
4 20
"Librarian and History Chairman"
4 21
"Teacher and Scholar"
4 22
"An Active Retirement"
4 23
"A Writer at Work"
4 24-25
Richard Poll Interview
1988
Memorabilia
Box Folder
5 1
Leaflets, Flyers, Brochures
5 2
Souvenir Booklet, LDS Inkom Ward Chapel
1962
5 3
Madsen Brothers Construction
1963-1964
5 4
Remarks of Junius Romney
Two typescripts detailing the removal of Mormon colonists from Mexico during the Mexican revolutions of 1910-1916.
1966
5 5
Southern Pacific Gold Spike Album
A souvenir booklet featuring a chronology and photographs of paintings by contemporary California artists depicting the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
1969
5 6
Utah Westerners
Newsletters, membership rosters and brochures.
1971-1995
5 7
Friends of the University of Utah Libraries
Pamphlets, programs and keepsakes.
1973-1995
5 8
University of Utah
1977-1995
5 9
Phi Alpha Theta
1984
5 10
Western History Association
1986
5 11
Salt Lake City and County Building
Booklet published upon completion of the restoration of the building.
1986
5 12
University of Utah Press
Pamphlets, brochures and catalogs.
1986-1995
5 13
Symbol of an Era: Bullion Beck and Champion Mining Company Headframe and the Tintic Mining Company
ca. 1987
5 14
Utah Endowment for the Humanities, Governor's Award
A booklet and typescript of the paper given by award recipient Helen Zeese Papanikolas.
1990
5 15
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1991
5 16
NAACP Martin Luther King Memorial Luncheon
1992
5 17
Fort Douglas Museum Association
1992-1993
5 18
Utah Statehood Centennial
1995
5 19-20
"(How Can You Hate) A Man and His Sun"
Contains a collection of song lyrics by Stephen Witt.
5 21-26
News Clippings
1973-1996
5 27
Road Maps
5 28
Historical Maps
Photocopies of maps from the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, which were used in Madsen's research.
5 29
Awards
Photocopies of awards and certificates for books and articles.
1981-1991
5 30
News Clippings and Notes

II:  CareerReturn to Top

Section II of the collection, housed in boxes 6 through 20, contains documents that provide an overview of Madsen's career as an administrator, historian, and university professor. His military service is documented in boxes 6 and 7, which contain a copy of the two-volume history of the United States Third Army while under the command of General George S. Patton, Jr. Madsen's predecessor in the historical division oversaw the preparation of this official account of the activities of Patton's army, of which less than 300 copies were printed. Documents pertaining to Madsen's activities as assistant director of training for the Peace Corps and as director of training for Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) are located in box 8. This material includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, pamphlets and brochures, newsletters, observation notes and articles related to the "war on poverty". Peace Corps and VISTA materials are filed separately. Correspondence and memoranda for both organizations are located in folders 1-5. Additional Peace Corps material can be found in folders 7-19, with VISTA material following. These materials are in rough chronological order. Articles related to the role of education in the "war on poverty" are located in folders 30-37. Box 9 contains a few documents resulting from Madsen's years as a professor of history at the University of Utah. Most documents date from the early 1970s. This box also contains seven folders of material pertaining to the Shoshone-Bannock tribe of Fort Hall, Idaho. Personal notes, memos and correspondence on matters related to the University of Utah history department are housed in box 10. ACCESS TO THE MATERIAL IN BOX 10 REQUIRES THE PERMISSION OF THE MANUSCRIPTS DIVISION HEAD.

Documents pertaining to Madsen's work as a consulting historian are located in boxes 11 through 20. Madsen provided background information on nineteenth-century land grant legislation in the case of Anschutz Land and Livestock Company vs. The Union Pacific Railroad. The Anschutz family had acquired large tracts of land from Union Pacific. The railroad had retained rights to coal, iron, and "other minerals." Philip Anschutz attempted to question the validity of the Union Pacific title to the mineral rights on public lands granted to the railroad in the nineteenth century. The case turned on the question of whether oil and gas, not specifically mentioned in the deed, were to be considered minerals. This linguistic ambiguity provided a wedge for the Anschutz legal team to open the question of the original intent of the contractual parties. Reasoning that the Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1864 were designed to support construction of an intercontinental railroad and open public lands to settlement rather than to enrich railroad magnates, lawyers for Anschutz intended to argue that reservation of the mineral rights by the railroad violated congressional intent and public policy at the time the original deeds were transacted. Madsen's research was directed toward assembling information on the prevailing nineteenth-century perception of what constituted a mineral, what the rights and responsibilities of recipients of public lands were thought to be, and what public land policy was intended to accomplish.

This material begins with correspondence detailing legal strategy and the research requirements necessary to lend weight to various lines of argument the legal team wished to pursue. Also included in box 11 are copies of legal documents filed and supporting documentation. Box 12 contains photocopies of documents from land grant cases where elements of the decision were thought to support arguments to be made in the Anschutz case. Boxes 14 through 18 contain the research produced by Madsen in accordance with his research outline of November, 1978 (located in box 14, folder 1). The documents in these boxes are arranged according to the fourteen record series identified by Madsen in his index to documents related to Union Pacific land grants (located in box 14, folders 2-4). The Serial Set of Congressional Documents noted here refers to the compilation of government documents prepared by and for the use of the legislative branch. These documents were published under the title The Congressional Globe until March of 1873, when the title was changed to The Congressional Record. The material here typically consists of photocopied documents with Madsen's underlining and margin notes. Folders retain the original Madsen titles. Boxes 19 and 20 contain copies of articles related to land grant policy in the United States written between 1883 and 1979. These articles are arranged chronologically by publication date and thereunder alphabetically by author. These files provide an overview of the major issues in land grant legislation and the relevant historiographical debates on the role played by the railroads in the development of the United States as a continental nation and the associated evolution of public land policy.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Third U. S. Army, Volume 1
This box contains a 17 1/2 x 13" book detailing the activities of the Third U. S. Army from January 1944 to May 1945. Originally classified as "Secret" due to the continued hostilities with Japan, this volume contains the official after-action report of Third Army Operations written in the wake of the close of hostilities in the European theater. Illustrated with pencil sketches and photographs, this report is arranged chronologically, with daily entries. A typical daily entry contains a brief description of the overall battle situation, an estimate of enemy battle capability, detailed information on troop movements, towns occupied, square mileage of territory taken, and a summary of the supply situation. This report contains numerous maps, graphs and charts. This volume also describes the treatment of the civilian population and German prisoners of war, and details Allied coordination of effort with French resistance forces. Also included are special orders, directives, letters and commendations, and the report of the XIX Tactical Air Command, described by General Patton as Third Army's "inseparable comrades in arms."
7
Third U. S. Army, Volume 2
This box contains the continuation of the Third Army after-action report, which describes the breakdown of the German Third Reich from a military point of view. It contains detailed information on German troop location and strength, estimates of command effectiveness and troop morale, and intelligence reports describing the age and national composition of enemy troops. Volume two also contains the staff section reports, which detail the plans, experiences, methods of operation, and important lessons learned by each section chief. These reports vary in length and quality. By far the most comprehensive and well-written report details the operations of the Command Section from 26 January 1944 when Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. assumed command to 9 May 1945 when Patton issued his final General Order under combat conditions thanking the men under his command. The portion of the report dealing with "lessons learned and conclusions" ranges from the width of tracks for vehicles to the organization of administrative sections under combat conditions. Three "letters of instruction" written by Patton are appended, in which his principles of command, combat procedures, and administrative principles are set forth. Subjects of these letters range from common tactical faults to the frequency of staff conferences to the importance of dealing with rumors. Also of interest is the report of the Third Army Engineering Section, which includes photographs of bridges built under the extreme time and supply pressures typical of combat conditions.
Peace Corps and VISTA
Box Folder
8 1-3
Peace Corps Correspondence and Memos
1962-1963
8 4-5
VISTA Correspondence and Memos
1965
8 6
News Clippings
1963-1965
8 7-9
Peace Corps Notecards, Speeches and Observation Notes
8 10
Addresses by Sargent Shriver
1964-1965
8 11
Peace Corps Assessment and Evaluation Information
8 12
Iran Project, Peace Corps to Iran
1962
8 13
Iran Project, Biographies of Peace Corps Trainees
1962
8 14-15
Iran Project, Peace Corps Training Program Syllabus
1962
8 16-17
Peace Corps Columbia 14 Training Program Syllabus
1963
8 18
Peace Corps Columbia 14 Training Program Biographical Sketches
1963
8 19
Pamphlets, Peace Corps
8 20
VISTA Personnel
8 21
VISTA Training and Organization
8 22
"Comments RE: Vista Training Program, Syracuse University"
Summer 1965
8 23
Summary of Program Capability
1967-1968
8 24-25
A Proposal for A Preparation Program For VISTA
1965
8 26
VISTA Brochures, Pamphlets, and Notes
8 27
The VISTA Volunteer, Vol. I, No. 1965
1965
8 28
VISTA Newsletter No. 1
1967
8 29
Half a Century of Friendship Between Iran and Utah
1962
8 30
"The Art and Science of Helping," Alan Keith-Lucas
1963
8 31
Public Law 88-452. An Act to Mobilize the Human and Financial Resources of the Nation to Combat Poverty in the United States
1964
8 32
"Unmanned Sectors in the War Against Poverty," R. Kent Fielding
1965
8 33
"Field Education in West Heights: Equipping a Deprived Community to Help Itself," Carla Eugster
1964
8 34
The Monte Vista Story: An Evaluation Report on the Monte Vista Project
1965
8 35
"A One-Sided Picture of High School History Teaching"
1965
8 36
"Counting the Poor: Another Look at the Poverty Profile," Millie Orshansky
1965
8 37
"Remarks by Howard Higman Before the Interim Committee on Education"
1965
University of Utah, Shoshone-Bannock Consultant
Box Folder
9 1
"Principles of Administration," and "To Beginners in the Teaching Profession"
9 2
University of Utah, Department of History
Contains notes and class lists.
9 3
History 8
1960
9 4
History 170
1984
9 5
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
9 6
Sho-Ban News
1984
9 7-11
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Annual Report
1983-1984
Box
10
Tenure Files, University of Utah Department of History
ACCESS TO THIS MATERIAL REQUIRES PERMISSION OF THE MANUSCRIPTS DIVISION HEAD.
Union Pacific Research, Anschutz v. Union Pacific, Correspondence and Legal Documents
Box Folder
11 1-4
Correspondence
1978-1984
11 5
"Memorandum: The causes of action which the Anschutz Land and Livestock Company may have against the Union Pacific Railroad with regard to their oil and gas rights"
1977
11 6
Anschutz v. Union Pacific, Complaint
1977
11 7
Anschutz vs. Union Pacific, "Memorandum in Support of Motion For Order Compelling Production of Documents"
1978
11 8
Thousand Peaks Ranches vs. Union Pacific, "Complaint: An action to quiet title to the oil, gas and associated liquid hydrocarbons within and underlying certain real property located in Uinta County, State of Wyoming"
1979
11 9
Anschutz vs. Union Pacific Affidavit of Robert M. Moss
1979
11 10
Anschutz vs. Union Pacific Affidavit of John J. Stevens
1979
11 11
January '80 Motion For Summary Judgment and Reply, Correspondence
11 12-13
January '80 Motion For Summary Judgment and Reply, Memorandum in Support of Motion
11 14-16
January '80 Motion For Summary Judgment and Reply, Congressional Globe, 37th Congress, 2nd Session
Contains historical documents used to support the Memorandum in folders 12-13.
1962
11 17-23
Anschutz vs. Union Pacific Index to Document Series
This document was prepared by the law firm representing Anschutz Land and Livestock Company, and does not refer to documents in this collection, although a few documents listed here are in the collection.
11 24-25
Anschutz Exhibit List
Contains a fragmentary index to the exhibits introduced in the case, with a summary of relevant information in selected historical documents.
Union Pacific Research, Related Cases
Box Folder
12 1
Railway Company vs. Prescott
1872
12 2
Railway Company vs. Union Pacific Transcript of Record
1874
12 3-6
Platt vs. Union Pacific Transcript of Record
1878
12 7
Platt vs. Union Pacific Supplemental Brief for the Defendants
1878
12 8-12
Report of Special Master on Union Pacific Foreclosure
Documents related to Dexter & Ames vs. Union Pacific, filed in United States Circuit Court, District of Nebraska, 1897
12 13
Barden vs. Northern Pacific Railroad
1893
12 14
Burke vs. Southern Pacific Railroad
1913
12 15
"Fifty Year Abstracts in Utah--Recommendations on Marketable Title Legislation," Robert W. Swenson
1958
12 16-20
Radke vs. Union Pacific Brief of Plaintiffs
1959
12 21
Amoco vs. Guild Trust Judgment and Memorandum Opinion
1978
Union Pacific Research, Documents
Box Folder
13 1-3
Anschutz, Contracts and Deeds
Photocopies and notes pertaining to deeds granted by Union Pacific on lands adjacent to railroad right of ways.
13 4
Contracts and Deeds
13 5
Map of Union Pacific Railroad Showing Oil and Gas Fields
1951
13 6-10
Union Pacific Railroad Corporation Annual Report
1975-1979
13 11
Decisions Relating to Public Lands
13 12-16
United States Statutes At Large
1864-1891
13 17
Records Group No. 49, Letters Sent
Summaries and photocopies of documents from the United States National Archives which originated in the Bureau of Land Management and its predecessor, the Government Land Office.
13 18-19
Pacific Railroad Commission of 1887
Photocopies of commission proceedings in the Congressional Record.
1887
13 20-25
Interior Department and Railroad Grants
Contains documents relating to the 1972 attempt by land reform coalitions to force the Southern Pacific Transportation Company to make available for purchase lands granted to them in the nineteenth century for the purpose of railroad construction.
13 26
Union Pacific Mortgage Deed of Trust
1867
Union Pacific Research, Documents Related to Land Grants
Box Folder
14 1
Research Outline, Ownership of the Mineral Rights in the Public Lands Granted for the Construction of the Union Pacific Railroad
1978
14 2-4
Documents Related to Union Pacific Railroad Land Grants, Abstracts, Series 1-4
14 5-7
Series 1, U. S. Statutes at Large
1850-1951
14 8
Series 1, U. S. Statutes at Large
1866
14 9
13 Statutes at Large 356, Union Pacific Act
1864
14 10-11
U. S. Statutes at Large, Not Too Relevant
14 12
Series 2, American State Papers
1860-1861
14 13
American State Papers, Unused
14 14-16
Series 3, Serial Set of Congressional Documents
1842-1856
14 17-20
Serial Set of Congressional Documents, Unused
1827-1857
14 21-22
Series 4, Documents From Bancroft Library
1860-1880
15 1-6
Series 5, Serial Set of Congressional Documents
1858-1879
15 7
Serial Set of Congressional Documents, Unused
1857-1879
15 8-12
Series 6, Serial Set of Congressional Documents
1880-1888
15 13-15
Serial Set of Congressional Documents, Unused
1879-1887
15 16-17
Series 7, Newspaper Material
1871, 1903
15 18-21
Series 8, Serial Set of Congressional Documents
1889-1897
16 1-14
Serial Set of Congressional Documents, Unused
1889-1897
16 5-13
Series 9, Serial Set of Congressional Documents
1898-1915
16 14-15
Serial Set of Congressional Documents, Unused
1898-1915
16 16
Series 10, Selected Articles of Incorporation, Utah Oil Companies
16 17
Series 11, Documents From Utah State Historical Society
16 18
Utah State Archives, Oil Corporations, Unused
17 1-7
Series 12, Documents from Marriott Library, University of Utah
17 8
Documents from Marriott Library, Western Americana, Unused
17 9-12
Series 13, Documents from LDS Church Archives
17 13-17
Series 14, Land Documents from Summit County, Utah, Courthouse Records
1875-1910
17 18
Land Records, Summit County, Utah
Union Pacific Research, Congress
1862-1896
Box Folder
18 1-7
Pacific Railroad Act
1862
18 8
Homestead Act
1862
18 9-13
Union Pacific Act
1864
18 14
39th Congress, 1st Session
1866
18 15
Regulating Charges
1867-1868
18 16
Attempt to Fix Joining Point and Investigate Fraud
1869
18 17
Attempt to Secure Good Construction
1869
18 18-19
Credit Mobilier
1873
18 20
43rd Congress, 2nd Session
1874
18 21-23
Sinking Fund
1876-1884
18 24
Payment for Survey
1884
18 25-26
49th Congress, 1st Session
1886
18 27
House Resolution 170
1887
18 28
51st Congress, 2nd Session
1891
18 29
53rd Congress, Third Session
1895
18 30
Foreclosure
1896
18 31
54th Congress, 1st Session
1896
Union Pacific Research, Articles
Box Folder
19 1
Union Pacific, Legal Features of the Central Pacific Case as Affecting Intermountain Development
19 2
Beard, Henry, "The Railways and the U. S. Land Office"
1883
19 3
Helena Daily Herald, "Mineral Lands in Montana"
1888
19 4
Union Pacific, Wyoming: A Complete and Comprehensive Description of the Agriculture, Stock Raising, and Mineral Resources
1893
19 5
Union Pacific, A Complete and Comprehensive Description of the Agricultural, Stock Raising and Mineral Resources of Wyoming
1899
19 6
Union Pacific, Utah: Complete and Comprehensive Description of Agriculture, Mineral Resources, Manufacturing and Stock Raising
1904
19 7
William E. Colby, "New Public Land Policy With Special Reference to Oil Lands"
1915
19 8
W. W. Baldwin, "Railroad Land Grants: Their History, Their Value and Their Cost"
1920
19 9
Burdett A. Rich and M. Blair Wales, "Severance of Title or Rights to Oil and Gas in Place From Title to Surface"
1924
19 10
John Ise, United States Oil Policy
1926
19 11
James B. Hedges, "Promotion of Immigration to the Pacific Northwest by the Railroads"
1928
19 12-13
Hsien-Jo Huang Jr., State Taxation of Railways in the United States
1928
19 14
Charles G. Hagland, "The Naval Reserves"
1932
19 15
Paul W. Gates, "Homestead Law in an Incongruous Land System"
1936
19 16
John B. Rae, "Commissioner Sparks and the Railroad Land Grants"
1938
19 17
Charles Paules, "Union Pacific Railroad Company: Promoter of Western Settlement"
1939
19 18
Roy M. Robbins, "Public Domain in Era of Exploitation"
1939
19 19
Union Pacific, History of the Union Pacific Coal Mines
1941
19 20
Henry, Robert S., "The Railroad Land Grant Legend in American History Texts"
1945
19 21
Robert S. Henry, "Notes and Documents, Comments"
1945
19 22
David M. Ellis, "Forfeiture of Railroad Land Grants, 1867-1894"
1946
19 23
Charles Morgan, "Notes and Documents"
1946
19 24
John D. Galloway, "First Transcontinental Railroad"
1950
19 25
William S. Greever, "Two Arizona Forest Lieu Land Exchanges"
1950
19 26
Lewis E. Hoffman, Oil Lands and the Public Domain
1951
19 27
Paul W. Gates, "Railroad Land-Grant Legend"
1954
19 28
Harold S. Bloomenthal, "Multiple Mineral Development on the Public Domain"
1955
19 29
Robert W. Swenson, "Railroad Land Grants: Chapter in Public Land Law," and "Marketable Title Acts"
1958
19 30
Leslie E. Decker, "Railroads and the Land Office: Administrative Policy and the Land Patent Controversy"
1959
19 31
Robert William Fogel, Union Pacific Railroad: Case in Premature Enterprise
1960
19 32
Wallace D. Farnham, "Pacific Railroad Act of 1862"
1962
19 33
Wesley S. Griswold, Work of Giants: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
1962
20 1
Leslie E. Decker, Railroads, Lands and Politics: Taxation of the Railroad Land Grants, 1864-1897
1964
20 2
Lesley M. Heathcote, "Montana Arid Land Grant Commission 1895-1903"
1964
20 3
James McCague, Moguls and Iron Men
1964
20 4-5
Christian O. Basler, "O and C Lands"
1965
20 6
Thomas A. Clinch, Northern Pacific Railroad and Montana's Mineral Lands
1965
20 7
Grenville M. Dodge, How We Built the Union Pacific Railway
1966
20 8
Paul Gates, Fifty Million Acres
1966
20 9
Robert M. Sutton, "Origins of American Land-Grant Railroad Rates"
1966
20 10
Stuart Daggett, Railroad Reorganization
1967
20 11
Ross R. Cotroneo, "Northern Pacific's Western Land"
1968
20 12
Paul W. Gates, History of Public Land Law Development
1968
20 13
Barry B. Combs, "Union Pacific Railroad and Early Settlement of Nebraska"
1969
20 14
Robert W. Howard, Great Iron Trail
1969
20 15
Hutchinson, "Southern Pacific: Myth and Reality"
1969
20 16
Lloyd J. Mercer, "Land Grants to American Railroads: Social Cost or Social Benefit?"
1969
20 17-18
David F. Myrick, "Land Grants: Aids and Benefits to the Government and Railroads and to the Southern Pacific Company"
1969
20 19
Ross R. Cotroneo, "Colonization of the Northern Pacific Land Grant, 1900-1920"
1970
20 20
Lloyd J. Mercer, "Rates of Return for Land-Grant Railroads: The Central Pacific System"
1970
20 21
Stanley L. Engerman, "Some Economic Issues Relating to Railroad Subsidies and the Evaluation of Land Grants"
1972
20 22
Lloyd J. Mercer, "Taxpayers or Investors: Who Paid for the Land-Grant Railroads?"
1972
20 23
Rex C. Myers, "Montana: State and its Relationship With Railroads"
1972
20 24
Ross R. Cotroneo, "Reserving the Subsurface: The Mineral Lands Policy of the Northern Pacific Railway"
1973
20 25
Heywood Fleisig, "Union Pacific Railroad and the Railroad Land Grant Controversy"
1973
20 26
John L. Hamsberger, "Land Speculation, Promotion, and Failure"
1973
20 27
David E. Miller, The Golden Spike
1973
20 28
David Dale Daniels, "Railroad Industrial Development"
1974
20 29
Paul W. Gates, "Public Lands Research"
1974
20 30
Lloyd J. Mercer, "Building Ahead of Demand: Some Evidence for the Land Grant Railroads"
1974
20 31
Heywood Fleisig, "Central Pacific Railroad and the Railroad Land Grants Controversy"
1975
20 32
H. C. Miner, "Stereotyping and the Pacific Railway Issue, 1845-65"
1975
20 33
John Horace Churchman, "Federal Regulation of Railroad Rates, 1800-1898"
1976
20 34
Paul A. Mogren, "United States Bureau of Land Management, Conservationist or Preservationist? A Bibliographic Essay"
1978
20 35
John G. Rice, "Effect of Land Alienation on Settlement"
1978
20 36-37
John B. Rae, Development of Railway Land Subsidy Policy in the United States
1979

III:  General WritingsReturn to Top

The documents in this section give a general overview of Madsen's interests as a writer. While material pertaining to individual books (written mainly in the 1980s) follows this section, the documents found in boxes 21 through 26 span a period of over five decades, from a student paper on the Snake River valley written in 1942 to a retrospective look at the writing of history published in 1995. Boxes 21 and 22 contain drafts, manuscripts and published copies of various articles written by Madsen from 1947 to 1995. Articles which relate more closely to a published book are filed with the material on that book in other sections of the collection. Box 23 contains documents relative to Madsen's affiliation with the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) from 1991 to 1995. In addition to correspondence, pamphlets and newsletters, this box contains documents relative to Madsen's attempt to win official status for the Montana Trail. Madsen's speech on the Montana Trail, prepared for the 12th annual OCTA convention in 1994, was published in the Overland Journal the following year. Boxes 24 through 26 contain reviews of books and articles produced by Madsen between 1956 and 1996. These files typically contain notes, handwritten drafts or typescripts of the reviews. In cases where Madsen kept a copy of the article, this has been filed with his review. Box 24 contains reviews on topics related to the history of the Intermountain West and works being considered for publication in the Tanner Trust Fund series. Boxes 25 and 26 contain Madsen's files on recent books relative to the history and theology of the LDS Church.

Container(s) Description Dates
Articles, Speeches, and Papers
Box Folder
21 1
"The Shoshoni Indians of Utah"
Typescript of a student paper.
21 2
"Non-Fraternization in Germany"
1947
21 3
Notes for Britannica Book of the Year articles
1956-1959
21 4
"Improving the Teaching of American History, An Imperative"
1961
21 5
"Campus Versus Counting House"
1963
21 6
Shoshoni-Bannock Marauders on the Oregon Trail, 1859-1863" in Utah Historical Quarterly
1967
21 7
Tawacin
This magazine contains a Polish translation of the Madsen article found in folder 6 (pg. 18). The magazine also contains photographs of the annual meeting of the Polish-American Indian Friendship Association.
1996
21 8
"Diamond R Rolls Out" (with Betty M. Madsen) in Montana: Magazine of Western History
1971
21 9
"Northwestern Shoshoni in Cache Valley" in Cache Valley: Essays on Her Past and People
1976
21 10
"Baseball Champions of Utah Territory"
1977
21 11
"North From Utah"
1981
21 12
"Bird Life of Great Salt Lake" in Beehive History
1983
21 13-14
"Use of Early Western Newspapers in Historical Research," Rough Draft and Typescript
21 15
"Use of Newspapers in Historical Research," in Utah Newspapers, Traces of Her Past
1984
21 16
"Use of Early Western Newspapers in Historical Research," in OCLC Newsletter
1989
21 17
"Grasshoppers"
21 18
"One Man's Meat is Another Man's Poison: Revisionist View of the Seagull 'Miracle,'" (with David B. Madsen) in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly
1987
21 19
"Foreword," Missionary to the Mountain West: Reminiscences of Episcopal Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle, 1866-1886
1987
21 20
"Washakie Settlement of Northwestern Shoshoni"
This brief paper was written in response to a student inquiry.
1987
21 21
"Bannack City, Montana"
1862-1865
22 1
"Teaching and the Real World"
Address to the Aztec Club.
1987
22 2
"Gentile Life in Territorial Utah," Proposal
1988
22 3-11
"Gentile Life in Territorial Utah," Source Documents
1851-1896
22 12
Articles, Utah History Encyclopedia Project, Rough Draft
22 13
Articles, Utah History Encyclopedia Project
Contains articles on the Bear River Massacre, Albert Carrington, P. E. Connor, the city of Corinne, John Gunnison, Edward Steptoe, and the Northwestern Shoshone.
1993
22 14
"The Craft of History," Outline
22 15
"The Craft of History: Personal View" Typescript
1991
22 16
"The Craft of History: Personal View" Revisions
22 17
The Craft of History: Personal View
1995
Oregon-California Trails Association and Montana Trail
1991-1995
Box Folder
23 1-2
Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) Correspondence
1992-1995
23 3
Overland Journal
1991
23 4
OCTA-Utah Crossroads Membership Rosters
1991-1995
23 5
OCTA Newsletter, News From The Plains
1993
23 6
OCTA at the Crossroads, 12th Annual Convention
1994
23 7
Roy Webb Introductions, 12th Annual OCTA Conference
23 8
OCTA Catalog
1994
23 9
OCTA Membership Roster
1994
23 10
OCTA-Utah Crossroads Newsletter, Crossroads
1995
23 11
The Montana Trail, Documents
23 12
Diaries of Travel Along the Montana Trail, Diary No. 1, David J. Bailey
23 13
Diaries of Travel Along the Montana Trail, Diary No. 2, Lucia Darling (Mrs. Park); Diary No. 7, Harriet F. Sanders
23 14
Diaries of Travel Along the Montana Trail, Diary No. 3, Katherine Dunlap
23 15
Diaries of Travel Along the Montana Trail, Diary No. 4, S. I. Goshill
23 16
Diaries of Travel Along the Montana Trail, Diary No. 5, Emily R. Meredith
23 17
Diaries of Travel Along the Montana Trail, Diary No. 6, F. E. W. Patten
23 18
Diaries of Travel Along the Montana Trail, Diary No. 8, Joseph T. Walker
23 19-20
The Montana Trail: Salt Lake City-Corinne to Fort Benton, 1862-1882," Rough Draft
This draft was the basis for Madsen's OCTA speech in 1994.
1883
23 21-22
"The Montana Trail: Salt Lake City-Corinne to Fort Benton, 1862-1882" Submitted to Overland Journal
1995
23 23-24
"The Montana Trail: Salt Lake City-Corinne to Fort Benton"
Revised manuscript.
1862-1882
23 25
"The Montana Trail: Salt Lake City-Corinne to Fort Benton"
Typescript, 1995
1862-1882
23 26
"The Montana Trail: Salt Lake City-Corinne to Fort Benton, 1862-1882," in Overland Journal
1995
Book Reviews
Box Folder
24 1
Review of Mormon's Book: Book of Mormon in Simple Modern English, Lynn M. Anderson
24 2
Donald K. Grayson Review of "Donner Party Deaths: Demographic Assessment"
24 3
Michael D. Kaplan, Review of David Frakes Day: Sage of Smelter City
24 4
Mae Parry Review of "Mormon Shoshone Indian Colony at Washakie, Utah"
24 5
Review of "Greater Utah Before the Mormons"
Folder also contains an Everett Cooley review of the manuscript.
24 6
Review of Mules vs. Horses: Testimony From Explorers, Mountain Men, and Pioneers of the American West
24 7
Joel E. Ricks and Everett L. Cooley Review of History of a Valley: Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho
1956
24 8
Jack D. Forbes, Review of Warriors of the Colorado
1965
24 9
Gae Whitney Canfield, Review of Sarah Winnemucca of the Northern Paiutes
1983
24 10
Gary Wright Review of People of the High Country, Cliff McAdams, Grand Teton National Park, Lemuel Garrison Making of a Ranger, and Chronicles of Colorado
1983-1984
24 11
J. Kenneth Davis Review of Mormon Gold: Story of California Mormon Argonauts
1984
24 12
Gary Bergera and Ronald Priddis Review of Brigham Young University: A House of Faith
1985
24 13
James P. Ronda Review of Lewis and Clark Among the Indians
1985
24 14
Richard S. Van Wagoner Review of Mormon Polygamy: A History
1986
24 15
Review of "Western Trails: Historic Sites and Markers Along Mormon Trails, New York to California, 1831-69"
1986
24 16
Stanley B. Kimball, "Western Trails: Historic Sites and Markers Along Mormon Trails New York to California, 1831-69"
1986
24 17
Review of "Collett, Collier and the Indians of the Owens Valley"
1987
24 18
"Collett, Collier and the Indians of the Owens Valley"
1987
24 19
Review of "Formation of the Reno-Sparks Tribal Council"
1987
24 20
Review of "Formation of the Reno-Sparks Tribal Council, 1934-1939"
1987
24 21
Review of "Horseshoe Economics"
1987
24 22
"Horseshoe Economics: To Shoe or Not to Shoe, That is the Issue"
1987
24 23
Review of "Archaeology of the Donner Party Tragedy"
1987
24 24
"Archaeology of the Donner Party Tragedy"
1987
24 25
Review of "Tail of the Elephant"
1987
24 26-27
"Tail of the Elephant: Indians in Emigrant Diaries, 1844-1862"
1987
24 28
Review of "Matter of Faith"
1987
24 29
"Matter of Faith: Study of the Muddy Mission"
1987
24 30
Davis Bitton and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher Review Notes, New Views of Mormon History: Essays in Honor of Leonard J. Arrington
1987
24 31
Martin S. Kenzer Review of Carl O. Sauer: Tribute
1987
24 32
Review of Exploration of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Howard Stansbury
Contains Madsen's review, published in the Utah Historical Quarterly, of the 1988 reprint of Stansbury's nineteenth-century report.
24 33
Review of Recreating Utopia in the Desert: A Sectarian Response to Modern Mormonism
1986
24 34
Lowell M. Durham Review of Abravanel!
1989
24 35
Review of "Mormon Battalion"
1989
24 36
James F. Varley Review of Brigham and the Brigadier
1989
24 37
Ruth E. Mather Review of Gold Camp Desperadoes: Violence, Crime and Punishment on the Mining Frontier
1990
24 38
Roald F. Campbell Review of Pedagogical leadership at the University of Utah
Published as Nine Lives: Leadership and the University of Utah's School of Education, 1869-1988, 1990
24 39
Review of "The Mormon-Carson Trail in Western History"
1990
24 40
Thomas A. Rumer Review of Wagon Trains of '44 and This Emigrating Company
1990
24 41
Review of "The 1863 Diary of William C. Staines"
This folder contains a summary and review of the Staines diary, with a recommendation for publication.
1991
24 42
Anna Jean Backus Review of "Bishop Philip Klingensmith: Mountain Meadows Witness"
Published as Mountain Meadows Witness: Life and Times of Bishop Philip Klingensmith, 1995.
1991
24 43
R. M. Rylatt Review of "Leaves From My Diary"
Published as Surveying the Canadian Pacific
1991
24 44
David M. Delo Review of Peddlers and Post Traders: Army Sutler on the Frontier
1992
24 45
Edith Haroldsen Lovell Review of Bonneville
Published as Benjamin Bonneville: Soldier of the American Frontier.
1992
24 46
Will Bagley and Harold Schindler Review of West from Fort Bridger: Pioneering of the Immigrant Trails Across Utah, 1846-1850
1993
24 47
Donald Godfrey and Brigham Y. Card Review of Diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Canadian Years, 1886-1903
1993
24 48
Notes, Review of Utter Disaster on the Oregon Trail
1993
24 49
Steven Crum Draft, Review of Road on Which We Came: History of the Western Shoshone
1994
24 50
Steven J. Crum Review of Road on Which We Came, and Donald H. Shannon Utter Disaster on the Oregon Trail
1993-1994
24 51
Carlos A. Schwantes Review of Encounters with a Distant Land: Exploration and the Great Northwest
1994
25 1-2
D. Michael Quinn Review of Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power
1994
25 3-8
D. Michael Quinn, "Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power"
1994
25 19-20
Review Notes, "Book of Mormon as Autobiography"
25 21
Robert D. Anderson Review of "Book of Mormon as Autobiography"
1991
25 22
Correspondence, "Book of Mormon as Autobiography"
1991-1992
25 23
"Book of Mormon as Autobiography," Correlation Chart
25 24-30
Robert D. Anderson, "Book of Mormon as Autobiography"
Contains the manuscript copy sent to Madsen to review; this manuscript is incomplete.
1991
26 1-7
Robert D. Anderson "Book of Mormon as Autobiography"
Continuation of the manuscript copy sent to Madsen to review.
1991
26 8-9
"Book of Mormon as Autobiography," Revisions
Contains rewrite of portions of the manuscript according to Madsen's review comments.
26 10
Robert D. Anderson, "Plight of the Mormon Rationalist"
Contains a copy of the manuscript submitted to Dialogue; Pencil notations are Madsen's.
1996
26 11
Miscellaneous Review Notes
Penciled notes on unidentified works.

IV:  The Bannock of IdahoReturn to Top

Madsen's first book, The Bannock of Idaho (Caxton Printers, 1958), was written in the summer of 1948 as a Ph.D. dissertation. The correspondence associated with this manuscript, ranging from inquiries about research possibilities in the late 1940s to letters related to publication of a paperback edition in the mid-1990s, is in box 27. Very little of Madsen's early research remains, although folders 10-12 contain research notes for his M. A. thesis. Preliminary school papers on related topics and a typescript of Madsen's dissertation follow the correspondence. Madsen revised the manuscript and submitted it to Caxton Printers in the mid-1950s. Two drafts, located in boxes 28 and 29, are dated 1955, with portions of the manuscript labeled "editorial draft" dating from 1958. Reviews of the book can be found in box 29, folder 21. A draft of Madsen's introduction to the 1997 edition is located in box 28, folder 22. The original dissertation rough draft and a revised preliminary version of this manuscript, donated as this register was being finalized, can be found in boxes 130 and 131.

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence, Research, and Dissertation
Box Folder
27 1-3
Correspondence
The bulk of this correspondence is concerned with research for the original manuscript and the book's initial publication by Caxton Printers.
1947-1996
27 4
"Indians of the Snake River Valley", Dr. Bolton's Seminar
Study placing the Indians in linguistic and ethnographic context.
1942
27 5
"Geography of the Snake River Valley"
27 6-7
"Bannock Customs and Culture"
Contains a rough draft of the first chapter.
27 8
"Seminar Report for History 298"
An early version of the thesis proposal submitted to Lawrence Kinnaird.
1947
27 9
"Bannock in Western History"
Contains both rough draft and finished copy of Madsen's thesis proposal.
27 10-12
"Bannock Indians in Northwest History," Research Notes
27 13
Robert L. Wrigley Jr., "Early History of Pocatello, Idaho"
1943
27 14-24
"Bannock Indians in Northwest History, 1805-1900"
Contains a typescript of Madsen's Ph.D. dissertation.
1948
27 25
"Bannock Indians in Northwest History, 1805-1900," Dissertation Summary
1948
Manuscripts and Reviews
Box Folder
28 1-20
Draft
1955
28 11-18
Editorial Draft
29 1-4
Editorial Draft
Contains a continuation of the manuscript in box 28.
29 5
Selected Galley Proofs
29 6-20
Page Proofs
1958
29 21
Reviews
1958
29 22
Introduction to the 1996 Edition
1996

V:  Letters of Long AgoReturn to Top

Documents in this section pertain to Madsen's editorship of the Agnes Just Reid manuscript, Letters of Long Ago (University of Utah, Tanner Trust Fund, 1973), which reconstructed the life of Emma Thompson Just. Madsen's research was invaluable in legitimizing the Reid manuscript as a species of history, albeit an unusual one. The book was reviewed in such scholarly journals as the Pacific Historical Review, the Nevada Historical Quarterly, and the Journal of Arizona History, indicating general acceptance of Mrs. Reid's work as something more than fiction, although perhaps not quite history. Correspondence, biographical information, and a 1972 interview with the author are located first, followed by the research files associated with this manuscript. These files are limited to genealogical information on the Thompson and Just families and information needed to flesh out the Thompson family connection with the nineteenth-century Mormon splinter group known as the Morrisites.

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence, Research, Manuscript
Box Folder
30 1
Correspondence
1972-1973
30 2
Documents, Agnes Just Reid
30 3
"Interview with Agnes Just Reid of Firth, Idaho, Conducted by Brigham D. Madsen and Everett L. Cooley"
1972
30 4
Research Notes
30 5
Mark H. Forscutt, "Sketch of Joseph Morris"
Contains Madsen's notes on the Forscutt manuscript, which was purchased by the LDS Church Historian's Office in 1903.
30 6
"Burton Trial"
Contains photocopies of newspaper accounts of the trial.
1879
30 7
Maps
30 8
Rough Draft
30 9-10
Edited Typescript
30 11
Reviews

VI:  Lemhi: Sacajawea's People and The Northern ShoshoniReturn to Top

This section contains documents associated with The Lemhi and The Northern Shoshoni, published by Caxton Printers in 1979 and 1980, respectively. Madsen had been approached by the law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun and Barker who were representing the Shoshone-Bannock Indians of Fort Hall, Idaho, in a suit against the United States government. The firm needed an expert witness to provide historical background on the complicated relations between the diverse Shoshoni bands and the encroaching white settlers, whose interests were variously represented by the federal government, territorial governments, military governments, and the powerful quasi-government of the Mormon Church. Madsen's main interest in the project was writing a more comprehensive study of the Shoshone than had been possible within the limitations of his graduate work. It was necessary to follow one format for the history used by the Sho-Ban legal team and another for his proposed academic history of the Northern Shoshone. In addition, the publishers felt that the material on the Lemhi warranted preparation of a separate monograph, which was to be extracted from the larger history and published first. This editorial decision is documented in the correspondence found in box 31. Reviews for both books follow the correspondence.

Source documents associated with rewriting of the history of the Lemhi band are located in box 32, followed by manuscript drafts and publication material. The remainder of this section contains Madsen's files on the Northern Shoshone, which have been left in his original order. These files are arranged both topically and according to record series. Documents that originated in the Department of the Interior are in box 33. Box 34 contains documents relating to the management of various Indian reservations in the intermountain west in the nineteenth century. Documents related to twentieth-century reservation management and Indian self-government are located in box 35. Of special interest is box 38, which contains an exhaustive chronology on the Indian agents. Documents produced by the Sho-Ban legal team listing possible claims are found in box 39, folder 1.

This manuscript went through several revisions before publication. The editorial decision to produce two books is documented in box 31, folders 1-9, which contains correspondence relating to the research and publication of both books followed by post-publication reviews. Madsen's first draft, handwritten on yellow legal pads, can be found in box 39, followed by the first typescript in box 40. Box 41 contains a complete revision. The Lemhi material has been removed and an introduction by Merle Wells added. Boxes 42 and 43 contain revised manuscripts produced between 1975 and 1979. Revisions here are generally an attempt to cut the size of the manuscript by removing extraneous detail and repetitive phrases

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence and Reviews
Box Folder
31 1-9
Correspondence
The bulk of this correspondence consists of letters between Madsen and Caxton Printers concerning the editing and publication of these two volumes.
1972-1981
31 10
Lemhi, Reviews
31 11
Northern Shoshoni, Reviews
31 12
Catalogs, Caxton Printers
Lemhi: Sacajawea's People
Box Folder
32 1-8
Source Documents
Photocopied excerpts from secondary sources; primary sources in these files consist of selected reports and correspondence by Indian agents, and contemporary news articles.
1804-1898
32 9-11
Lemhi Indians, Fishing References
32 12-18
Rough Draft
32 19-22
Typescript
32 23
Photographs
Contains photocopies of photographs collected for use in publication. The photographs were placed in the Manuscripts Division's Multimedia Section (P0107).
32 24
Cover Art
Northern Shoshoni, Source Documents
Box Folder
33 1-4
Correspondence, Superintendent of Indian Affairs
1866-1869
33 5-6
Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs
1869-1900
33 7-12
Reports of the Secretary of the Interior, Indian Affairs
1902-1914
33 13-15
Excerpts, Reports on Indian Affairs
1867-1905
33 16
Office of Indian Affairs
Correspondence regarding movements of Lemhi Indians.
1887-1888
33 17
Documents, U.S. Senate
Reports concerning the Western Shoshone of Nevada.
1873-1943
33 18
Documents, U. S. House of Representatives
Reports concerning land claims in Nevada.
1881-1972
33 19
Documents, U. S. Congress
1872-1947
34 1-5
Correspondence, Western Shoshone
1910-1943
34 6
Western Shoshone Agency
Survey of the Western Shoshone Indian Reservation by the United States Army.
1883
34 7
Report on Inspection Trip, Western Shoshone Agency
Report to the Surgeon General.
1926
34 8-12
Western Shoshone Inspection Report
1934-1940
34 13
Correspondence, Fort Hall Indian Agency
Concerning subsistence on the reservation.
1874
34 14
Correspondence, Fort Hall Indian Agency
1877-1938
34 15
Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Michaud Project
34 16-17
"Salient Aspects of the Human Dependency and Economic Surveys, Ft. Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho"
1937-1938
34 18
George P. LaVatta Testimony
1969
34 19
"Grazing Progress Report, Ft. Hall Indian Reservation"
1934-1938
34 20
Fort Hall, Idaho
News clippings, meeting minutes, miscellaneous.
34 21
Annual Report of the Superintendent of the Yellowstone National Park
1880
34 22
Utah and Northern Railway vs. Willard Crawford
1880
34 23
Agreement with the Shoshone and Bannock Indians, and Related Correspondence
1881-1882
34 24
Agreement of 1882, Council Transcripts
1882
34 25
Indian Reservations in the State of Nevada
1899
34 26
Duck Valley Reservation
34 27
Duck Valley Irrigation Company, Investigation and Report
1899
34 28
Nevada, Report on Indians Taxed and Not Taxed
1890
34 29
Lemhi Agency
1901
34 30
Shoshone Indians et al. v. United States
1869-1874
34 31
Territory of Idaho 10th Legislature, Removal of Indians From Lemhi Reservation
1879
34 32
Bannock Indians, Shoshone Indians
34 33
Constitution and Bylaws for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho
1936
35 1
Ute, Pai-Ute, Go-Si Ute, and Shoshone Indians
35 2
Correspondence, Utah Superintendency
35 3
Records of Papers Received and Forwarded
Office of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
1869-1870
35 4
"Mormon Land Grab"
News clippings from the Salt Lake Tribune.
1877
35 5
Diary of Lt. A. G. Forse, 1st Cavalry
1878
35 6
Wheaton Diary
1878
35 7
J. B. Neil Correspondence
1881
35 8
Correspondence, Hiram Price and Joseph M. McCammon
1881
35 9
News Clippings, Blackfoot Register
35 10
News Clippings, Idaho Statesman
35 11
News Clippings, Pocatello Tribune
35 12
Notes, Contemporary Accounts
Contains quotes from newspapers, letters, and the Journal History.
35 13
Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, "Range Control Stipulations"
1931
35 14
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada: Corporate Charter and Constitution and Bylaws
1936
35 15
TE-MOAK Bands of the Western Shoshone, Corporate Charter, Constitutions and Bylaws
1938
35 16
Duckwater Shoshone Corporate Charter; Constitution and Bylaws
1940
35 17
Constitution and Bylaws, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Utah
1940
35 18
"Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs," Senate #1432
1940
35 19
"Hearing Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Indian Affairs," House of Representatives #622
1941
35 20
Utah Humanities Review
1947
35 21-23
Annals of Wyoming
1956
35 24
General Description of Exhibit
Brief descriptions of documents compiled by Madsen for use by the law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun and Barker, legal representatives for the Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock tribes.
1973
35 25
Fort Sill Apache Tribe, Chiricahua Apache Tribe, Warm Springs Apache Band and Chiricahua Apache Band v. United States of America
1974
35 26
Correspondence
Correspondence between various governmental offices regarding reservation management.
1868-1902
35 27
Documents
Contains photocopies of tables, land records, correspondence, census records, treaties, and selected items from the Idaho State Historical Society reference series. Also contains a document entitled "Exhibit 'A'," which concerns work contracted on the Fort Hall reservation in the 1930s.
36
Index Cards A-V
This box contains 3" x 5" cards used to prepare the index for The Northern Shoshoni.
37
Index Cards W-Z and Bibliography
This box contains 3" x 5" and 5" x 8" index cards used to prepare the index and bibliography for The Northern Shoshoni.
38
Northern Shoshoni, Chronology
This box contains 5" x 8" slips of paper with quotes from various primary sources arranged chronologically from 1847 to 1971. The majority of the information relates to the conduct of Indian Agents for the Shoshone and Bannock tribes.
Manuscript
Box
39
Notes and Rough Draft
Folder
40 1-2
Notes, Tables, and Maps
40 3
Preface; Homelands and Subsistence Areas; Fur Traders and Emigrants
40 4
Oregon and Washington Superintendencies, Utah Superintendency; Eastern Shoshone Neighbors; Northwestern Shoshoni
1850-1862
40 5
Bear River Massacre and the Doty Treaties, Northwestern Shoshoni, Idaho Superintendency
1863-1868
40 6
Idaho Superintendency, Establishment of Fort Hall Reservation
1867
40 7
Assembling at Fort Hall, Lemhi
Before 1870
40 8
Narrative History of Fort Hall Reservation
1869-1914
40 9
Subsistence and Annuities at Fort Hall
40 10
Grazing and the Stock Industry on Fort Hall Reservation
40 11-12
Farming at Fort Hall
1869-1880
40 13-14
Irrigation at Fort Hall
40 15
Mining on Fort Hall Reservation, Rights of Way on Fort Hall Reservation
40 16
Timber Removal on Fort Hall Reservation, Northwestern Shoshoni, Northwestern Shoshoni at Washakie
1869-1883
40 17-18
Lemhi Indians, Decade of Wandering
1870-1880
40 19-20
Lemhi Indians, Reservation Period
1881-1907
40 21-22
Appendices
Revision Draft and Correspondence
The manuscript in this subseries contains major revisions. Some chapters have more than one complete version.
Box Folder
41 1
Table of Contents, Preface
41 2
Shoshoni Homeland
41 3
Utah Neighbors
41 4
A Reservation at Fort Hall
41 5
Buffalo and Government Beef
41 6
Feeding Indian Farmers
41 7
Wanderers Along the Border
41 8
Negotiating With Washington
41 9
Home on the Reservation
41 10
Water on the Land
41 11
Ditches and Dams
41 12
From Gold to Phosphates
41 13
Schools and the Old Ways
41 14
Medicine Men Old and New
41 15
White Sheriffs and Indian Police
41 16
Our Little Land
41 17
Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography
41 18-19
Photographs
Contains photocopies of photographs collected for use in publication. Photographs located in the Manuscript Division's Multimedia Section (P0107).
41 20-21
Correspondence
Correspondence related to the introduction written by Madsen's friend and fellow Berkeley alumnus, Merle W. Wells.
1975-1976
41 22-23
Introduction
41 24
Miscellaneous
42
Revision Draft
This manuscript is essentially the same as the draft in box 41. Some changes were made in chapter order and Madsen added some information on the Camus Prairie War, which is located in folder 6.
1975/1976
43
Bound Draft, and Typescript
1976, 1979

VII:  North to Montana! Jehus, Bullwhackers and Mule Skinners on the Montana TrailReturn to Top

North to Montana! (University of Utah Press, 1980), a history of freighting between Salt Lake City and Fort Benton, Montana, was a collaboration with Betty Madsen. Most of the research was compiled by Betty from sources in the Library of Congress and the National Archives in the mid-1960s while the Madsens were living in the Washington, D. C. area. There are virtually no research files associated with this manuscript, except for the scattered remnants found in box 44, folders 1-5 and in the 1997 addendum, box 132. Some research material may be interfiled with the other 1980 books produced by Madsen. North to Montana! was written over a period of years, beginning in the Autumn of 1965. The Madsens published a preliminary article in the Utah Historical Quarterly in 1971 which is located in box 44, folder 6. An early typescript of this manuscript is located in boxes 44 and 45, followed by chapter revisions. There is no final version of this book in the collection, although an incomplete rough draft and some chapter revisions are located in boxes 132 and 133. Correspondence associated with publication and reviews are located in box 48, folders 10-11.

Container(s) Description Dates
Source Documents and Intermediate Draft
The manuscript in boxes 44 and 45 through folder 9 is a typed draft with Brigham Madsen's handwritten insertions. Dated 1975, this draft is essentially what was submitted to the University of Utah Press.
Box Folder
44 1-2
Source Documents
44 3
Kate B. Carter, Trails & Pioneer Freighters Who Followed Them
44 4-5
Notes, Deseret News
44 6-7
Freighting Documents
44 8
Brigham D. and Betty M. Madsen "Diamond R Rolls Out," Montana: Magazine of Western History
1971
44 9-11
Rough Draft, Footnotes
44 12
Preface
44 13
Trail to Beaverhead
44 14
Gold Seekers Throng the Road
44 15
Bullwhackers and Muleskinners
44 16
Freighting Supplies to the Gold Mines
44 17
Early Stage Lines
44 18
When Jehus Ruled The Road
44 19
The High Cost of Tolls
44 20
Competition from Other Routes
44 21
Corinne, Gateway to Montana
Manuscript Draft and Chapter Revisions
The chapter revisions for this manuscript begin with folder 10. Some chapters have as many as three versions. The notes for this version of the manuscript appear to be written by both University Press editor Peggy Lee and Betty Madsen.
Box Folder
45 1
Staging North from the Railroad
45 2
Riding the Stage to Montana
45 3
Diamond R Rolls Out
45 4
Threat of the Narrow Gage
45 5
Corinne and Franklin Rivalry
45 6
Advance of the Terminus
45 7
Hanging Up the Reins
45 8
Appendices
45 9
Bibliography
45 10
Preface, Introduction
45 11-13
Trail to Beaverhead
45 14-17
Gold Seekers Throng the Road
45 18-21
Bullwhackers and Muleskinners
46 1-5
Freighting Supplies to the Gold Mines
46 6-8
Early Stage Lines
46 9-11
When Jehus Ruled the Road
46 12-14
High Cost of Tolls
46 15-18
Competition from Other Routes, Rivalry from the Missouri River Trade
46 19-22
Corinne
47 1-5
Staging North
47 6-7
Riding the Stage to Montana
47 8-10
Diamond R Rolls Out
47 11-12
Threat of the Narrow Gage
47 13
Corinne-Franklin Rivalry
47 14
Advance of the Terminus
47 15-17
Hanging Up the Reins
47 19
Appendices
47 20-21
Footnotes
Publication Material, Reviews, and Correspondence
Box Folder
48 1-5
Bibliography
48 6
Editorial Comments, Corrections
48 7-9
Publication Material
Contains material on advertising, final revisions, maps and photograph captions.
48 10
Correspondence
1975-1981
48 11
Reviews

VIII:  Corinne: Gentile Capital of UtahReturn to Top

This section contains research material for Corinne: Gentile Capital of Utah (Utah State Historical Society, 1980), a monograph of the frontier community whose manufactured hysterics Madsen credited with hastening the destruction of the Northwest Shoshone. In addition to its role in bringing about the Bear River Massacre, Corinne had figured prominently in the Madsens' account of freighting along the Montana Trail. Described by one reviewer as "a study of nineteenth-century Gentile-Mormon relations in microcosm," this book marked the beginning of Madsen's exploration of the interplay between regional events and national trends. Research material in this section includes letters, published congressional debates, published and unpublished articles and papers, and photocopies of nineteenth-century newspaper stories. Secondary sources, located in boxes 49 and 50, are organized alphabetically by author. The chronological files in boxes 50-53 contain photocopies from a wide selection of Western newspapers, including The Corinne Daily Mail, The Idaho Statesman, The Ogden Junction, and The Utah Mining Gazette, as well as the more well-known Salt Lake City newspapers. Madsen's research chronologies (handwritten documents placing source materials in chronological order) serve as a bridge between these two types of research files. These chronologies are located in box 50, folders 14-17. Manuscript drafts are located in boxes 53 and 54. Related articles published by Madsen between 1969 and 1980 are located in box 54 following the review files.

Container(s) Description Dates
Source Documents
Box
49
A-Jameson
50
Jameson-W
1868-1869
51
Source Documents
1870-1871
52
Source Documents
1872-1875
Folder
53 1-9
Source Documents
Contains documents from 1875 to 1878 and miscellaneous material.
Manuscript Materials
Box Folder
53 10-19
Rough Draft
54 1-13
Corrected Draft
54 14
Reviews and Correspondence
54 15
Sunstone, Vol. 5, No. 6
Guy L. Rocha's review.
1980
54 16
"Corinne, The Fair: Gateway to Montana Mines" (with Betty Madsen) in Utah Historical Quarterly
1969
54 17
City of Corinne
1973
54 18
"Frolics and Free Schools For the Youthful Gentiles of Corinne," in Utah Historical Quarterly
1980

IX:  A Forty-niner in Utah, with the Stansbury Exploration of Great Salt Lake; Letters and Journal of john Hudson1848-50Return to Top

This section contains material related to A Forty-niner in Utah (University of Utah Library, 1981). The genesis of this book was the purchase by the Marriott Library of the papers of John Hudson, a young Englishman who immigrated to New York, crossed the plains to the Salt Lake valley, and became a member of Stansbury's expedition to survey and maps the Great Salt Lake. Hudson's brief appearance in the historical record began with a letter to his family penned aboard the Cambridge, outbound from Liverpool in 1848, and ended in 1852 with a letter written by an agent of the Hudson family in New York City notifying Benjamin Hudson of the death of his son in Utah. Madsen's research files are arranged chronologically following John Hudson's movements. For example, research relating to sea travel in the nineteenth century is located in box 55, folders 9-12, "August-September, 1848," since this is the period of time when Hudson was aboard ship. Research on topics related to pioneer life in Utah are located in folders 17-18 of this box, labeled "John Hudson, April, 1850." There are two manuscript drafts following the research files: the usual Madsen first draft--handwritten in pencil on legal pads--and the editorial draft, which reflects the process of paring down the outcome of Madsen's prodigious research. Both Margery Ward and Everett Cooley made editorial notes on this manuscript. Following the material relating to publication of the book are notes, source documents and drafts of Madsen's article on John Hudson's trek across the plains, "The Colony Guard to California in '49," which was published in Utah Historical Quarterly in 1983.

Container(s) Description Dates
Source Documents and Research Notes
Box Folder
55 1-2
John Hudson Letters, Transcripts
55 3-4
John Hudson Journal, Photocopy
1850
55 5-6
John Hudson Journal, Transcript
1850
55 7
John Gunnison Journal Excerpts, Transcript
55 8
Sources, John Hudson, General
Contains correspondence, documents and notes related to researching Hudson's roots in England.
55 9-10
Sources, John Hudson
Contains notes and photocopies of secondary sources related to sea travel, New York City, and Mormon immigration. Also includes excerpts from Charles Dickens' American Notes for General Circulation.
1848
55 11-12
Sources, John Hudson
Research documents found here include information on West Point, the military, the postal service, and churches in New England.
1848
55 13
Sources, John Hudson
Contains information on European factors influencing American immigration patterns and literature regarding travel across the plains.
1849
55 14-15
Sources, John Hudson
Contains travel narratives and research on nineteenth-century methods of travel.
1849
55 16
Sources, John Hudson
Contains information concerning overland travel and the culture of the Salt Lake valley.
1849-1850
55 17-18
Sources, John Hudson
Information on the Great Salt Lake, Indians, and culture of Salt Lake valley.
1850
56 1-2
Sources, Miscellaneous
Mormons, Salt Lake valley, and Stansbury expedition.
56 3
Index Cards
Chronology of movements of Stansbury expedition and notes on illustrations.
56 4-6
Notes
Stansbury expedition personnel, overland travel, and notes on research at the Bancroft and Huntington libraries.
56 7
Notes, Colony Guard
56 8
Notes, Winter Saints Material
Manuscript, Reviews, Correspondence, and Related Articles
Box Folder
56 8
Notes, Winter Saints Material
56 9
Notes, Manuscript
First draft of bibliography and notes on Hudson's illustrations.
56 10-19
First Draft
57 1-8
Editorial Draft
57 9-11
Bibliography, Index Cards
57 12
Reviews, Publicity, and Correspondence
57 13-14
Minutes of the Colony Guard, Photocopy and Trasncript
1849
57 15-16
"Colony Guard to California," Source Documents
57 17
"Colony Guard to California," Research Notes
57 18
"Colony Guard: To California in '49," Rough Draft
57 19
"Colony Guard To California in '49" in Utah Historical Quarterly
1983

X:  Gold Rush Sojourners in Great Salt Lake CityReturn to Top

This section contains materials for Gold Rush Sojourners in Great Salt Lake City (University of Utah Press, 1983), Madsen's study of emigrants passing through the Salt Lake valley en route to the gold fields of California. The documents in this section reflect Madsen's focus on Mormon-gentile perceptions of one another. In Madsen's view, Mormon-gentile conflict had been exaggerated in historical writing. He suggested that the gentile view of Mormon culture in general, and of polygamy in particular, was more tolerant than histories based on nineteenth-century polemic literature had suggested. Madsen spent the Spring of 1981 researching collections at the National Archives as well as the Bancroft, Huntington, and Yale University libraries. Many of the documents in these boxes are from those sources. Madsen's research files for this book are arranged alphabetically by author. This section contains notes on and photocopies of documents relating to westward immigration. Primary and secondary sources are interspersed. Primary sources include published and unpublished diaries, journals, and letters, biographical sketches, family histories, newspaper articles, and military documents. There are three versions of this manuscript. Madsen's rough draft, located in box 60 beginning with folder 12, was originally titled "Mormon Halfway House in the Gold Rush," after John Unruh's characterization of the Salt Lake valley in The Plains Across. The name was apparently changed in response to one reader's complaint that the title suggested a roadside inn. Revisions to the manuscript are located in box 61, folders 1-8. Two of Madsen speeches related to this book, given eleven years apart, are included in box 61 following the reviews and correspondence.

Container(s) Description Dates
Source Documents
Box
58
A-H
59
J-S
Folder
60 1-11
S-Z
Rough Draft
Box Folder
60 12
Preface, Introduction
60 13
Mormons Along the Overland
60 14
City of the Saints
60 15
Great Basin Open Air Market
60 16
Saints or Sinners?
60 17
Taking in the Sights
60 18
Winter Mormons
60 19
End of the Golden Rainbow
Manuscript, Correspondence and Reviews
Box Folder
61 1-8
"Mormon Halfway House in the Gold Rush" Revisions
1849-50
61 9-18
"Gold Rush Sojourners in Great Salt Lake City," Edited Draft
61 19
Reviews and Correspondence
1981-1989
61 20
"Forty-Niners at the Mormon Halfway House: Salt Lake City in the Gold Rush"
Contains a typescript of Madsen's David E. Miller lecture presented on 21 April 1982.
1982
61 21
"Gold Rush Visitors to Greater Salt Lake City"
Contains Madsen's Aztec Club speech of March, 1993.
1993

XI:  B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of MormonReturn to Top

This section contains documents related to Madsen's controversial B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon (University of Illinois Press, 1985), which raised the question of the extent to which Roberts had questioned the divine origin of the Book of Mormon. The genesis of this book was the acquisition by the Marriott Library of three unpublished manuscripts written by B. H. Roberts. In the first manuscript, "Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study," Roberts explored some of the more common criticisms of the Book of Mormon. Two later manuscripts, "A Book of Mormon Study" and "A Parallel" contain Roberts' exploration of points of comparison between the Book of Mormon and Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews. These three manuscripts form the basis for the book, which also includes correspondence produced by Roberts relative to his Book of Mormon scholarship. Madsen edited the manuscripts for publication and prepared explanatory footnotes. Everett Cooley wrote the preface and Sterling M. McMurrin penned a brief biography of B. H. Roberts.

Madsen's correspondence about the manuscript and about general questions of intellectual freedom and the LDS Church is located in box 62, along with material he collected by and about Sterling M. McMurrin. Documents related to Madsen's research for the manuscript are located in boxes 63 through 65. The outlines, rough drafts, and typescripts which comprise Madsen's work on the manuscript are located in box 66. This box only contains manuscript material for Madsen's work. Researchers interested in the development of the preface and biography should consult the Sterling M. McMurrin Papers (Ms 32) and the Everett L. Cooley Papers (Accn 73). The Cooley Papers also contain files related to this manuscript which were photocopied from the papers of B. H. Roberts (Ms 106). Box 67 contains reader comments and revisions for various versions of the manuscript. The Dick Wentworth and Alfred Bush comments found in folders 7 and 8 of that box refer to the Roberts manuscript as it appears in the Everett L. Cooley Papers. Following the manuscript material are the book reviews, some information on the subsequent controversy, and the manuscript for Madsen's portion of the joint Madsen-McMurrin "Reply to John W. Welch and Truman G. Madsen," which was delivered before the Algie Ballif Society shortly after publication of the Roberts book. (For more information on this organization, see the Algie Ballif Women's Forum Records, Ms 545.) The articles laying out the Welch-Madsen position, published by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), are located in box 69, folders 24-27. Box 68 contains manuscripts for Madsen's 1986 lecture at the Hinckley Institute's "Books and Banter" series (folders 1-3), his participation on the panel at the Marriott Library's "Sunday Afternoon at the Marriott" series in 1990 (folders 4-9), and his 1993 Dialogue article. The drafts of the speeches and articles written in conjunction with this book have been labeled with letters of the alphabet. Also included are the manuscript materials for the second edition of the book, issued by Signature Books in 1992, and Madsen's files on academic freedom at Brigham Young University and LDS Church excommunications, along with unpublished papers Madsen wrote on both topics in 1993. Box 69 contains articles collected by Madsen in conjunction with his work on the Roberts book and on topics related to the LDS Church.

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence and Sterling McMurrin Material
Box Folder
62 1-14
Correspondence
Correspondence pertaining to the provenance, research about, and publication of the Roberts manuscripts, as well as the subsequent controversy. These files include third-party letters as well as Madsen's personal correspondence. Also of interest are Madsen's descriptions of reaction to the book, found in folder 14.
1965-1995
62 15
LDS Net
Material from an LDS Internet discussion group pertaining to the excommunication of David P. Wright.
1994
62 16-18
Third-party Correspondence
Contains letters circulating among Madsen's acquaintances on topics related to intellectual freedom and the LDS Church hierarchy.
1945-1990
62 19-20
News Clippings
Contains press coverage of public reaction to the book.
1982-1994
62 21
Sterling M. McMurrin, Biographical Information and Memorabilia
62 22-24
Sterling M. McMurrin, Correspondence
1966-1994
62 25-26
Sterling M. McMurrin, Seventh East Press Interview
62 27
Sterling M. McMurrin, Reviews
Book reviews written by Sterling McMurrin
Research Notes
Box
63
Research Notes
This box contains photocopies of pertinent portions of B. H. Roberts' published works, arranged chronologically. The documents in this chronological arrangement are directed toward tracing the development of Roberts' thoughts on the Book of Mormon. There are also documents relative to the public perception of the Book of Mormon. Some photocopies of letters written by B. H. Roberts are included. This material is continued in box 64.
1887-1921
64
Research Notes, and "A" through "H"
This box completes the chronological files in box 63, and also contains Madsen's alphabetical files (beginning with folder 9), which consist of photocopies of and notes on contemporary works which dealt with subjects investigated by B. H. Roberts and others in an attempt to integrate historical details found in the Book of Mormon with nineteenth century scientific and literary evidence. Most of the material relates to the origin and customs of native Americans. The alphabetical files also contain photocopies and notes on secondary works on Mormon history and theology, and on B. H. Roberts. These files are continued in folders 1-20 of box 65.
1922-1933
Folder
65 1-20
Research Notes, "I" through "W"
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
65 21
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, N. Y.)
65 22
Research Notes, Miscellaneous
65 23
Biographical Information, B. H. Roberts
65 24-25
Book List, B. H. Roberts Memorial Library
65 26
B. H. Roberts Documents
Madsen's working copies of the B. H. Roberts documents which comprised the book. These photocopies are from the B.H. Roberts Papers (Ms 106, box 3, folder 20).
Manuscript
Box Folder
66 1
"Documents: History and Editorial Method," Outline
66 2-4
"Introduction," Outline
66 5-6
"Introduction," Rough Draft
66 7
Footnotes, "Introduction," Rough Draft
66 8-9
Footnotes, "Correspondence," Rough Draft
66 10-11
Footnotes, "Book of Mormon Difficulties," Rough Draft
66 12
"Book of Mormon Study," Outline
66 13
Footnotes, "Book of Mormon Study," Rough Draft
66 14-15
"Bibliographic Essay," Outline
66 16
"Bibliographic Essay," Rough Draft
66 17-24
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, Typescript
66 25-32
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, Revised Typescript
Manuscript Revision, Reviews, and Controversy
Box Folder
67 1-2
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, "Introduction," George Smith Comments
67 3
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, "Brigham H. Roberts," George Smith Comments
67 4
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, "Brigham H. Roberts," Revised Typescript
67 5
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, "Preface," George Smith, Brigham Madsen, and Everett Cooley Revisions
67 6
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, "Preface," Sterling McMurrin Revisions
67 7
B. H. Roberts and the Book of Mormon, Dick Wentworth Comments
67 8
B. H. Roberts on the Book of Mormon, Alfred Bush Comments and Brigham Madsen Revisions
67 9
B. H. Roberts: Book of Mormon Study, Miscellaneous Revisions
67 10
B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, Publication Material
67 11
Publicity, Royalties
67 12
Review Essays
67 13
Reviews
67 14
William D. Russell Review, Utah Historical Quarterly
1987
67 15
Bitton, Ron "B. H. Roberts Book Stirs Controversy," in Sunstone
1985
67 16
Memo and Related Notes
Brigham D. Madsen to Cooley, McMurrin, Smith, and Ward regarding editorial method.
1985
67 17
B. H. Roberts Book Controversy, Miscellaneous
67 18
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," Rough Draft
67 19
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," Version A
67 20
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," Version B
67 21
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," Version C
67 22
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," in Reply to John W. Welch and Truman G. Madsen
1986
Articles and Speeches, Excommunications and Academic Freedom
Box Folder
68 1
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, A Commentary," Rough Draft
68 2
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, A Commentary," Version A
68 3
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, A Commentary," Version B
1986
68 4
"Reflections on the Book of Mormon" Version A
1990
68 5
"Reflections on the Book of Mormon" Version B
1990
68 6
"Reflections on the Book of Mormon" Version C
1990
68 7
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," Version A
68 8
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," Version B
68 9
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," Version C
1990
68 10
"B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon," in Dialogue: Journal of Mormon Thought
1993
68 11
B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, Second Edition, "Afterward" (Unused)
68 12
B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, Second Edition, "Afterward"
68 13
B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, Second Edition, Corrections
68 14
B. H. Roberts: Studies of the Book of Mormon, Second Edition, Stan Larson Index
This index was prepared as a possible expansion of the first edition index, but was not incorporated into the second edition. Pagination is the same for both editions.
68 15
Academic Freedom at BYU, News Clippings and Articles
68 16
Sterling M. McMurrin, Academic Freedom at BYU, "Comments on the Theology of B. H. Roberts"
1994
68 17
Academic Freedom at BYU, "The 'Education' of a BYU Professor," Draft
68 18
Academic Freedom at BYU, "The 'Education' of a BYU Professor," Draft
1993
68 19
Academic Freedom at BYU, "'Education' of a BYU Professor," Final Draft
1993
68 20
LDS Excommunications, Correspondence
1993-1995
68 21
LDS Excommunications, News Clippings
1993-1995
68 22
LDS Excommunications, Mormon Inquisition?
1993
68 23
LDS Excommunications, McMurrin, Larson and Cooley in Dialogue
1993
68 24
LDS Excommunications, Notes, "Increasing Disbelief in the Book of Mormon as History"
68 25
LDS Excommunications, "Reflections on LDS Disbelief in the Book of Mormon as History," Brigham D. Madsen
1993
68 26
Miscellaneous
Research Articles
Box Folder
69 1
Richard L. Anderson, "Alvin Smith Story: Fact and Fiction," in Ensign
1987
69 2
Leonard J. Arrington, "Intellectual Tradition of the Latter-day Saints"
1969
69 3
James P. Bell, "John W. Welch: Taking the Stand"
1987
69 4
Ezra Taft Benson, "Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet"
1980
69 5
FARMS, "No Sir, That's Not History," in F.A.R.M. s Update
1985
69 6
FARMS, "B. H. Roberts Story," in Insights, An Ancient Window
1985
69 7-8
FARMS, Review of Books on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4
1992
69 9
Joel B. Groat, "Apostle William McLellin and the Integrity Issue"
1993
69 10
Eric G. Hansen, "Structural Approach to the Book of Mormon"
1979
69 11
Mervin B. Hogan, "'Parallel,' Matter of Chance Versus Coincidence," in The Rocky Mountain Mason
1956
69 12
Mervin B. Hogan, "Brigham Young and Canandaigua, N. Y."
1982
69 13
Mervin B. Hogan, "Freemasonry and Mathematics"
1986
69 14
Mervin B. Hogan, "Pythagoras and the Number Five" and "Freemasonry and the Number Four"
1986
69 15
Mervin B. Hogan, "Temple Mormon and the Masonic Lodge"
1986
69 16
Mervin B. Hogan, "Virginian, The Riders of the Purple Sage and the Mormons"
1986
69 17
Mervin B. Hogan, "Geometric: Three Times Three"
1987
69 18
Mervin B. Hogan, "Joseph Smith, Jr., The Frontier Prophet"
1987
69 19-20
Mervin B. Hogan, "Two Joseph Smiths's [sic] Masonic Experiences"
1987
69 21
Truman G. Madsen, "B. H. Roberts After Fifty Years: Still Witnessing for the Book of Mormon"
1983
69 22-23
Truman G. Madsen, B. H. Roberts, His Final Decade: Statements about the Book of Mormon
1984
69 24-27
Truman G. Madsen and John W. Welch, Did B. H. Roberts Lose Faith in the Book of Mormon? Preliminary Report
1985
69 28
William Mulder, "Immigration and the 'Mormon Question': International Episode"
1956
69 29
Madalyn O'Hair, "Unbeliever Investigates the Origins of Mormonism"
1989
69 30
Boyd K. Packer, "Law and the Light"
1988
69 31
Erich Robert Paul, "Joseph Smith and the Manchester (New York) Library"
1982
69 32
LaMar Peterson, "For the Letter Killeth: Mormon Justice"
1978
69 33
Utah Lighthouse Ministry, "Book of Mormon: Inspired Scripture or Work of Fiction?"
1944
69 34
Richard S. Van Wagoner, "Fawn M. Brodie: Woman and Her History"
1982
69 35
Karl M. Wallace, "Achievement Factors in Utah"
1947
69 36-37
Wesley P. Walters, "Joseph Smith's Move to Palmyra and Manchester, N. Y."
69 38
Wesley P. Walters, "Human Origins of the Book of Mormon"
69 39-41
John W. Welch, "Finding Answers to B. H. Roberts' Questions and 'Unparallel'"
1985
69 42
John W. Welch, "B. H. Roberts: Seeker After Truth," in Ensign
1986

XII:  The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River MassacreReturn to Top

This section contains documents associated with Madsen's book The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre (University of Utah Press, 1985). In addition to general information on Indian-white conflict in the last half of the nineteenth century, this section contains descriptions of Indian attacks on wagon trains and farming communities, attacks by white soldiers on Indian camps, and an account of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Madsen's research files are located in boxes 70 through 75 and in the first 8 folders of box 76. Typical of the documents found here are notes on and photocopies of published and unpublished books, articles, reports, theses and dissertations, biographies, family histories, personal reminiscences, speeches, diaries, letters, and newspaper articles. Primary and secondary materials and published and unpublished documents are interspersed with Madsen's handwritten notes. This material is arranged in chronological order according to the event being described. Madsen also prepared yearly chronological lists of secondary material in order of publication date, which allows a researcher to follow the interpretive thread of descriptions of the events of January 1863, as battle or massacre. These documents are located in the first folder for each year, and are indexed as "bibliographic notes" under the title of this manuscript. Madsen's original folder titles have been retained. Documents in this section have been indexed either under "Bear River, battle of" or "Bear River Massacre," depending upon how the author of the document referred to the event. Manuscript drafts follow the research material and are located in boxes 76 through 78. The first, handwritten draft, entitled "The Bear River Massacre: Conflict in Shoshoni Country," is followed by revision drafts in which the massacre is contextualized within the larger framework of the "Shoshoni frontier." Reviews and correspondence follow the manuscripts. The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre provided much of the historical underpinning for the report of the National Park Service recommending that the site be awarded status as a national landmark. Documents pertaining to Madsen's participation in that effort are located in box 79, along with documents relative to Madsen's exposure of the fictitious "Almo Massacre."

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
70
Research
This box contains Madsen's research documents and notes covering the years between 1847 and 1854. The bulk of the material pertains to white immigration, Indian-white conflict along the trails, and Brigham Young's actions and policies.
71
Research
This box contains source documents covering the years 1855 to 1859. Primary and secondary sources are equally represented. The bulk of the material pertains to the political situation in Utah, policies of Mormon leaders concerning the Indians, and descriptions of Mormon-Indian encounters.
72
Research
The material in this box covers the years 1859 to 1861. The 1859 material consists of the published reports of the Secretary of War. The bulk of the material pertains to 1860 and consists of accounts of Indian-white conflict, including the Otter (or Utter) massacre.
73
Research
This box contains primary and secondary source material relative to the years 1861 and 1862, the bulk of which deals with the military situation in Utah Territory and the surrounding area.
74
Research
This box contains photocopies of source documents, both primary and secondary, which pertain to conditions and events in 1863. Typical of the documents in this box are newspaper accounts, diaries, letters, manuscript biographies and autobiographies, published military documents, and biographical information on both Indian and white leaders.
Folder
75 1-18
Notes
Photocopies of both primary and secondary source material, the bulk of which relates to the military situation in Utah, the history of Fort Douglas, and contemporary accounts of Indian encounters.
1863-1865
75 19-20
Miscellaneous Notes
Contains maps, photocopies of Madsen's photographs of the massacre site, and various descriptions of the area. Photographs are located in the Manuscript Division's Multimedia Section (P0107).
76 1-18
Miscellaneous Note
Primarily photocopies of secondary source material relating to Indian-white conflict.
Manuscript, Correspondence and Reviews
Box Folder
76 1-18
Miscellaneous Note
Primarily photocopies of secondary source material relating to Indian-white conflict.
76 9-20
First Draft
77 1
Reader's Comments
77 2
Revisions
77 3-13
Revision Draft
77 14
Preface
77 15-17
Editorial Draft
Contains introductory material and chapters 1 and 2.
78 1-16
Editorial Draft
Contains chapters 3-11, appendices, and end notes.
78 17
Reviews and Correspondence
Correspondence pertains to publication of the book.
Bear River Massacre and Almo Massacre
Box Folder
79 1-2
"Encounter With Northern Shoshoni at Bear River in 1863: Battle or Massacre?"
Contains rough draft and typescript.
1863
79 3
Encounter With The Northwestern Shoshoni at Bear River in 1863: Battle or Massacre?, Dello G. Dayton Memorial Lecture
1983
79 4-6
Bear River Massacre, Correspondence
1989-1996
79 7
Bear River Massacre, Notes
79 8
Bear River Massacre, Source Documents
79 9
Bear River Massacre, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
79 10
"Skeletons in our Museums' Closets," Douglas J. Preston in Harper's
1989
79 11-12
Bear River Massacre, News Clippings
1987-1996
79 13
Bear River Monument and Landmark
79 14
Speech, Bear River National Historic Landmark Dedication
1990
79 15
Bear River Massacre, Draft, Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment
1995
79 16
Almo Massacre, Correspondence
1992-1994
79 17
Almo Massacre, Maps and Pamphlets
79 18
Almo Massacre, Research Notes
79 19
Almo Massacre, Source Documents
79 20-21
Almo Massacre, News Clippings
1938-1994
79 22-23
Kathleen Durfee, "Almo Massacre"
1989
79 24
Almo Massacre, Photographs
Photocopies of photographs taken in 1987 of the Almo Massacre site. The photographs are located in the Manuscript Division's Multimedia section (P0107).
79 25
The Mountain Light: Newsletter of the Idaho State Historical Society
1993
79 26
"'Almo Massacre' Revisited," Unused Draft
79 27
"'Almo Massacre' Revisited," Deleted Pages
79 28
"'Almo Massacre' Revisited," Early Draft
79 29
"'Almo Massacre' Revisited," Typescript
79 30
"'Almo Massacre' Revisited," in Idaho Yesterdays
1993

XIII:  Chief Pocatello: "White Plume"Return to Top

As the leader of a small band of Indians who aggressively resisted the cultural changes brought about by white contact, Chief Pocatello appeared time and again in accounts of white settlement of the culture area of the Northwestern Shoshone, yet never in enough detail to figure prominently in earlier Madsen works. Some time in the early 1980s Madsen recognized that his research files on Pocatello contained enough information to warrant a biography, and he began work on Chief Pocatello: The "White Plume" (University of Utah Press, 1986). This volume developed over an academic lifetime, and reflects earlier Madsen themes--the effects of white settlement on food sources that supported the nomadic, hunter-gatherer Shoshone bands, the deadly effect that Mormon-Gentile conflict had on white perceptions of Indian culture, and the consequences to the Shoshone of the carving out of successive transportation frontier across Shoshone lands. The core of Madsen's research files are probably located in box 80, which contains documents which specifically mention Pocatello. Other source documents, arranged chronologically, follow in boxes 81 and 82. Typically, these boxes contain photocopies of letters, newspaper stories, published debates, official reports, and traveler's tales. Information on Fort Hall Indian Reservation and the associated Indian Agency can be found in box 82. Manuscripts in this section have been labeled numerically according to the order in which they appear to have been written. The rough draft for this manuscript is located in Box 83, followed by manuscript draft no.1, which is the closest to Madsen's original. There is no prologue and the introduction is substantially different from the published version. This draft was circulated among several readers, most notably Merle Wells and Charles S. Peterson. In draft no. 2, a prologue appears containing Pocatello's mother's story, moved forward from chapter one. Material describing Pocatello's emergence from obscurity and the effects of white emigration on the Shoshone are moved from page 59 of the first draft to the introduction. Draft no.3 is a photocopy of draft no. 2 with extensive reader's notes, probably penned by Peterson. Draft 3B consists of excerpts from another photocopy of draft no. 2 with a different reader's notes. These comments focus generally on spelling and word usage. This draft is incomplete. Manuscript pages without notation were discarded. Documents associated with the publication of this book, including reviews and correspondence, are located in box 84, folders 18-21.

Container(s) Description Dates
Source Documents
1856-1868
Box Folder
80 1-2
Source Documents, General
Contains ethnographic information, contemporary travelers' accounts, information on Pocatello, accounts of Indian-white conflict.
80 3-16
Source Documents
Contains photocopies of and notes on journals, letters, reports from Indian agents and the Secretary of the Interior, and other sources mentioning Pocatello, his band or Indian-white conflict in general. The documents are arranged chronologically.
1856-1868
81
Source Documents
This box contains photocopies of documents from official sources such as the Secretary of the Interior, the Utah Superintendency, and various Fort Hall Reservation Indian agents intermixed with newspaper accounts of Indian-white conflict.
1869-1875
Folder
82 1-5
Source Documents
1876-1884
82 6
Official Souvenir Book, Old Fort Hall Centennial
Special issue of Idaho Yesterday and Today.
1834-1934
82 7
Special issue of Idaho Yesterday and Today.
82 8
Miscellaneous Research
Manuscript
Box Folder
83 1-6
Rough Draft
83 7-12
Draft No. 1
1984
83 13-18
Draft No. 2
1984
83 19
Prologue Revisions
83 20-22
Draft No. 3
Continued in box 84.
1985
84 1-3
Draft No. 3
Continued from box 83.
1985
84 4
Draft No. 3B
Contains minor revisions to Draft No. 3.
84 5
Merle Wells, Comments and Correspondence
84 6
Charles S. Peterson Comments and Manuscript Revisions
84 7
Revision Notes
84 8-10
Revisions
Contains Madsen's revisions based on the Wells and Peterson critiques.
84 11-17
Editorial Draft
Contains final revisions and instructions to the typesetter.
84 18-19
Photographs
This folder contains photocopies of photographs obtained by Madsen from a variety of sources, but primarily from the Idaho Historical Society and from the Oakland Museum. Photographs ordered by Madsen were removed to the Brigham Madsen photograph collection, located in the Manuscripts Division's Multimedia section (P0107).
84 20
Photograph Captions and Maps
84 21
Reviews and Correspondence
Correspondence pertains to publication of the book.

XIV:  Exploring the Great Salt Lake: The Stansbury Expedition of 1849-50, 1849-50Return to Top

This section contains documents related to Exploring the Great Salt Lake: The Stansbury Expedition of 1849-50 (University of Utah Press, 1989), Madsen's compilation of all documents associated with the nineteenth-century military survey of the Great Salt Lake. This project had originally been undertaken by Dale Morgan, who discovered the official expedition journals in the National Archives in 1944. Morgan offered to bring the documents together and provide supplementary biographical information for publication in the four-volume 1945 edition of the Utah Historical Quarterly, but the project never reached fruition. Madsen discovered Morgan's files in the Bancroft Library while researching the John Hudson book and recognized the historical value of the project. With the Utah statehood centennial and the expedition sesquicentennial approaching, the University of Utah Press agreed that the timing was right for this venture. Principle members of the Stansbury party were Captain Stansbury himself, in command; Lieutenant John Williams Gunnison, an Episcopalian surveyor with a strong religious bent; John Hudson, a young English artist and draftsman; and Albert Carrington, Brigham Young's private secretary, whose presence on the crew ensured Young's support. For further information on Carrington, see the Albert Carrington Papers (Ms 549).

Madsen's files for this manuscript begin with research-related correspondence and maps used to envision the routes discussed on lesser-known portions of the expedition. Folders 12-22 of box 85, labeled "Gunnison Journals," contain supplementary material relative to the journals rather than the journals themselves. Folders 19-22, "Carrington Journals," contain photocopies of an original diary in the possession of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the 1947 version published by that organization, and supplementary biographical material. Folder 25, "Stansbury Journals," contains biographical information and documents pertaining to Stansbury's career with the topographical engineers. Box 86 contains research material used to prepare footnotes for the various legs of the journey outward, the lake survey and side-trips, and the return to Washington D. C. Here Madsen has replicated the organizational scheme he used in editing the John Hudson journals, filing source material according to where the topic under consideration was mentioned by the travelers. Folders 15-17, "James Blake, M. D." and "Odometer," were added later, and contain new information used to amplify Madsen's interpretation of the journey. This material was utilized in Madsen's 1991 speech before the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Dr. James Blake, Scientist," which is located in box 96, folders 34-35. The research materials used to prepare footnotes and appendices on the flora and fauna of the great plains begins in box 86, folder 28, and continues through box 87, folder 9. Folders 10-26 of that box contain information on the two nineteenth-century publications which came out of the expedition: Stansbury's Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake and Gunnison's The Mormons. Folders 21-26 also contain information on Stansbury's career at the topographical engineers.

Material photocopied by Madsen from the Dale L. Morgan Papers (in the possession of the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley) is located in boxes 88 and 89. These materials include photocopies of original documents, transcripts prepared by Morgan, and selected items from Morgan's research and correspondence. The Marriott Library has a microfilm copy of the entire Morgan collection, which is available to researchers (Ms 560). Madsen's index to the relevant Morgan documents is located in box 88, folder 10. Many of the Morgan documents have been placed with the route files in box 86. Boxes 90 through 92 contain photocopies of the 28 official journals and field notebooks of the Stansbury expedition that Madsen obtained from the National Archives. These documents are described and summarized by Madsen in his essay on editorial methods following the introduction to the Stansbury book, and have been filed according to the order established by Madsen at that time. These journals and notebooks are those referred to by Madsen in his introductory essay as the "Stansbury Collection at the Marriott Library." The Gunnison letters contain many references to nineteenth-century religious thought (including descriptions of "knockings" and other expressions of spiritualism) excised by Madsen, which may be of interest to researchers. The manuscripts for this project begin in box 92, folder 9 and continue through box 95, folder 26. Reviews for Exploring the Great Salt Lake are located in box 96, folder 27, followed by various drafts and printed versions of speeches and articles on related topics produced by Madsen between 1987 and 1991.

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence and Research
Box Folder
85 1-7
Correspondence
Contains letters and memos concerning the Stansbury project from its inception in 1985 through publication. The bulk of the material is concerned with the search for pertinent diaries and letters, and with researching the scientific aspects of the Stansbury expedition. Also included are items relative to Madsen's lectures and articles on the Stansbury expedition.
1985-1991
85 8
Maps
85 9
Metsker's Map of Oneida County, Idaho
85 10-11
Big Sky Map No. 3 and 39, Bannock County, Idaho
85 12-13
Gunnison Journals
85 14
Gunnison Journals, "Notes on Biography of Captain John W. Gunnison, formerly Lieut. of the U.S.A."
85 15-16
Gunnison Journals, John Williams Gunnison (1812-1853): Last of the Western Explorers
85 17-18
Gunnison Journals, "John W. Gunnison"
85 19-20
Carrington Journals
85 21
Carrington Journals, Diary of Albert Carrington
85 22
Carrington Journals, "Biographical Sketch of Albert Carrington"
85 23-24
Carrington Correspondence
Contains materials used in preparing the 1991 Utah Historical Quarterly article on the Carrington-Gunnison correspondence.
1852-1854
85 25
Stansbury Journals
Research
Box Folder
86 1-2
Leavenworth to Kearney
86 3
Laramie to Bridger
86 4
Bridger to Salt Lake City, Gunnison
86 5
Fort Hall to Salt Lake City
86 6
Western Shores of Salt Lake
86 7
Utah Lake and Jordan, Gunnison
86 8
Winter of 1849-1850, Salt Lake City
86 9-12
Indian Battle, Utah Lake
86 13
Lake Survey
86 14
Blake
Contains Madsen's notes and copies of contemporary documents regarding James Blake, M.D., a member of the Stansbury Expedition.
86 15-16
James Blake, M. D.
Contains information used to prepare the 1991 lecture on Blake.
86 17
Odometer
Contains information on the instrument provided by Professor Norman E. Wright.
86 18
Salt Lake City to Bridger
August 28-September 9
86 19
Bridger to Laramie
September 10-October 12
86 20
Laramie to Leavenworth
October 16-November 6
86 21-27
Washington, D.C.
December 6-Spring 1851
86 28-29
Mammals, Appendix
87 1-3
Birds, Appendix
87 4
Insects, Appendix
87 5-6
Reptiles, Appendix
87 7
Guidebook to the Geology of Utah, No. 20: The Great Salt Lake
87 8-9
Botany, Appendix
87 10
National Union Catalog, Gunnison
87 11
National Union Catalog, Stansbury
87 12-13
Reviews, Gunnison Book
87 14
Reviews, Stansbury Report
87 15-17
Reviews, Stansbury Report and Gunnison Book
87 18
Research Notes
87 19-20
Research Notes, Howard Stansbury
87 21-23
Letters Received by the Topographical Bureau of the War Department
1824-1865
87 24-26
Stansbury, Reports and Correspondence, Topographical Engineers
Research and Dale Morgan Material
Box Folder
88 1-2
Chronology, Exploring the Great Salt Lake
88 3
Notes, Organization of Material
88 4
Names Appearing in Journals
88 5-9
Gunnison Correspondence, Huntington Library
88 10
Morgan Documents, Madsen Index
88 11
Morgan Documents 1-20
88 12-14
Morgan Documents 21-24a, Stansbury Journal
88 15
Morgan Documents 26-28, Carrington and Stansbury Field Notes
88 16-21
Morgan Documents 29-166
89 1-2
Morgan Documents 167-179
89 3
Morgan Documents 180-185, Hudson Journal and Gunnison Correspondence
89 4-7
Morgan Documents 186-213, Gunnison Correspondence
89 8-9
Morgan Documents 214-223, Gunnison
89 10-12
Morgan Documents 224-228, Gunnison Journal
89 13
Morgan Document 231, Hudson Journal
89 14-15
Morgan Document 235, Carrington Journal
89 16-17
Return from Salt Lake Valley, Scott's Bluff
These folders contain documents originally located in the numbered Morgan files. They consist of information relevant to Morgan's attempt to pin down Stansbury's exact route in the area of Scott's Bluff.
Expedition Journals
Box Folder
90 1-17
Stansbury Pocket Journal, Vol. 1-6
90 18-26
Gunnison Pocket Journal, Vol. 1-3
90 27-29
Carrington Journal, Return Trip
Expedition Notebooks
Box Folder
91 1-2
Notebook No. 1, Mixed Meteorological Observations
91 3-5
Notebook No. 2, Meteorological Observations
91 6-9
Notebook No. 3, Great Salt Lake, Captain Howard Stansbury
Contains astronomical observations and miscellaneous entries on supplies and expedition members.
91 10-12
Notebook No. 4, Survey Angles, East and South Shore
91 13-14
Notebook, Unidentified
91 15-16
Notebook No. 5, Survey, East Shore
91 17-18
Notebook No. 6, Survey, Sessions Settlement to Tooele Valley
91 19-20
Notebook No. 7, Surveys, East and South Shore
91 21-22
Notebook No. 8, Gunnison Triangulation Measurements
91 23-24
Notebook No. 9, Carrington Survey, Jordan River
91 25-26
Notebook No. 10, Carrington Sketches, Jordan River and Utah Lake
92 1
Notebook No. 11, Angle Measurements
92 2-3
Notebook No. 12, Carrington, Topographical Notations
92 4-5
Notebook No. 13, Carrington, Chain-Line Figures and Survey Readings
92 6
Notebook No. 14, Carrington, Field notes, Great Salt Lake Survey
92 7
Notebook No. 15, Carrington Field notes, Finished Copy
92 8
Notebook No. 16, Odometer Readings, Salt Lake City to Fort Leavenworth
Manuscript
Box Folder
92 9-28
Rough Draft
Chapters one through four.
93
Manuscript
This box contains chapters five through ten of the manuscript in draft form. The draft consists of typescripts and photocopies of documents of the Stansbury expedition (many prepared by Dale Morgan) interspersed with Madsen's handwritten comments. The manuscript is foldered by chapter, with Madsen's footnotes filed following the chapter for which they were written.
94
Manuscript
This box contains the rest of the manuscript in rough draft form and the typescript for chapters one through four, which is organized in the same manner as the rough draft. The typescript, continued in box 95, contains Madsen's penciled notations.
95
Manuscript
Manuscript, Reviews, and Related Articles
Box Folder
96 1-22
Typescript
Conclusion of the draft found in boxes 94 and 95.
96 23-26
Revisions
96 27
Reviews
96 28
"Stansbury's Expedition to the Great Salt Lake"
Contains Madsen's introduction to the paper of the same name presented at the annual meeting of the Utah State Historical Society, 1987.
1849-50
96 29
"Stansbury's Expedition to the Great Salt Lake" Rough Draft
1849-50
96 30
"Stansbury's Expedition to the Great Salt Lake, 1849-50"
Contains a copy of the Utah State Historical Quarterly in which the final version of this article appeared.
1988
96 31
"John W. Gunnison's Letters to his Mormon Friend," Rough Draft
96 32
"John W. Gunnison's Letters to his Mormon Friend," Revisions
96 33
"John W. Gunnison's Letters to his Mormon Friend, Albert Carrington"
Contains a copy of the Utah State Historical Quarterly in which the article appeared.
1991
96 34
"Dr. James Blake, Scientist: The Stansbury Expedition of 1849-50," Rough Draft
1849-50
96 35
"Dr. James Blake, Scientist: The Stansbury Expedition of 1849-50"
Contains a typescript of the lecture given by Madsen before the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1991
96 36
"Stansbury and Gunnison Meet the Mormons"
Contains research notes and index cards for a lecture.

XV:  Glory Hunter: A Biography of Patrick Edward ConnorReturn to Top

This section contains Madsen's files for Glory Hunter: A Biography of Patrick Edward Connor (University of Utah Press, 1990). Perhaps best known for his role in the Bear River Massacre, Connor was also a general contractor, politician, mining entrepreneur, businessman, newspaper publisher, and military overseer of Mormon activities in the Salt Lake valley. Madsen's research files begin with general biographical information on Connor, found in box 97, folders 8 through 26, and box 98, folders 1 through 4. Research on Connor's roots in Ireland and New York, and on his early military career is located in boxes 98 and 99. Madsen followed his usual pattern of filing documents chronologically with primary and secondary sources interspersed. For this project, he also subdivided his files into general files, files dealing with military affairs, Mormon affairs, and with mining. Madsen's folder titles have been retained. Boxes 99 through 110 consist of chronological files dating from 1850 to 1889. These files cover Connor's military, political and mining activities, as well as documents used to place Connor in the context of his times. Typically, these files contain correspondence, military reports and rosters, newspaper accounts of Connor and of military affairs, and published and unpublished papers on topics related to mining, military and political affairs, and published reports by various government officials. There are five drafts of this manuscript, located in boxes 112 through 116. Correspondence relating to publication of the book, reviews, and two short pieces on Connor by Madsen are located in box 117.

Container(s) Description Dates
Research
Box Folder
97 1-6
Correspondence
Correspondence related to the research for this book.
1985-1989
97 7
Eli Seavey Ricker
Finding aid for the Ricker manuscript collection at Nebraska State Historical Society. Ricker (1843-1926) was a Civil War veteran, lawyer, newspaper editor, and collector of documents relating to Indian-white contact.
97 8
Connor Chronology
97 9-11
Bibliographic Notes
97 12-15
Edward W. Tullidge
Notes and photocopies from Tullidge's Histories.
97 16
M. R. McCarthy
McCarthy's 1983 manuscript, "Patrick Edward Connor, A Closer Look."
97 17
Edward Leo Lyman
Photocopies of and notes on Political Deliverance: Mormon Quest for Utah Statehood, 1986.
97 18-19
T. B. H. Stenhouse
Notes and photocopies, Rocky Mountain Saints, 1973.
97 20-21
Orson F. Whitney
Notes and photocopies, History of Utah, 1893
97 22-26
Biographies
Notes and photocopies of documents containing biographical information on Connor.
Reel
1
Biographical Sketch of General P. E. Connor, H. H. Bancroft
2
Records of California Men in the War of the Rebellion, Richard Orton
1861-1867
3
Fort Douglas, Utah, Selected Records
Box Folder
98 1-4
Connor Biographies
98 5-7
Ireland
98 8-15
New York
98 16-21
Private Connor
1839-1844
98 22-25
Mexican War
Notes and photocopies relating to Connor's service in the Mexican War. Contains both primary and secondary material.
99 1-4
Mexican War
Continued from box 98.
99 5
California
Research chronology of Connor's movements.
1850-1853
99 6-20
Stockton
Notes, chronologies, and photocopies of documents relating to Connor's activities in California. Generally consists of primary source information, with newspapers being the prime source material.
1854-1861
99 21-28
Military
Notes, chronologies, and photocopies. Both primary and secondary sources, much of the information was culled from official orders and newspaper accounts.
1862
100 1-7
Military, "Patrick Edward Connor and the Military District of Utah" by Max Reynolds McCarthy
1862
100 8-16
Mormon Affairs
Contains notes on and photocopies of sources including journals, diaries, letters, the Journal History, unpublished dissertations, and various history books.
1862
101 1-3
Mormon Affairs
Photocopies of sections of The War of the Rebellion.
1862
101 4-8
Bear River Massacre
Notes and photocopies of accounts of the event, mostly secondary accounts with official military correspondence interspersed.
101 9-20
Military Orders
Photocopies, notes, and chronological listings of military documents.
1863
101 21-28
General
Photocopies and notes of secondary source material.
1863
102 1-13
General
Continued from box 101, these files generally contain primary source material.
1863
102 14
Mining
1863
102 15-16
Mining, "Patrick Edward Connor: 'Father' of Utah Mining," William Fox
1863
102 17-19
Military
Photocopies and notes, primary source documents.
1864
102 20
Military, Tending the Talking Wire: Buck Soldier's View of Indian Country, William E. Unrau
1864
102 21
Military
Photocopies and notes, secondary sources.
1864
102 22-27
Mining
Photocopies and notes, secondary sources.
1864
102 28
Mining, "Abundance From the Earth: The Beginnings of Commercial Mining in Utah," Leonard T. Arrington
1864
103 1
Mining, "Ore Deposits of Utah," U. S. Geological Survey
1864
103 2-4
Mining, "Patrick Edward Connor: 'Father' of Utah Mining," William Fox
1864
103 5
Mormon Affairs
Photocopies and notes, secondary sources.
1864
103 6-7
Mormon Affairs, Millennial Star
1864
103 8
Mormon Affairs, Letters of Brigham Young to His Sons, Dean C. Jesse
1864
103 9
Mormon Affairs, Journal History
1864
103 10-15
Newspapers
1864
103 16-18
Military
Notes on material in the national archives.
1865
103 19-23
General
Secondary source materials concerning Connor's military campaigns.
1865
103 24
General, Frontiersmen in Blue, Robert Utley
1865
103 25
General, Soldiering in Sioux Country: 1865, Charles H. Springer
1865
104 1-3
General
Information on the Powder River campaign.
1865
104 4-5
General, "Military Occupation and Forts in Johnson County," Edith Manley Chappell
1865
104 6-12
General
Secondary source material on the Powder River campaign. Also contains biographical information on various military personnel.
1865
104 13
General, "Across The Continent; A Summer's Journey," Samuel Bowles
1865
104 14
General, History of Wyoming and (the Far West), Dr. C. G. Coutant
1865
104 15-17
General
Information on various campaigns in the Indian Wars.
1865
104 18
General, "Crusaders in the West: Congregationalists in Utah," Frederick Buchanan and Thomas Loveridge
1865
104 19-20
General, Millennial Star
1865
104 21-23
General
Information concerning Connor's movements and opinions of Connor's military effectiveness.
1865
105 1-6
General
Information concerning Connor's military campaigns in Wyoming
1865
105 7
Wyoming Material
105 8-15
Army Orders, War of the Rebellion
1865
105 16
Mormon Affairs
1865
105 17-23
Newspapers
1865
106 1-12
Dodge Papers
Contains notes on and photocopies from the papers of Major General Grenville Mellen Dodge (1831-1870) located at the Iowa State Historical Society. Includes excerpts from Dodge's autobiography centering on the years 1864-1866.
106 13-25
1866-1867
Information on Connor's relations with residents of Salt Lake City, on his political ambitions, on non-Mormon settlements in Utah and on Utah mining.
107
Research
This box contains material related to Connor's mining interests in Nevada and Utah, his connection with the Utah gentile town of Corrine, his relationship with Mormon leaders, and information on political and military affairs within the state of Utah.
1868-1872
108
Research
General information on the history of Utah, especially as related to political affairs, mining, and the railroads. Also included are documents associated with Connor's mining ventures and the correlated land claims disputes.
1872-1875
109
Research
Material in this box centers on Connor's mining affairs in Nevada and Utah and legal documents concerning Connor's mining claims disputes. Also included are documents related to the general history of Nevada, biographies of major political and mining personages in Utah and Nevada and information on precious metals.
1876-1882
110
Research
Documents relative to Connor's mining activities in Eureka, Nevada, and information on the political history of Utah in general and Mormon-Gentile conflict in particular. Also included are annual reports of the Governor of Utah and the Utah Commission.
1882-1889
Folder
111 1-8
1890-1891
Information on political life in Utah.
111 9-11
Death and Funeral
111 12-14
Plaques and Monuments
111 15-19
Estate of Patrick E. Connor
Contains photocopies of probate records.
111 20
Patrick Edward Connor Manuscript, Photographs
Contains photocopies of Madsen's snapshots of sites described in the book, which are located in the Manuscript Division's Multimedia Section (P0107). Also contains a brochure on the history of Eureka, Nevada.
Drafts
Box
112
Rough Draft
113
Typed Draft
114
Revision Draft
115
Editorial Draft No. 1
116
Editorial Draft No. 2
Publication Material, Correspondence, and Reviews
Box Folder
117 1-6
Miscellaneous Revisions
117 7
Photographs
Contains photocopies of photographs used in the book. Photographs are located in the Manuscripts Division's Multimedia Section (P0107).
117 8
"Remembering General Patrick Edward Connor"
Written in response to the proposed closing of Fort Douglas, Utah.
1990
117 9
"Glory Hunter: A Biography of Patrick Edward Connor"
Contains a speech given at a Fort Douglas Museum Association dinner, 1992.
1991
117 10
Correspondence
Contains correspondence related to publication of the Connor biography and readers' comments on the manuscript.
1987-1996
117 11
Reviews

XVI:  MapsReturn to Top

This series contains miscellaneous maps used as illustrations in Madsen's published works. Folder 1 contains hand-drawn maps on onion-skin paper. Folder 2 contains transparencies. Folders 3-7 contain oversize maps, some of which are mounted for display.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
118 1
Western Trails
118 2
Western Trails, Great Salt Lake and Surrounding Area
118 3
Western Trails
118 4
Great Salt Lake Area
118 5
State and Territorial Boundaries
1850; 1860
118 6
Stand and Territorial Boundaries
1851; 1863
118 7
Fort Hall or Bannock Indian Reservation, Idaho
1875

XVII. Articles by OthersReturn to Top

This section contains articles written between 1920 and 1996 which were of general interest to Madsen. Most date from the 1980s and 1990s. The bulk of this section consists of articles concerning religion, especially the history and doctrine of the LDS Church. Also included are articles on topics of interest to historians of the American West. Published and unpublished articles by local authors on regional history are included as well. The scattered articles concerning Native Americans and women are generally the work of former Madsen students. Articles in this section are organized alphabetically by author and, where dates are given, chronologically there under.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
119 1-3
Thomas G. Alexander, "The Faith and Method of a new Mormon Historian"
119 4
Will Bagley, "D. B. Huntington Journals, 1857-1859"
1993
119 5
Hanna Bandes, "Gentile and Gentile: Mormon and Jew"
1981
119 6
William H. Behle, "In Memoriam: William Wallace Newby (1902-1977)"
1985
119 7
Ezra Taft Benson, "The Book of Mormon is the Word of God"
1986
119 8
Thomas A. Blakely, "Sterling McMurrin and the Swearing Elders"
119 9
Ouida Blanthorn, "The Cole Family: Barnet and Moroni"
1988
119 10
Harold Bloom, "David P. Gardner Lecture"
Subject matter is Joseph Smith as "an authentic religious genius."
1990
119 11
Thomas Y. Canby, "The Search For the First Americans"
1979
119 12
"Church Discipline"
1989
119 13-15
Mary Riggs Clark, "Women in Utah Education, 1847-1974," "Women in Utah Education, Dissertation Proposal," "Women in Utah Education: Literature Review and Bibliography"
1986
119 16
Michael J. Clark, "U. S. Army Pioneers: Black Soldiers in Nineteenth-Century Utah"
1981
119 17
James L. Clayton, "On the Different World of Utah: Mormon Church"
1986
119 18
Everett L. Cooley, "Aztec Club"
1990
119 19
Harvey Cox, "Warring Visions of the Religious Right"
1995
119 20
Duane Crooks, "Analysis of Motives Behind the Defeat of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution by the Utah Senate"
119 21-23
Steven J. Crum, "'White Pine War' of 1875: Case of White Hysteria," "Western Shoshones of Smoky Valley, Nevada," Excerpts, Native America in the Twentieth Century
1991-1994
119 24
David Brion Davis, "Secrets of the Mormons," a review of America's Saints: The Rise of Mormon Power, Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition, Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism, and Brigham Young: American Moses
Contains both a working copy and the finished piece as it appeared in The New York Review.
1985
119 25-26
Rodney D. Decker, "Comparison of County Budgets, Services, and Growth Trends in Utah's Non-Metropolitan Counties, 1975-1983"
1985
119 27
Peter H. DeLafosse, "Portrait of America: Vardis Fisher and the Idaho Guide"
1994
119 28-31
David M. Delo, "Wind River-Yellowstone Connection," "Heartbreak and Heaven," "Army, The Indian, and The Wind River Valley," Before the Arapahoes Came: Shoshone and Bannock Indian Reservation, 1868-1877"
1985-1991
120 1
Noel de Nevers, "Suggestions For Outsiders Moving to Utah--A Purely Personal View"
120 2
Bernard De Voto, "Centennial of Mormonism"
1930
120 3-4
"Driven From the Garden: Cache Valley Shoshone Resistance to Mormon Encroachment on Their Lands and Culture"
1993
120 5
S. George Ellsworth, Mormon Settlement on the Muddy, Dello G. Dayton Memorial Lecture
1985
120 6
James Fallows, "Passionless Presidency: Trouble With Jimmy Carter's Administration"
1979
120 7
Robert Kent Fielding, "Lamanite Redemption: Mormon Experience With Indians 1820-1858, An Overview"
1994
120 8-9
Kent Fielding, "Trails, Narratives and Campsites of the Gunnison Expedition in Utah Territory"
1994
120 10
Vardis Fisher, Caxton Printers in Idaho: Short History
1944
120 11-12
Martha Garcia, "Role of Shoshone Women"
1986
120 13
William N. Goetzmann, "Case of the Missing Phylactery"
1985
120 14-17
Robert Goldberg, "Anti Mormonism at the University of Utah," "Racial Change on the Southern Periphery: Case of San Antonio, Texas"; "Shooting in the Dark: Recovering the Jewish Farmers of an American Zion"
1960-1965
120 18
John S. Gray, "Salt Lake Hockaday Mail"
1984
120 19
James H. Gunnerson, "Plateau Shoshonean Prehistory: Suggested Reconstruction"
1962
120 20
F. Richard Hauck, "Archaeology and the Setting of the Book of Mormon"
1994
120 21
Mervin B. Hogan, "Thomas Paine on Religion"
1986
120 22
Oliver W. Holmes, "James A. Garfield's Diary of a Trip to Montana in 1872"
1872
120 23
Kenneth S. Hulme, "Proposal to Re-Create the 1826 Circumnavigation of Great Salt Lake"
1986
120 24
J. D. Jennings, "Early Man in the Desert West"
1966
120 25
Garth N. Jones, "In Search of History: Great Expectations of Development Administration, A Personal Memoir With Apologies to Theodore H. White and Charles Dickens"
1990
120 26
"Joseph Smith as a 'Translator'"
120 27
Count Hermann Keyserling, "Salt Lake City"
1925
120 28-29
Martha C. Knack, "Philene T. Hall, Bureau of Indian Affairs Field Matron"; "Utah Indians and the Homestead Laws"
1990; 1992
121 1
Anthony Lane, "Scripture Rescripted"
1995
121 2-3
Stan Larson, "Sermon on the Mount: What its Textual Transformation Discloses Concerning the Historicity of the Book of Mormon"
121 4
"Last Cowboy Sheriff: History of John Theodore Pope"
121 5
Wade Lillywhite, "Approach to New Documentary Evidence About Joseph Smith"
1965
121 6-10
Carol Cornwall Madsen, "Mormon Women and the Temple: Toward a New Understanding," "Schism in the Sisterhood: Mormon Women and Partisan Politics, 1890-1900," "`At Their Peril': Utah Law and the Case of Plural Wives, 1850-1900," "`Feme Covert': Journey of a Metaphor," "Sisters at the Bar": Women in Law in Utah," 1987-1990
1890-1900, 1850-1900, 1987-1990
121 11
David B. Madsen, "Silver Island Expedition: Anthropological Archaeology in the Bonneville Basin"
121 12
Colleen McDannell, "Garments: Outside View"
121 13-25
Sterling M. McMurrin, "Joseph Smith's `Definition' of Truth," "Logical Empiricism," "Mormonism and Logical Positivism," "Positivism and the Logical Meaning of Normative Value Judgments," "Reason, Freedom, and the University," The Patterns of our Religious Faiths, Is There Freedom of the Will?, "Humanities in the Twentieth Century," "Negroes Among the Mormons," "Utah Cultural Values and the Future of the University," "Note on the 1963 Civil Rights Statement," "History and Meaning," "Comments on the Theological and Philosophical Foundations of Christianity"
1954-1988
121 26
Walter P. Metzger, "First Investigation"
1961
121 27-28
Louis Midgley, "Atheists and Cultural Mormons Promote a Naturalistic Humanism"
1995
121 29
David E. Miller, Great Salt Lake, Past and Present
1949
121 30
Bob Mims, "Justice at Bear River: One Woman's Successful Fight to Rewrite History and Tell the Real Story of Her Massacred Ancestors"
1990
121 31
Samuel Eliot Morison, History as a Literary Art: Appeal to Young Historians
121 32
"Mormon Pioneer Trail"
1994
121 33-35
William Mulder, Mormons in American History, Undated; "Image of Zion: Mormonism as an American Influence in Scandinavia," "Comment on John Phillip Walker's 'Dale Morgan and Mormon History"
1956-1985
122 1
Russell M. Nelson, "Truth and More"
1985
122 2
The New Age Magazine
1986
122 3
Lamar Petersen, "For the Letter Killeth: Mormon Justice"
1978
122 4
Richard D. Poll, "Mormon Question, 1850-1865: Study in Politics and Public Opinion," (Dissertation Summary)
1948
122 5
M. Wilford Poulson, Interesting Old Volume on Health: Background of Mormon Word of Wisdom
1930
122 6
D. Michael Quinn, "Rest is History"
1995
122 7
Waldemer P. Read, "Not Without Honor"
122 8
David Remnick, "Devil Problem"
1995
122 9
Allen Roberts, "'Other' Endowment House"
1978
122 10
Daniel N. Rolph, "Kentucky Reaction and Casualties in the Utah War of 1857-1858"
1987
122 11
William D. Russell, "History and Mormon Scriptures"
122 12
Malise Ruthven, "The Mormons' Progress"
1991
122 13-17
George D. Smith, Jr., "Isaiah Updated," "Contemporary Antecedents of a New Religion," "Mormon Plural Marriage," "Mormon Plural Marriage," "B. H. Roberts as a Book of Mormon Critic," "B. H. Roberts as a Book of Mormon Apologist and Critic"
1982-1996
122 18
John S. Spong, "Did Christians Invent Judas"
1994
122 19-20
Wallace and Page Stegner, "Rocky Mountain Country"
1978
122 21-22
Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Tracking the White Salamander
1988
122 25
Jerald and Sandra Tanner, "Ferguson's Two Faces: Mormon Scholar's 'Spoof' Lives on After His Death"
1988
122 26
Raymond Woolley Taylor, "Legend of the Friends to the Martyrs"
122 27
University of Utah, Department of History, "Statement of Policy Concerning Retention, Promotion, and Tenure"
1981
122 28-29
R. H. Van Ieperen, "Who (Really) Was Bonneville?"
1995
122 30-35
Dan Vogel, "Environmental Approach to the Book of Mormon," Published as Indian Origins and the Book of Mormon: Religious Solutions from Columbus to Joseph Smith
1984-1986
122 36
Karl M. Wallace, "Achievement Factors in Utah"

XVIII:  AddendaReturn to Top

This section consists of material donated by Madsen in the spring of 1997, as this register was being finalized, and contains documents related to Madsen's writing projects and additional material pertaining to Madsen's missionary, military, and graduate school experiences. The recent correspondence and personal material, which centers around Madsen's interest in the history of the American West and of the LDS Church, along with documents related to Madsen's LDS Church mission are located in box 123. Also found in this box are handwritten drafts of recent book reviews. Additional material pertaining to Madsen's World War II military service follows in boxes 124 through 128. Personal and manuscript material related to Madsen's academic training and writing is located in boxes 129 through 134. Oversize material from this collection is located in box 135. Large maps have been placed in the map case.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Material; LDS Church Material
Box Folder
123 1-9
Correspondence
1996-1997
123 10
News Clippings
1996-1997
123 11
Personal Notes
1997
123 12
Pamphlets and Brochures
123 13
Miscellaneous Writings
1997
123 14
Review of The Bridger Trail
1997
123 15
Review of Sagwitch, The Shoshoni, and Mormonism
1997
123 16
Review of Matters of Conscience, Sterling McMurrin and L. Jackson Newell
1997
123 17-20
Missionary Material
1935-1938
123 21
Liahona: The Elders' Journal
1934
123 22-25
Joseph E. Robinson, "The Road to Zion"
This incomplete serial story, and the two articles which follow, appeared in the American Weekly, a British publication.
1940
123 26
Sallie Baker Mitchell, "The Mountain Meadows Massacre"
1940
123 27
Stephen Smith, "Strange 'King' Strang and Mrs. Bloomer's Bloomers"
1940
Military, Training
Box Folder
124 1
Handbook, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Roberts, California
124 2
Camp Roberts Notebook
124 3
Handbook For Officers and Candidates, Fort Benning, Georgia
124 4
Infantry School Notebooks
124 5-11
Notebook, Infantry School
124 12-19
Infantry School Tests, Handouts and Notes
Military, Training Pamphlets
This box contains training materials published in 1943 and 1944 which were used in Madsen's training course at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Military, European Material
Box Folder
126 1-2
Military, Personal Memorabilia
126 3
Army Songbooks
126 4
German Souvenirs
126 5
German Pocket Calendar
1935
126 6
German Currency
126 7
German Documents
126 8-9
Guidebooks, Germany
126 10-11
Guidebooks, England
126 12
Guidebooks, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands
126 13
Guidebooks, Paris
126 14
Folies Bergere
1946
126 15-18
Third Army Historical Division
Contains various pamphlets, notes and memos produced in conjunction with operations within the division.
126 19
The Historical Association
Contains documents relative to the association of professional historians in Great Britain.
126 20
Notes, Fraternization Article
126 21
"Patton's War Room"
126 22
Roster, Office of United States Chief of Counsel
1946
126 23
Telephone Directory, Nurnberg Military Trials
1946
Military, Publications and Memorabilia
Box Folder
127 1-2
"Attack on Singling By Elements, 4th Armored Division"
Unpublished report of a typical small engagement during the campaign in Lorraine. Interviews conducted by Captain Dello G. Dayton.
1944
127 3
German Uniforms
1944
127 4
Third U. S. Army Souvenir History
1944-1945
127 5
Occupational Handbook: Questions and Answers For the Enlisted Man, 1945; Continuance of National Service Life Insurance
1945
127 6
Army, Navy, Marine Corps Insignia, Identification and Pass Guide
1943-1946
127 7
Handbook for Unit Commanders (Germany)
1946
127 8
VE Plus 365
1946
127 9
Hunt Report Digest: American Military Government of Occupied Germany, 1918-1920
1946
127 10
Infantry Journal
1946
127 11
Take Me to U. S. A.
Contains a souvenir booklet of photographs of German and Austrian scenes produced by the U. S. army.
1946
127 12
Third Army: A Brief History of Operations in Europe
Contains a souvenir booklet based on the two-volume history of the Third Army located in boxes 6 and 7 of this collection.
1946
127 13
Army Talks
1946
127 14
Mission Accomplished
1947
128
Military Memorabilia
This box contains souvenirs of Madsen's military experience, including his "dog tags," uniform insignia and a perpetual wall calendar emblazoned with the Nazi eagle and swastika.
Academic Training
Box Folder
129 1-10
Undergraduate Notebook
1936
129 11
Syllabus, Social Psychology
1936
129 12
E. E. Ericksen Syllabus, Creative Morals
1936
129 13
Problems of Secondary Education
Discussion outline published by the Department of Secondary-School Principals, National Education Association.
1937
129 14-22
Undergraduate Notebook
1938
129 23-29
Berkeley Notebook
1940
129 30
"A Political Scientist Looks at American Democracy and the 1940 Election"
Contains an unpublished paper written by a Berkeley student.
1940
129 31
Exam Booklets
1946
129 32
A. Hamilton Thompson, Gibbon
Pamphlet of the Historical Association (Great Britain).
1946
129 33
Alfred Cobban, Causes of the French Revolution
Pamphlet of the Historical Association.
1946
129 34
Academic Documents
Contains receipts, transcripts, correspondence, news clippings and other documents pertaining to Madsen's student days.
1937-1947
Academic Writings
This box contains Madsen's graduate school manuscript material. The three folders of research material contain early research on what was to be a major theme in Madsen's writing, the confrontation at Bear River which, at this point, Madsen labeled a battle.
Box Folder
130 1-8
"The Early History of the Upper Snake River Valley," M.A. Thesis
1940
130 9
Sketches, Battle of Bear River
130 10
Manuscript Fragment, Battle of Bear River
130 11
"Bannock Customs and Culture"
130 12-22
Dissertation, "The Bannock Indians in Northwest History," Rough Draft
1805-1900
131
"The Bannock Indians in Northwest History," Revised Manuscript
This box contains a dissertation draft written before the final copy submitted to and signed by Professor Kinnaird, which is located in box 27, folders 14-24.
1805-1900
North to Montana!, Research Files and Rough Draft
Box Folder
132 1
Maps
132 2
Pony Express
132 3-5
Transportation
132 6-10
Vigilantes
132 11
Ella M. Rogers, "Ten Years on an Indian Reservation as a Licensed Trader"
1919
132 12
Excerpts, James Spray's "Notes"
132 13
Illustrations
132 14
Route of the Oregon Trail in Idaho
1963
132 15-16
Miscellaneous Research
132 17-28
Rough Draft
133
Revised Manuscript
This box contains revisions of the manuscript, including sections that were left out of the final version or incorporated into existing chapters.
Box
134
Wood Chips and Chalk Dust, Draft
Oversize Material
1941-1946
Box Folder
135 1
News Clippings
1941-1946
135 2-3
Military Documents
135 4
Heidelberg Sketches
Souvenir booklet containing artists' renderings of famous scenes in this German city.
135 5
Research Material, Corinne
1998 Addendum
Carton Folder
136 1
News Clippings
136 2-12
Correspondence and Personal Papers
136 13-15
Alphabetical Files
136 16-17
Bridger Trail Manuscript
137 1-12
Autobiography
137 13-14
"Cultural Revolution," Bill Call
137 15
"Antonga's Agony," John A. Peterson
2000 Addendum
1969-1980
Carton Folder
138 1
Against the Grain
138 2
Almo Massacre
138 3
American Indians
138 4
Anderson, Bob
138 5
Appraisals of Books
138 6
Awards
138 7
Bear River Massacre
138 8
Book Notices
138 9
Caxton Printers
138 10
Correspondence
1969-1980
138 11
Emeriti
138 12
Emeriti Club History, Manuscript
138 13
Genealogy
138 14
Gold Rush Visitors
138 15
Grades
138 16
Idaho State University
138 17
"Idaho's Trail of Tears"
138 18
Brigham D. Madsen
138 19
Carl Madsen, Journal, Photocopies
138 20
Carl Madsen, Journal, Bound Typescript
138 21
Marriott Library
138 22
Military
138 23-24
Miscellaneous Correspondence
138 25
Montana Trail
138 26
Mormon History Association
138 27
Mormon Publications
138 28
Newspaper Notices
138 29
Reactions to Salt Lake Tribune
138 30
Reviews of Books
138 31
B.H. Roberts
138 32
Royalties
138 33
Sagwitch Manuscript
138 34
Signature Books
138 35
Speeches
138 36
University of Idaho Press
138 37
Utah State University Press
138 38
University of Utah Press
138 39
Utah Westerners
138 49
Western History
138 50
Writing Notes
Office Files
Box Folder
139 1
A - H
1892-1997
139 2
I - L
1854-1995
139 3
M - T
1871-1980
139 4
V - Z
1892
Research Files
Box Folder
140 1
Alamo Massacre
1957-2000
140 2
American Indians
1998-1999
140 3
Bob Anderson
140 4
Antonga's Agony, John A. Peterson
1997-1998
140 5
Appraisal of Books
1997
140 6
Various Articles
140 7
Awards
1997
140 8
Richard D. Baer, "Why I Left the Mormon Church; Letters to Family and Friends"
140 9
R. N. Baskin, Reminiscences of Early Utah, Intorduction
140 10
Bear River Massacre
1997-2000
140 11
Book Notices
1948-2000
140 12-13
"The Bridger Trail," Manuscript
1997-1998
141 1
Caxton Printers
1999
141 2
Correspondence, Professors Emeriti Club
1969-1998
141 3
Meeting Minutes, Professors Emeriti Club
1970-1978
141 4
Programs and Notes, Professors Emeriti Club
1979-1999
141 5-7
Research and Manuscript Draft, "A History of the University of Utah Professors Emeriti Club, 1969-1998"
1965-2000
141 8
Genealogy
1997-1998
141 9
Gold Rush Visitors
1999
141 10
Grades and Evaluations
1970-1983
141 11
Idaho State University
1998-2000
142 1
Article, "Idaho's Trail of Tears: Government and Lemhi Indian Relations"
142 2
Brigham D. Madsen, Academic Articles
1985-1998
142 3
Brigham D. Madsen, Journals (handwritten copy)
142 4
Brigham D. Madsen, Journals (typescript)
142 5
Marriott Library
1999-2000
142 6
Sterling M. McMurrin, Articles
142 7
Military / WWII Materials
1935-1945
142 8
Montana Trail
1980-1998
143 1
Mormon History Association
1899-2000
143 2
Mormon Publications
1997-1999
143 3
Notes, Newell Interview
143 4
News Clippings
1968-2000
143 5
Newsletters
1995-1998
143 6
Newspaper Notices
143 7
Correspondence, Reactions to Salt Lake Tribune Article
1999
143 8
B. H. Roberts
1998
143 9
Royalties
1997-2000
143 10-11
Manuscript, "Sagwitch," Scott Christensen
1999
144 1
Salt Lake Cutoff
144 2
Signature Books
1997-2000
144 3
Speeches
1984-1999
144 4-5
William Call, The Cultural Revolution
144 6
University of Idaho Press
1998-1999
144 7
Utah State University Press
1998-2000
144 8
University of Utah Press
1995-2000
144 9
Utah Westerners
1998-2000
144 10
Utah Westerners, Field Trip
1998
144 11
Writing Notes
1999
Lecture Notes: Survey of American History, 1660-1996
Box Folder
145 1
Lecture Notes
1660-1775
145 2
Lecture Notes
1775-1786
145 3
Lecture Notes
1835-1900
145 4
Lecture Notes
1880-1933
145 5
Lecture Notes
1933-1965
145 6
Lecture Notes
1960-1975
145 7
Lecture Notes
1969-1996
145 8
Bear River Massacre Materials

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  • Drafts (documents)
  • Galley proofs
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