James D. Wardle papers, 1812-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wardle, James D., 1915-
Title
James D. Wardle papers
Dates
1812-2001 (inclusive)
Quantity
36 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0578
Summary
The James D. Wardle papers (1812-2001) contain correspondence, essays, notes, and topical compilations relating to the religious interests of James D. Wardle (1915-1997). James D. Wardle followed his father in the barber business and was a champion skater. His family had a long history with the LDS and RLDS church, and Wardle held many positions in the RLDS Church (now the Community of Christ). In 1970 he became disaffected from the mainstream RLDS Church, and from that time until his death he participated in local expression of RLDS fundamentalism or restorationism. The 1970s were an exciting time for Mormon history researchers and Wardle's barber shop was a center for the circulation of ideas and texts.
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

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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

James Durward Wardle was born on 1 November 1915 in Magna, Utah, to Allan Clyde Wardle and Gretchen Mayberry Wardle. He passed away on 1 November 1997. As a young man Wardle served in the army for a few years. While there he lost all interest in traveling, having been shipped from pillar to post across the country. This sedentary outlook related to his chosen profession: at age 21 he followed his father in the barbershop business when he founded the Wardle Barbershop in downtown Salt Lake City. He operated for sixty-two years. Wardle was also a skater and achieved Utah State championship for three years in dance and figure skating. He married at age 36 and gave up skating. Wardle's grandparents converted to the LDS Church in Europe and migrated with the pioneer companies in the late 19th century. While in Utah they changed affiliation to the RLDS Church. Wardle's parents were strong local members and raised him in the faith. Wardle was an active participant from his youth in the RLDS Church in Utah. From a young age he formed friendships with local church luminaries such as J. W. A. Bailey and with more distant ones like J. T. Curtis. He was an elder in the RLDS Church and served in various positions, including branch president. An intense interest in religion led him into what he termed his avocation, collecting information on the Restoration (Mormon) churches. In 1938 he began issuing a single-sheet periodical called "Sketches" (the name was later changed to "Thoughts" (For Today)). It carried brief articles treating doctrinal and historical issues which often challenged the avowed views of the LDS Church. In the 1960s he wrote a series of articles called "Beliefs of Our Neighbors" for the Priesthood and Leaders' Journal, an organ of the RLDS Church, in which he outlined the basic belief structures of a number of American Christian faiths. By 1975 he described himself as "a member of the RLDS Church, an Elder and one time the Pastor of the Church here in Salt Lake City...More than all that, I am the local Heretic." He became disaffected from the mainstream RLDS Church in the 1970s and from that time until his death he participated in the local expression of RLDS fundamentalism or restorationism. The 1970s were an exciting time for Mormon history researchers and Wardle's shop was a center for the circulation of ideas and texts. At this time various historians' methodologies were being applied for the first time to Mormon historical and scriptural texts, often urging doubt on orthodox interpretations of the Mormon past. Furthermore, at this time many new historical documents were being discovered and released to the public. The barbershop was a gathering place common to a few networks of historians, writers, researchers, and others interested in Mormon history; by agency of Wardle, many documents saw public light. Wardle is remembered by many for his oddball behavior, his knowledge of things Mormon, and his enormous, open, and always growing collection of Mormon and religion-related books and manuscripts.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The James D. Wardle Papers (1812-2001) contain correspondence, essays, notes, and topical compilations relating to the religious interests of James D. Wardle (1915-1997), a Salt Lake barber. There are personal and skating materials, dating from 1917 to 1994. Gathered in boxes 1-3 are photographs of Wardle's family and ancestors, letters and cards of a personal nature, photographs of himself and fellow skaters in action, local skating newsletters, articles on skating, and his own skating newsletter called "Sketches. There is also a focus on Wardle's religious heritage, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now called the Community of Christ), as well as schismatics who derive from it. This material dates from 1844 to 1996. The RLDS Church has historically claimed to be the true modern representative of Joseph Smith's church. This claim derives partly from belief in the necessity that the church president should be a direct descendant from the founder. It was officially organized in 1860 with the cooperation and leadership of Joseph Smith III. Until recently, each church president has been a direct descendant of Joseph Smith Jr. Wardle established correspondence with local RLDS Church luminaries such as J. W. A. Bailey and A. M. Chase. Much of their writing and letters concern religious teaching of the RLDS Church. Wardle held many positions in the local RLDS Church's branch, and was branch president during the 1950s. He kept the outline notes from his sermons; they are housed in boxes 4-5. These boxes, as well as microfilm reels 1-2, contain important and unique information regarding the state of the RLDS district in Utah during the past century. Boxes 6-10 contain general, official RLDS publications, such as tracts and training modules. Since W. Wallace Smith's tenure as church president, a number of adaptations and alterations in belief and practice have occurred, bringing about the disgruntlement of many church members. Wardle was an active observer as well as grass-roots supporter and participant in local "restorationist" or fundamentalist protests against the changes. He corresponded with such noted RLDS activists as Richard Price. This and related correspondence, as well as RLDS "restorationist" publications, are found in boxes 11-15. Other materials relate to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and its schismatics and fundamentalists; these materials date from 1853 to 1992. Like the RLDS church, the LDS church claims to be the sole true continuation of Joseph Smith's church, basing their claim on the continuation of the quorum of 12 apostles from Smith's day. James D. Wardle collected a few tracts published by the LDS Church and newspaper clippings relating thereto, found in box 16. In 1890 the LDS Church officially banned polygamy, and his since given up many other aspects of 19th century Utah Mormon belief and practice. Since that time a number of dissidents, believing either that the Church went wrong, or that it had secretly arranged to retain polygamy, have formed numerous and variegated groups, often referred to as "Mormon Fundamentalists. As he kept his religious books in his shop and made a habit of holding provocative religious conversations with his patrons, Wardle found opportunity to meet the members of small local religious organizations. He contracted friendships with leaders and adherents of these groups, and was thus able to amass a collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and publications. This portion divides into two sections: Boxes 17-21 relate to these "fundamentalist" groups. There are materials on various Latter Day Saint Churches, and they date from 1929 to 1997. After Joseph Smith's death in 1844 many aspirants sought to replace him as Church President. Brigham Young led the largest portion of Smith's church west to Utah, positing his claim to leadership on the primacy of the quorum of 12 apostles. The RLDS church, consolidated some years later, claimed church leadership on basis of lineal descent from the founder. There yet remained many members and congregations outside these two groups who would seek leadership elsewhere. Since Joseph Smith's death and well into the present day a number of sects have and do claim, in various ways, to be the sole, true succession from Joseph Smith Jr. Such groups are represented in boxes 22-31, and include the Cutlerites, the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), the Church of Christ (Hancock), the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message, The Restored Church of Jesus Christ, the Church of Christ (Zahnd), The Christian Zion Incorporated, the Church of Christ Independent-Informal, the "Bickertonites," and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite). There are also materials showing Wardle's devotion to collecting topical information relating to items like the Book of Mormon, polygamy, proper succession from Joseph Smith Jr., and many others. These materials date from 1812 to 1997. His compilations are found in boxes 32-55. There are also tracts, newsletters and articles published by and about various Christian, World Religions, New Age groups, UFO groups, and other things, dating from 1776 to 2001. Organizations represented in boxes 56-64 include the Baptists, British Israelists, Buddhists, Caodaists, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutherans, the Marcap Council, Sabbatarians, the Sons of Jared, Sprititualists, Swedenborgians, and the Unitarians, as well as topics like Biorhythm and Numerology. The last boxes of the final section contain miscellaneous items not directly related to religion. A scrapbook follows, in box 65. It contains an assortment of newspaper clippings relating to Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, the local RLDS Church, and general interest items.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal Items and Skating, 1917-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Interview with Kent Walgren
1979
2
Personal Correspondence
1945-1991
3
Personal Family Items
1917-1991
4
Membership Cards
1941-1980
5
Interview with Kent Walgren
1979
6
Articles Featuring James D. Wardle
1960-1994
7
Skating Packet
1938-1961
8
Roller Skating Tests and Notes Notebook
1939-1941

Ice and Roller Skating Compendia, 1939-1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
AIce Skating Articles from Skating Magazine
1939-1941
2-3
Roller Skating
1939-1941
4
Competitive Roller Dance Notes and Diagrams
1939-1940
5
Roller Skating Notebook
1940-1941

Skating, 1935-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Skating Letter Book
1939-1944
2
Roller Skating Papers
1938-1945
3
Correspondence and Articles on Skating
1944-1988

Writings: Thoughts (For Today), Sketches, and Sermons, 1844-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Thoughts (For Today)
1938-1939
2
Sketches
Authoritarian Profession of Faith.
1941-1946
3
Compendium J. W. A. Bailey Writings, and Historical Document
1844-1940
4-10
RLDS Church Sermons

RLDS Church in Utah and RLDS Tracts, 1892-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1-2
RLDS Church Sermons
3
Patriarchal Blessing
4
RLDS Church in Utah: Correspondence and Clippings
1947-1976
5-12
RLDS Church Tracts
1892-1986

RLDS Church Tracts, 1892-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1-6
RLDS Church Tracts
1892-1986
7
The Gospel Quarterly
1932-1947

RLDS Radio Messages and World Conference Material, 1936-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Priesthood and Leaders Journal
1930-1962
2
Donald D. Landon, Unto All Men Radio Messages
3-6
Evan A. Fry and Dan Sorden, Radio Messages
1944-1955
7
Newspaper Clippings on RLDS World Conference
1946-1990
8
RLDS World Conference Binder
1962

RLDS World Conference Binders, 1970-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

RLDS World Conference Binders and Manuals, 1954-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
RLDS World Conference Binder
1986
2
Richard P. Howard, Since Yesterday
1969-1983
3
Priesthood Articles Vol. 1
1954-1965

RLDS Manuals, Training Modules, and Hierarchy, 1956-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
Guidelines for Priesthood
1985
2
Arthur A. Oakman, Doctrine and Evangelism
1956
3
Training Modules for Stake and Branch Officers
4
RLDS Church, Membership Records and Forms
1954
5
Temple School Newsletter and Modules
1985-1986
6
RLDS Church Camping Regulations
1959-1967
7
Campfire Worship Workshop Materials
1970
8
Recreation Leaders Handbook
1970
9
Crafts Resource Book, Older Youth Service Corps.
10
Everybody Sing!
1970
11
The OYSC Game Book
1970
12
Vacation Church School Materials
1970
13
RLDS Administration of Hierarchy
1894-1988
14
Church Leaders: A Pictorial Resume

RLDS Church Authorities, Policy, and Schism, 1880-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
W. B. Spillman, Thomas W. Williams: Socialist in the Twelve
1992
2
Wallace B. Smith, Revelations and Writings
1958-1992
3
Kirtland Temple Suit
1880-1932
4
Temple Lot Case and The Temple of the Lord
1894-1932
5
RLDS Church Architecture
1954-1995
6
RLDS Stone Church
1944-1988
7
RLDS Church Miscellaneous
1954-1988
8
RLDS Supreme Directional Control and Protest Movement
1951-1976
9
RLDS Presidential Papers and Position Papers
1967-1979
10
Analyses of RLDS Schisms
1969-1990
11
Changes in RLDS Beliefs and The Church's Response to God's Disclosure
1963-1992
12
RLDS Women's Ordination: Clippings and Articles
1927-1988
13
Open versus Closed Communion
1974-1987
14
RLDS, World and National Council of Churches, and Communism
1919-1987
15
RLDS Fundamentalist Protest Rallies
1980-1985
16
RLDS Dissent: Blue Valley Stake Fundamentalists
1985-1990

RLDS Fundamentalists, 1970-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
Richard Price Articles
1986-1990
2
Salt Lake City RLDS Restorationist Branch
1970-1995
3
Restoration Seventies
1989
4
Conference of Restoration Elders
1993-1995
5
Restoration Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, The Call
1991-1992
6
The Church of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, The Shepherd's Voice
1990-1991
7
Church of Christ Restored, Proclamations and By-Laws
1987-1990
8
Various RLDS Independent Branches and Organizations
1987-1995
9
Independence Missouri News (about RLDS)
1986-1992
10
Restoration Hymn Society
1989-1992
11
Restorationist Pamphlets #1
1983-1986

RLDS Fundamentalists, 1962-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
Restorationist Pamphlets #2
1986
2
RLDS Restorationist Publications
1980-1996
3
Robert E. Baker Controversy
1978-1988
4
RLDS Fundamentalist Revelations
1962-1996
5
Times and Seasons
1992-1996
6
A Call to Remembrance San Fernando Valley Independent Branch
1989-1991
7
Oak Valley Restoration School
8
School of Saints Publications
1987
9
Zion's Outpost The Restoration Letter
1988-1992
10
RLDS Dissent: Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1970-1988

Richard Price and Restoration Voice Magazine, 1973-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1-5
Richard Price Articles
1973-1993
6
Vision Magazine
1989-1995
7
Price Publication Company Promotional Materials
1987-1988
8-10
Restoration Voice Magazine
This magazine, aimed to supplement the modernizing mainstream Church magazines, was published by Richard Price.
1979-1986

Restoration Voice Magazine, 1986-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1-5
Restoration Voice Magazine
1986-1995

LDS Publications, 1896-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Folder
1-5
LDS Church Tracts
1897-1980
6
The Uniform System for Teaching Investigators
1961
7
LDS Church, Certificates, Awards, and Recommends
1896-1963
8
LDS Church, Administration of Hierarchy
1943-1991

Mormon Fundamentalism, 1853-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Folder
1
Samuel Eastman, Tracts
1935-1936
2
Paul Feil, Repent Ye!
3
Mormon Fundamentalists (Woolley-Musser Group)
1948-1955
4
Mormon Fundamentalism, Various Publications
1853-1950
5
Jack Anderson, My Boyhood Search for the Polygamists
1980
6
Francis Michael Darter, Publications
1939-1962
7
Christ's Church (Gerald W. Peterson), Publications
1979
8
John W. Bryant
1978-1986
9
Art Bulla, Revelations and Correspondence
1980-1983
10
Norman C. Pierce, The End of the U.S. Government
1967
11
Robert C. Newson, Correspondence and Publications
1958

Mormon Fundamentalism, 1940-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1
Jesse B. Stone, Correspondence and Publications
1940-1961
2
Ogden Kraut, Correspondence and Publications
1971-1992
3
W. Gordon Hackney, Anti-Fundamentalist Essays
4
Church of Jesus Christ of Israel and White Horse Crusade
1952-1960
5
Hugo Witt, The Legal Defenders of the Last Dispensation
1964
6
Maurice Glendenning and Mark E. Peterson Articles
1948-1957
7
Marl V. Kilgore, Zion's Order of the Sons of Levi
1962-1963
8
Sherman R. Lloyd Articles
1960
9
Perfected Church of Jesus Christ of Immaculate Latter-day Saints
1953-1982

Mormon Fundamentalism and Schism Groups, 1950-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1
Doug Wallace, LDS Freedom Foundation
1977-1978
2
Association of Sananda Sanat Kumara
1961-1964
3
Harry C. Belleville, Writings
1976
4
Annaee Skarin Articles, Correspondence and Clippings
1950-1991
5
Harald E. Singer, The Annalee Skarin Phenomenon
1986
6
Annalee Skarin, The Pathway of the Gods

Mormon Fundamentalism, LeBarons, 1895-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Folder
1
Benjamin F. Johnson Blessings
1895-1903
2
The Rolling Stone and the Church of the Firstborn of the Fullness of Times
1957-1961
3
Church of the Firstborn of the Fullness of Times Correspondence Articles and Tribute
1961-1977
4-6
Church of the Firstborn of the Fulness of Times Tracts
1956-1963
7
David T. Shore, A Ready Reference for the Church of the Firstborn
8
The Ensign
1961-1962

Mormon Fundamentalism, LeBarons, 1947-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1
The Ensign
1963-1965
2
Siegfried Widmar, Tracts
3
Anti-Church of the Firstborn Folios
1961-1963
4
Anti-Church of the Firstborn Literature
1958
5
The Alliance of Pastors and Christian Workers, Principles of Christian Unity
6
Noel B. Pratt, Clippings and Articles
1958
7
Ervil LeBaron, Church of the Lamb of God
1971-1986
8
Leo P. Evoniuk, Millennial Church of Jesus Christ Publications and News Clippings
1983-1986
9
Owen D. and Benjamin T. LeBaron, Correspondence
1947-1962
10-12
Ross W. LeBaron, Church of the Firstborn
1938-1973
13
Fred C. Collier, Church of the Firstborn, Publications
1975-1978
14
Ross W. LeBaron Jr., Correspondence
1977

Various Latter Day Saint Churches, 1930-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Folder
1
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite), To the Scattered Children of Zion; Correspondence
1954-1970
2
Rupert J. Fletcher, Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite), Tracts
1959-1986
3
Church of Christ (Temple Lot), Correspondence
1937-1970
4
Crow Creek Church of Christ History
1953-1954
5-6
Church of Christ Temple Lot
1930-1975
7
Church of Christ Temple Lot Newspaper Clipping
1925-1971
8
Church of Christ Hancock, Correspondence
1958-1976
9
RLDS Church versus Herbert Ervin Luke and Annie Lois Luke
1947
10
Church of Christ Hancock, Pauline's Conversion
11
Israel A. Smith and Pauline Hancock Baptisms for the Dead Correspondence
1955
12
Church of Christ Hancock Tracts and Newspaper Clippings
1958-1974
13-14
Church of Christ Hancock Newspaper Messages
1948-1954

Various Latter Day Saint Churches, 1929-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1-7
Church of Christ Hancock Newspaper Messages
1955-1983
8-11
Church of Christ with the Elijah Message
1929-1994

Voice of Warning and Voice of Peace, 1931-1953Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Voice of Peace, 1953-1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Voice of Peace, 1963-1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Voice of Peace, 1971-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Voice of Peace, 1965-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Voice of Peace, 1988-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Voice of Peace and Banner of Truth and Samuel Wood, 1951-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description Dates
box
30
Folder
1-4
Voice of Peace
1995-1997
5
Banner of Truth
1965-1968
6
Samuel Wood, Correspondence, The Fisher Booklet Criticism, and Crow Creek Church History
1951-1964

Various Latter Day Saint Churches, 1936-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
box
31
Folder
1
Samuel Wood, Clippings, Correspondence
1955-1961
2-3
Eugene O. Walton, Restored Church of Jesus Christ
1974-1988
4
The Church of Christ, The Order of Zion
5
Frank Wipper and Hubert Armchambault, Tracts
6-7
Church of Jesus Christ, Bickertonites
1936-1988
8
Laurence C. Dias, Church of Jesus Christ, Tracts
9
John Leabo, The Christian Zion Incorporated
1963
10
John Leabo, The Christian Zion Advocate
1961-1970
11
David L. Roberts, The True Church of Jesus Christ Restored, Tracts
12
John Hajicek
1982-1997
13-14
Lloyd Brumbaugh
1986-1996
15
Inez Smith Davis, Factions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
16
Chart Comparing Latter-day Saint Churches
17
Steven L. Shields, Correspondence and Publications
1975-1987

Compendium on Mormonism, 1843-1954Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Compendia on Mormonism, 1844-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Anti-Mormon Writers, 1958-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Folder
1
Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Correspondence
1958-1971
2-5
Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Writings
1961-1982
6
Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Salt Lake City Messenger
1978-1997
7
Jerald Tanner, Tracking the White Salamander
1986

Anti-Mormon Writers, 1920-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Container(s) Description Dates
box
35
Folder
1
Jerald and Sandra Tanner, The Mormon Church and the McLellin Collection
1993
2
Articles about Jerald and Sandra Tanner
1970-1985
3
Richard W. Bussing, Dear Dave
4
Catholic Anti-Mormon Tracts
1950
5
Challenge Ministries, Tracts
1962
6
Christians, Tracts
1962
7
Marvin W. Cowan, Mormon Claims Answered
1972
8
Ed Decker, Publications
1983
9
R. C. Evans, Forty Years in the Mormon Church: Why I Left It!
1920
10
Grant S. Heward, Correspondence and Writings
1967
11
Lucile Hoving, The X-Rays Turned on Mormonism
1971
12
James R. Kisinger, The Actual Articles of Faith, and Why I Cannot Believe in Mormonism
1963-1969
13
Roy H. Lanier, Tracts and Correspondence
1944
14
The LDS Discerner
1962-1964
15
Walter P. Martin, Tracts
1956
16
Helen Matern, Tracts
1981

Anti-Mormon Writers, 1842-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Container(s) Description Dates
box
36
Folder
1
Thomas F. Preshaw, Why I Am Not a Mormon
2
Dwight C. Richtie, Correspondence and Publications
1944-1958
3
Wally Tope Publications
1981
4
J. B. Turner, Mormonism in All Ages
1842
5
Utah Bible Mission and Utah Christian Mission Tracts
6
Utah Christian Tract Society, Tracts
1971-1978
7
The Utah Evangel and The Director
1978-1986
8
Wesley P. Walters and Alpha and Omega Ministries
1964-1979
9
Gilbert K. Westgard II, The Hidden Face of Mormonism
1985
10
World Vision Tracts
1943
11
Anti-Mormon Publications
1931-1981

Apostasy to Blacks and the Priesthood, 1836-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Container(s) Description Dates
box
37
Folder
1
Essays and Tracts on Apostasy and Restoration Beliefs
1911-1969
2
I Will Build My Church, RLDS Lesson Module
3
The Restoration Story, RLDS Lesson Module
4
What Became of the Church Christ Built, RLDS Lesson Module
5
Baptism for the Dead
1851-1987
6
Blessing Elder's License and Biography of Elijah Abel and Brigham Young Speech on Slavery
1836-1920
7
Poems on Racism and Religion, Revocation of Priesthood Denial, and Letter to Spencer W. Kimball
1973-1978
8
Sterling M. McMurrin, The Negroes among the Mormons
1968
9
Newspaper Clippings on Blacks and Priesthood
1972-1978
10
LDS Church News on Extension of Priesthood to Blacks
1978
11
George A. Meyer, A Critique of AMormonism and the Negro
12
Douglas MacGregor, Folklore about Blacks and the Priesthood
1978

Blood Atonement to Book of Mormon Archaeology, 1957-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Container(s) Description Dates
box
38
Folder
1
The Doctrine of Blood Atonement and One Hundred Years after the Mountain Meadows Massacre
1957
2
Book of Mormon Foundation, Robert L. Maley
1963-1995
3-7
Book of Mormon Foundation
1961-1966

Book of Mormon Archaeology and Authorship, 1935-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Container(s) Description Dates
box
39
Folder
1-2
Book of Mormon Foundation Newsletter
1964-1974
3
The Foundation for Research on Ancient America, Open Letter
1968
4
B. L. Galloway, Correspondence with Smithsonian Institution on Book of Mormon Archaeology
1958-1962
5
Roy Weldon Papers
1954-1957
6
Ora Pate Stewart, Correspondence and Publications
1956
7
Hal Hougey, Archaeology and the Book of Mormon
8
Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings on Book of Mormon and Ancient America
1935-1990
9
John Brewer Plates and Ten Commandments Discovery
10
Authorship of the Book of Mormon Articles
1917-1919
11
Glade L. Burgon,An Analysis of Style Variations in the Book of Mormon Excerpts
1958
12
Compilation of Articles on the Book of Mormon and View of the Hebrews
1956-1996
13
Ethan Smith, View of the Hebrews
1823
14
Truman G. Madsen, B. H. Roberts after Fifty Years: Still Witnessing for the Book of Mormon
1983
15
Ethan Smith Theory Compilation
1884-1946
16
B. H. Roberts and Hal Hougey Parallel Articles
1927-1963
17
James D. Wardle, Parallels between the View of the Hebrews' and the Book of Mormon
1978
18
A Comparison of Passages from Isaiah and Other Old Testament Prophets in Ethan Smith's
1971
19
Comparison of James Adair's History of American Indians and The Book of Mormon
1979
20
The Book of Mormon: A Puritan Minister Partly Responsible for Its Production
1883-1887

Book of Mormon Authorship to Book of Mormon General, 1830-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 40

Container(s) Description Dates
box
40
Folder
1
Compilation of Articles on the Spaulding Manuscript
1977
2
Joseph F. Smith, The Manuscript Found
1900
3
Joseph Smith and the Origins of The Book of Mormon Excerpts
1985
4
The Origin of the Spaulding Story
1840
5
Excerpts from The Myth of the Manuscript Found
1883
6
Vernal Holley, A Critique of Brodie on Spaulding
1992
7
George D. Smith Jr. Articles
1983-1984
8
Dale Broadhurst Collection Inventory
9
The Book of Mormon Challenge to the World
10
The Book of Mormon Newsletter
1950
11
The Nephite Record
12
The Rod of Iron
1924
13
Saints' Herald on Book of Mormon
1844-1957
14
RLDS Compendium on Book of Mormon
15
Sidney B. Sperry, The Book of Mormon Testifies
1952
16
Joseph Fielding Smith, C. W. Clark, Glade L. Burgon, and James D. Wardle Articles
1914-1975
17
Alex Dudley, The Purpose of the Book of Mormon
18
Hugh Nibley, Censoring the Joseph Smith Story and Response Correspondence with LaMar Petersen
1961
19
Earl W. Baggerly, The Record of the Nephites
20
Facsimile of the Kinderhook Brass Plates
1843-1966
21
Dan Vogel, Mormonism's Anti-Masonick Bible
1989
22
Madison U. Sowell, AThe Comparative Method Reexamined
23
Melodie Moench Charles and Robert L. Millet BOM Articles
1993-1994
24
Anachronisms and the Book of Mormon and Early Knowledge of America's Strangest Book
1944-1949
25
Is It the Stick of Ephraim Referred to in the Thirty-seventh Chapter of Ezekiel
1930
26
The Reflector on the Book of Mormon, Your Question, from The Improvement Era, and Book of Mormon Title Page
1830-1962

Book of Mormon and Native Americans to BOM Witnesses, 1830-1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Container(s) Description Dates
box
41
Folder
1
J. E. Vanderwood, A Story of the Ancestor of the American Indian
1936
2
Newspaper and Magazine Articles on American Archaeology
1930-1956
3
Herbert C. Holdridge Letters, Articles, and Newsclippings
1951-1961
4
Eldin Ricks and Albert L. Zobell Jr. Articles
1960
5
James L. Barker, The Language of the Book of Mormon
1960
6
Israel A. Smith and Dwight C. Richtie
1942
7
The Saints Herald on Book of Mormon Translation
1881-1962
8
Richard Lloyd Anderson, By the Gift and Power of God
1977
9
The Anthon Transcript and Two Mesoamerican Cylinder Seals
1970
10
Sidney B. Sperry, Hebrew Idioms in the Book of Mormon
1954
11
E. Cecil McGavin and Allen J. Christenson Articles
1941-1988
12
Paul M. Hanson and Stanley H. Kimball Articles
1956-1980
13
The Anthon Transcript and the Maya Glyphs, and The Anthon Transcript
1942-1944
14
H. Michael Marquardt, Book of Mormon Cross Reference
1983
15
Corrections Made in First Edition of Book of Mormon Checked with 1909 Liverpool Edition
16
Barbara and Scott Faulring, Revisions in LDS Triple
1981
17
LaMar Petersen, Tautology in First Edition
18
LaMar Petersen, Problems in Mormon Text
1957
19
Rudolf E. Richter Article and Correspondence
1973-1974
20
Stan Larsen Articles and News Clippings
1973-1985
21
Newspaper Clippings on Original Manuscript of Book of Mormon
1931-1946
22
Reproductions of Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
1830
23
Max J. Evans, Register of the Book of Mormon Manuscript
1971
24
Selected Changes in the Book of Mormon
1957
25
Open Letter on Book of Mormon Changes and Shall We Improve the Book of Mormon?
1954
26
Evan A. Shute, Column in Saints Herald
1955
27
Book of Mormon Revision Committee Proceedings RLDS
1954-1966
28
David Whitmer, Correspondence
1887
29
Interview with Martin Harris, from Tiffany's Monthly
1859-1882

Dead Sea Scrolls to Doctrine and Covenants, 1830-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Container(s) Description Dates
box
42
Folder
1
O. Preston Robinson, Articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls
1957
2
Greg Anderson, The Doctored Covenants: Why All the Changes?
1989
3
James A. Everett and Richard A. Nies, Doctrine and Covenants Compared
4
Doctrine and Covenants Articles
1835-1985
5
Wayne Ham, What Is the Doctrine and Covenants?
6
Revelations and Doctrine and Covenants Articles
1835-1981
7
Israel A. Smith, Book of Commandments versus Doctrine and Covenants
8
James D. Wardle, Doctrine and Covenants Correlation Index
9
James D. Wardle, Revelations of Joseph Smith and So-called
10
Joseph Smith Jr.'s Fraudulent Civil War Revelation, The Measure of a Prophecy, and News Clipping
1832
11
Doctrine and Covenants
12
The Articles and Covenants of the Church of Christ and W. W. Smith, The Book of Doctrine and Covenants
1832-1921
13
Lectures on Faith, from Doctrine and Covenants
1854
14
Book of Commandments, Title Pages
1830-1908
15
Doctrine and Covenants, RLDS
1938

First Vision to General Mormon Topics, 1855-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Container(s) Description Dates
box
43
Folder
1
Compilation of Articles on the First Vision
1980-1996
2
Compilation of Articles on Palmyra and the First Vision
1967-1982
3
First Vision Articles
1855-1975
4
Newspaper Clippings on Conflict with LDS Hierarchy
1945-1993
5
Phillip Eldred, Search and Feast and Bruce R. McConkie, Finding Answers to Gospel Questions
6
J. A. Holsworth, Spiritual Experiences
7
Clarence L. Wheaton, The New Translation, and P. Marion Sims, Notes on Joseph Smith's Translation
1957
8
R. V. Chamberlin, Conflict of Science and Religion and Jay M. Todd, In the Beginning
1970
9
A. M. Chase, Notes on Mormonism
10
A. M. Chase, Letter to Allan C. Wardle
11
Donald D. Landon, A Question of Means or Ends
1986
12
Virgin Birth Articles
1975
13
Vardis Fisher, Children of God from Readers Digest
1940
14
Farewell Testimonial of Spencer P. Felt and Lawrence A. Wallace
1911-1912
15
Parodies of the Articles of Faith
1910-1976
16
William Mulder, Mormonism and Literature
1954
17
James D. Wardle, Women Also Are Called to Serve and Newspaper Clippings on Women and Priesthood
1978-1990
18
James D. Wardle, Notes from Sermons and Quotations on Religion
19
Richard L. Evans, What Is a Mormon?
1954
20
Letter to Joseph Fielding Smith on Manner of Ordination to Priesthood, with Response
1955
21
Letter to Joseph Fielding Smith on Jesus's Marital Status, with Response
1963

General Mormon Topics to Masonry, 1842-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Container(s) Description Dates
box
44
Folder
1
James D. Wardle, Correspondence with Otis Gatewood
1944
2
James D. Wardle, Correspondence with Aubrey O. Dodd
1944
3
James D. Wardle, Correspondence with Phyllis Jackman, Kathleen Jackman, and Harry O. B. Robinson
1944
4
Joseph Smith Jr.'s Rare Reprints Catalog
1990
5
Bruce R. McConkie and Thoughts to Ponder
1982
6
Ordinances and Ceremonies
7
An Appeal to Members of the LDS Church by the ERA Missionary Project
8
Church News Clippings
1954-1972
9
Various Items on Mormonism
1843-1970
10
LDS Church News Articles
1936-1958
11
Probation after Death, Common Consent
1844
12
William P. Collins, Maurice L. Draper, Frank Evan Frye Articles
1982-1987
13
Russell F. Ralston and James A. Everett, The Photographic Notebook
1954
14
Yes, Let Us Reason Together
15
Deseret News, Reprints
1850-1950
16
J. R. Dummelow, Israel A. Smith, and J. Reuben Clark Jr. Articles
1954-1986
17
L. M. Hope, Steps unto Peace
1933
18
Preexistence and Hyrum Smith Articles
1842-1953
19
Andrew Neely and Philip DeZeng Bill of Costs
1826
20
Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Joseph Smith's Bainbridge, NY Court Trials
21
Richard Van Wagoner and Steve Walker, Joseph Smith: The Gift of Seeing
1982
22
Newspaper Clippings on Joseph Smith and Magic
1974-1985
23
Hyrum Smith Astrology Papers
24
Jacob Adamson and Reed C. Durham Masonry and Widow's Son
1980
25
Frederick S. Buchanan, Mormons and Masons
1993
26
S. H. Goodwin, Additional Studies in Mormonism and Masonry
1932
27-28
S. H. Goodwin, Mormonism and Masonry: A Utah Point of View
1921
29
Michael W. Homer, Masonry and Mormonism in Utah
1992
30
Clyde I. Rush, B. H. Roberts, and Ed Decker Freemasonry and Endowment
31
John E. Thompson, The Mormon Baptism of William Morgan
1985
32
Newspaper Clippings on the LDS Church and Masonry
1954
33
Defense of Masonry from The Ontario Phoenix, and The Masonic Symbols on the One Dollar Bill
1828

Mormon History, 1812-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Folder
1
Hofmann Forgeries, Newspaper Clippings and Reproductions
1980-1995
2
Roger D. Launius, William Marks and the Restoration
1979
3
S. Burnett, Letter to Lyman Johnson and Edward Lunt, A Remarkable Prophecy by John Taylor
1838
4
Kentucky Discovers Letter Mailed by Brigham Young and Revelation to Wilford Woodruff in the Wilderness
1880-1962
5
Study of Sidney Rigdon
1812-1914
6
William H. Whitsitt, Sidney Rigdon, Real Founder of Mormonism
1885
7
Times and Seasons
1841-1844
8
Newspapers
1837-1894
9
Nauvoo Expositor
1844
10
Prophet of Palmyra
11
The Book of John Whitmer, Kept by Commandment
1837
12
Items of History in Jackson County, Missouri
1933
13
Stanley Ivins, Changes from the Millennial Star Made in Publications
14
Newspaper Clippings on Items in Utah History
1957-1997
15
Bryant S. Hinckley, Joseph and Eunice McRae, and Stanley B. Kimball
1938-1966
16
Paul Bailey, Sam Brannan and the Mormons in Early California
1942
17
Peter C. Carlston and H. Michael Marquardt Articles
1937-1980
18
Discussion between Rev. John L. Shin and Elder Mark H. Forscutt
1875

Mormon History, 1813-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Container(s) Description Dates
box
46
Folder
1
Handcart and Migration Articles
1944-1956
2
LDS Church History and Mormon Heritage Magazine
1935-1986
3
Ebenezer Robinson, Items of Personal History of the Editor
1888-1898
4
Eugene Wagner, Huebener against the Reich
1985
5
John E. Thompson, The Patriarch and the Martyr
1986
6
Land of Shinehah and The House Where the Church Was Organized
1963-1970
7
Emmett's Company
8
Journey from the Missouri River to California, General Epistle from the Twelve Apostles to the LDS Church and John G. Allred Letter to George Boyce on Succession
1847-1925
9
Excerpt from An Historical Study of the Life of Orson Hyde
1955
10
Historical Items on Joseph Smith
1831-1984
11
The Mormons: Who and What They Are
1871
12
Sam Tucker Advocates Mormonism, and Mormonism, WHAM
1939-1941
13
Mormon Articles
1904-1980
14
Journal of History RLDS
1919
15
William and Rebecca Smith's Fox's Book of Martyrs
1813-1964
6
Mormon History, Miscellaneous Items
1860-1989

Mormon Personalities, 1924-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

Container(s) Description Dates
box
47
Folder
1-3
J. W. A. Bailey
1927-1949
4
J. T. Curtis, Correspondence and Writings
1929-1960
5
George T. Harrison Correspondence, Patriarchal Blessings
1924-1984
6
George T. Harrison, Mormonism Now and Then
1961
7
George T. Harrison Tracts
1978-1983

Mormon Personalities, 1934-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Container(s) Description Dates
box
48
Folder
1
C. J. Hunt, Handbills and Correspondence
1934-1948
2
Byron Marchant Newspaper Clipping, Pamphlets, and Mormon Exaggerations
1978-1996
3
Byron Marchant Reprints of Assorted Historical Documents
4
Byron Marchant History and Joseph Smith
1996
5
Sterling McMurrin Essays and Articles
1979-1988
6
Hugh Nibley Writings and Newspaper Clipping
1961-1975
7
LaMar Petersen Correspondence and Writings
1964-1978
8
M. Wilford Poulson Correspondence and Quotations
1954
9
Scientific Psychology and Human Welfare and What Freedom is Found in the Local Culture?
1939-1962
10
M. H. Siegfried, Correspondence
1958-1951

Pearl of Great Price to Polygamy, 1842-1985Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
box
49
Folder
1
Articles on the Joseph Smith Papyri
1967-1969
2
Book of Abraham Articles
1964-1981
3
James R. Clark, Excerpts from The Story of the Pearl of Great Price
1955
4
Newspaper Clippings and Articles on Pearl of Great Price
1958-1985
5
Melodie Moench Charles, The Mormon Christianizing of the OT
1980
6
James D. Wardle, Correspondence on Joseph Smith and Polygamy
1944-1967
7
James D. Wardle, Articles on Polygamy
1944
8
Federal Cases on Bigamy
1896
9
Miscellaneous Articles and Court Records
1844-1989
10
Polygamy Articles
1846-1947
11-13
Marriage and Polygamy Articles
1844-1975
14
Quincy K. Kimball, Plurality of Wives
15
Polygamy Articles
1842-1974
16
Lawrence Foster, Excerpt from Religion and Sexuality
1981
17
Buckney's Lamentation for Want of More Wives
1844
18
Lists of Joseph Smith's Wives
19
Lyndon W. Cook, Civil Marriage in Nauvoo and Some Outlying Areas
1980
20
Polygamy Papers
1936-1978
21
Israel A. Smith, Joseph Smith Never Practiced Polygamy
1940
22
Evidence Against Joseph Smith Being a Polygamist and Polygamy Statement by Joseph Smith III
1842-1852
23
The Spiritual Wife System Proven False and Was Joseph Smith a Polygamist?
1856
24
John R. Haldeman, Origin of Polygamy among Latter-day Saints
1904
25
RLDS Tracts on Polygamy
26
C. J. Hunt, Justice Delayed and Oliver Cowdery Opposed to Polygamy
1937-1944
27
Andrew Jenson, Plural Marriage and John Hardy, Startling Developments
1844-1887
28
Mormon Officials Stated the Church Must Not Give Up Plural Marriage
29
Elbert A. Smith, All Brighamite Roads Lead to Polygamy
30
Epistle of Wilford Woodruff and Polygamy Articles
1874
31
Article on Marriage Deleted from 1876 Doctrine and Covenants
1835
32
Stanley S. Ivins, Notes on Mormon Polygamy
1956
33
The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and D&C Condemn Polygamy
34
Saints Herald and Zions Ensign on Polygamy
1859-1958
35
John Davis, Otherwise
36
Is Plural Marriage Essential to Salvation?
37
David H. Smith, The Bible versus Polygamy
38
Polygamy in the Bible: Is It Approved of God?
39
Albert Ellis, A Case for Polygamy
1960

RLDS Succession, 1863-1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Folder
1
Letter to Jack L. Verhei on Changing Affiliation from RLDS to LDS
1960
2
Positive Evangelistic Approaches to LDS Doctrines
1965-1975
3-4
Succession Articles
1879-1976
5
RLDS Tracts on Succession
1854-1923
6
Joseph Smith III's Blessing and the Mormons of Utah
1982
7
RLDS Succession Articles
1863
8
Ward H. Forman, Ye Shall Know Them by Their Fruits
1907
9
Joseph Smith III and RLDS Succession Articles
1888-1988

Succession, 1835-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 51

Container(s) Description Dates
box
51
Folder
1
B. H. Roberts, A Sufficient Answer to the Josephites
2
Lynn L. Bishop, Excerpt from The Keys of the Priesthood Illustrated
3
Samuel R. Carpenter, Differences between the Reorganized Church and the Utah Church
1958
4
The Brighamite
5
Photograph Pages
1835-1978
6
F. M. Cooper, Teachings in Contrast
7
David A. Richardson, Return to Joseph Smith II
8
Melchizedek and Aaronic Herald Isaac Sheen
1849-1947
9
E. C. Briggs, Retrospective View of the Reorganization
1897
10-11
Saints Herald
1860-1975
12
Correspondence and Articles on RLDS-LDS Relations
1991-1992

Succession to Temple Ceremony, 1854-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description Dates
box
52
Folder
1-2
Reorganized Church Tracts on Mormonism
1854-1996
3
Items on Utah Mormon Temples
1868-1993

Temple Ceremony, 1838-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Container(s) Description Dates
box
53
Folder
1
Compilation on LDS Temple Ceremony
1857-1983
2
The Mormons: Their Destiny Is Shaped in Their Temple
1938
3
Times and Seasons on Temples
1840-1841
4
Church News on Temples
1953-1990
5
Temple Recommends
1951
6
Temples of the Most High and Rocky Mountain Saints
1879-1944
7
Temple Articles
1990-1997
8
Joesph Smith Correspondence and Prophecies
1843-1942
9
William Jarman, Temple Endowment Ritual and Ceremonies
1869
10
John Thomas, Rise, Progress, and Dispersion of the Mormons
1849

Temple Ceremony to Theology, 1847-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 54

Container(s) Description Dates
box
54
Folder
1-5
Increase and Maria Van Dusen Articles
6
W. M. Paden, Temple Mormonism: An Expose of the Temple Ceremony
1931
7
Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of Utah on Temple Ceremony
1889
8
Vernon J. Danielson, Crimes and Treasons of the Mormon Church
1933
9
Nephi Anderson, D. J. Morgan, James D. Wardle, and Jerald Tanner
1911-1982
10
RLDS Views on Temples and the Temple Lot
1931-1987
11-12
Articles on the Nature of God
1941-1965
13
Charles Fry, A Study in Prophecy Covering the Destiny of the United States
1950
14
Vardis H. Fisher, The Godhead
1953
15
F. F. Hintze, Higher Spiritual Thoughts, Excerpt and Correspondence
1944
16
Articles on the Nature of God and Jesus Christ
1934-1994
17
Garland E. Tickemeyer, Joseph Smith and the Plurality of Gods Theory
1976
18
Charles R. Hield, The Godhead of the Restoration and Correspondence
1952
19
Our God Is Consistent
20
Nature of God and Man and Other Notes of Theology

Theology to Word of Wisdom, 1847-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 55

Container(s) Description Dates
box
55
Folder
1
Russell F. Ralston, The Ralston Folios and The Mimeographed Brochures
1943
2
Some Fundamental Beliefs of the Church LDS
1968
3
Nature of God, Resurection, and Mormon Theology
1888-1985
4-5
Owen Kendall White Jr., The Social Psychological Basis of Mormon New-Orthodoxy
1967
6
Articles on Mormons and Chrisitianity
1982-1984
7
Miscellaneous Articles
1844-1983
8
Discourses on Theology by Early Utah Church Leaders
1839-1885
9
Adam-God Articles
1977-1980
10
Notes and Articles on Tithing
1847-1940
11
United Order Articles
1942-1977
12
Church News Clippings on Word of Wisdom
1931-1983
13
LDS General Authorities on Prohibition
1933

Various Christian Religions, 1924-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 56

Container(s) Description Dates
box
56
Folder
1
Beliefs of Our Neighbors Correspondence
1960-1962
2
James D. Wardle, Beliefs of Our Neighbors, Manuscripts
1961-1962
3
James D. Wardle, Beliefs of Our Neighbors
1961-1962
4
C. G. Mesley, Beliefs of My Neighbor
1949
5
Chart comparing Christian Denominations
6
N. L. Ard, Prophetic Charts
1951
7-8
Baptist Tracts
1935-1960
9
British IsraelismBWashington's Vision, Tracts
1924-1942
10
Catholicism Tracts
1924-1954
11
Jehovah's Witnesses Publications
1958-1989

Various Christian Religions, 1907-1985Return to Top

Container(s): Box 57

Container(s) Description Dates
box
57
Folder
1
Harold E. C. Wicke, A Catechism of Differences, Lutheranism
1949
2
Revelation Seminar
1985
3
Tracts and Clippings on Sabbatarianism
1918-1954
4
Yahweh's Assembly in Messiah, Sabbatarianism, Tracts
1984-1985
5
House of Prayer for All People, Sabbatarianism, Showers of Blessing
1978-1983
6
Seventh Day Adventism, Tracts
1937
7
Swedenborgianism, Tracts
1926
8
Unitarianism, Tracts and Speeches
1907-1961

Christian Publications, 1923-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 58

Container(s) Description Dates
box
58
Folder
1
Friendly Letter Service of the Seekers and Servers
1963
2
Clifton's Food for Thot
1954-1958
3
Action for Human Welfare
1962-1965
4
Science Proves The Story of Creation and Changing Palestine
1923-1949
5
Radio Articles
1936-1948
6
Miscellaneous Articles
1955-1983
7
Ralph D. Bullock, Tracts
8
Suggested Method for Marking Bible and Making Inserts
9
Publications and Newspaper Clippings on Christianity
1933-1952
10-12
Christian Tracts and Publications
1938-1996
13
Christian Art, Bible Maps, and the Book of Daniel
The Book of Daniel contains some notations by Wardle.

World and New Age Religions, 1953-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 59

Container(s) Description Dates
box
59
Folder
1
The Path of Buddhism
1955
2
A New Religion Rising Caodaism
1953
3
Church Universal and Triumphant and the Sons of Jared, Correspondence and Publications
1965-1989
4
Gerald Lights Group, School of the Rose Cross, Resurrection Flame and Miscellaneous Papers
1959-1962
5
The Marcap Council Bulletin
1961-1962
6
New Zealand Scientific Space Research Group, Newsletters
1960-1971
7
The Society of the Inner Light, Correspondence and Lessons
1966-1968
8
Sologa Group, Solographs
1962-1964
9
Sprititualist Tracts
10
Sarah Stair, Messages and Correspondence
1959-1961

New Age and UFO Publications, 1960-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 60

Container(s) Description Dates
box
60
Folder
1
Biorhythm Materials
1961-1975
2
The Mind Is outside the Body Meditation Aids
3
Health Research Fliers
1988-1990
4-5
Health Research, Republished Mimeographed Books
1960

New Age and UFO Publications, 1960-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 61

Container(s) Description Dates
box
61
Folder
1-3
Health Research, Republished Mimeographed Books
1960
4
Voix Nombrer
This is a packet on Numerology.
5
Forgotten Ages
1978
6
Articles on Paranormal Phenomena, List of Tarot Cards, and Millennial Designs
1961-1983
7
J. Robert Ostgaard, Letter on Reincarnation and the Bible
1954
8
Stewart Robertson, The White Lama
1938
9
UFO Papers
1966-1997
10
Articles on Ancient History, Gutenberg Bible, and Noah's Ark
1937-1976
11
Valentina P. Wasson, I Ate the Sacred Mushrooms
1957

Non-Religious Publications, 1918-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 62

Container(s) Description Dates
box
62
Folder
1
Notice: How to Open a Book and Newspaper Clippings on Library Collections
1949-1991
2
Pitrim A. Sorokin, The Case against Sex Freedom
1954
3
Utah Business Advertisements
1948-1968
4
Stalin at 65" and Newspaper Clippings on World War II
1944-1965
5
Newspaper Columns on Health and Philosophy
1968
6
The Undying Serpent, Mantegna, Magazine Clippings on the Common Calendar, and Masterpieces of Chinese Art
1935-1957
7
The Deadly Battle to Become King of the Gypsies
1974
8
Utah Constitution, Equal Rights Amendment
9
Parliamentary Procedure
1962
10
Articles on Jews and Racism
1937-1974
11
Max John Smith, A Benedictine Monastery at Alpine, Utah
1967
12
Voice of Experience Radio Messages
1932
13
What's Right?, Who's to Blame?, More or Less, and Were These Inventions Suppressed?
1951-1956
14
The Slide Rule Simplified, and You Too Can Read Handwriting for Pleasure and Profit
1918-1955
15
Articles on Health
1950
16
Basketball, Personell, and Miscellaneous Articles
17
Sheet Music
18
Utah Companies and Departments Papers
1989
19
Election Fliers
1945-1960
20
Utah Earthquake and General Interest Newspaper Clippings
1930-1962

Non-religious Publications, 1946-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 63

Container(s) Description Dates
box
63
Folder
1
Health Budget
1961-1968
2
Health Facts for Barbers
3-4
The Little Listening Post at Washington, D.C.
1955-1965
5
Ralph Blois, Freethought Action Newsletter
1960
6
The Inner Tribunal Renders Its Righteous Verdict
7
A Survey of Public Attitudes toward the Criminal Justice System in Utah
1971
8
Materials on Ralph Bailey
1997-2001
9
Pamphlets and Booklets on Euthanasia, Living Wills, Emergency Planning, Larkin Memorial Corporation, and Body Donation
1963-1988
10
Finances and Taxes
1948-1991
11
Newspaper Clippings, Order Forms, and Publications
1946-1976
12
The Begatting of a President

Prints, 1958Return to Top

Container(s): Box 64

Container(s) Description Dates
box
64
Folder
1
Maps of Gros Ventre Wilderness Area, Wyoming
2
Plates from Wilford C. Wood, Joseph Smith Begins His Work
1958
3-5
Miscellaneous Prints

Scrapbook, 1935-1955Return to Top

Container(s): Box 65

Container(s) Description Dates
box
65
Folder
1
Scrapbook
1935-1955

Miscellaneous Religious Material, 1830-1954Return to Top

Container(s): Box 66

Container(s) Description Dates
box
66
Folder
1
Advertisement for the Book of Mormon
1830
2
Manuscript of the Book of Abraham
1842
3
Joseph Smith, Latter Day Saints
1844
4
Hancock Eagle
Contains advertisements for the sale of the Kirtland temple.
1846
5
Joseph Smith III, One Wife or Many
1889
6
Letter of Thomas L. Barnes about Joseph Smith's Death
1897
7
Wardle Family Records from I. V. Bible 1st Ed.
1898
8
Joseph F. Smith, Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon
1899
9
Saucers
1954

Correspondence, Revelation, Bound and Unbound Articles, 1880-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 67

Container(s) Description Dates
box
67
Folder
1
Independence, Missouri Correspondence
1954-1958
2
Celestial Marriage
1882
3
A Revelation to Wilford Woodruff
1880
4
Blessing Document Saga
1981-1988
5
"Conflict"
1973
6
Reorganization Weighed
1910
7
Succession in the Presidency
8
Zion's Advocate
1954
9
Word About Succession
1907

Bound and Unbound ArticlesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 68

Container(s) Description Dates
box
68
Folder
1-2
Negro Priesthood Question Articles Bound Articles
1836-1988
3
Priesthood Articles
1969-1980
4
Priesthood and Presidency
1898-1930
5
Authority of the Leadership of the Church
1909
6
Corner Stones of Reorganization
1909
7
Claims of the Reorganized Church
8
Blood Atonement
1916
9
The Reorganites (Josephites)
1954
10
Reorganized Church vs. Salvation for the Dead
1905

Bound Articles, 1965-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 69

Container(s) Description Dates
box
69
Folder
1-2
Mormonism Churches Bound Articles
1997
3
Positive Evangelistic Approaches to LDS Doctrines
1965-1981

Bound Articles, 1823-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 70

Container(s) Description Dates
box
70
Folder
1
Utah Mormon Temple Ceremony Bound Articles
1823-1988
2
"Christus Veritas"
1952
3
"The Mormon Intrigue"
1984

Microfilm Cabinet, 1802-1972Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1-2
Utah RLDS Branch Records
1865-1911
3
Saints Advocate
1878-1886
4
Saints Herald
1881-1896
5
Abstract of Evidence: Temple Lot Case
1893
6
J. W. A. Bailey, Notes on Utah Mormonism
1945-1946
7
Research in Mormonism
1956
8
The Saints Advocate
9
The Messenger
Microfilm relates to the RLDS protest movement of the 1920s.
1925-1927
10
The Olive Branch
1848-1849
11
Carrie W. Whitney, Kansas City, Its History and Its People
1908
12
B. Winchester, History of the Priesthood and Documentary History of the Church
1843-1942
13
Zion's Watchman
1853-1856
14
The Ensign of Liberty of the Church of Christ
1847-1849
15
Utah and the Mormons
A catalog of the rare books, manuscripts and paintings held by Edward Eberstadt and Sons.
16
Western Message
1843-1844
17
Miscellaneous
1832-1972
18
A. Richard Robertson, A Comparative History of Periodicals of the Church
1951
19
Messenger and Advocate of the Church of Christ
1845
20
LDS Southern Star
1898-1900
21
Journal of History and The Book of John Whitmer
1838-1908
22
Journal of History
1915-1923
23
Stanley R. Gunn, Oliver Cowdery
1942
24
Orson Pratt Pamphlets
1851
25
Nauvoo Expositor
26
The Death of a Mormon Dictator and Letters of Massachusetts Mormons
1843-1936
27
Article on Book of Mormon Language
1912
28
Book of Mormon Cross Reference Index
29
Book of Mormon, Printer's Manuscript
1830
30
John W. Fitzgerald, A Study of the Doctrine and Covenants
1940
31
Doctrine and Covenants, Egyptian Grammar, and Miscellaneous
1842-1950
32
Joseph Smith as an Interpreter and Translator of Egyptian
1913
33
Nouveau Systeme de Traduction des Hieroglyphes Egyptiens
1857
34
The Absurdities of Mormonism Portrayed
1843
35
Ethan Smith, View of the Trinity
1824
36
Seth Payson, Proofs of Illuminism
1802

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints--Archives--Catalogs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Notes