Kirk Alan Watson papers, 1833-2004  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Watson, Kirk Alan
Title
Kirk Alan Watson papers
Dates
1833-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn2124
Summary
The Kirk Alan Watson papers (1833-2004) contain documents, articles, and correspondence pertaining to Watson's research into the fundamentalist break offs from of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), beginning with early 1900s schisms such as the Eastmanites and moving through the formation of the "Woolley Group" that became the basis for LDS Fundamentalism, notorious for practicing polygamy.
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 hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English, French, Spanish


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Kirk Alan Watson papers (1833-2004) contain documents, articles, and correspondence pertaining to Watson's research into the fundamentalist break offs from of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), beginning with early 1900s schisms such as the Eastmanites and moving through the formation of the "Woolley Group" that became the basis for LDS Fundamentalism, notorious for practicing polygamy. The collection includes a selection of essays on the sociology of heresy, schism, and sect formation, then proceeds to the application of such to LDS historical episodes, as well as the reaction of the LDS Church to Fundamentalism.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Heresy and Fundamentalism, 1838-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Sociology of Heresy
1963-2003
2
Ideological Hegemony and Heresy
1974-2004
3
Comparative Fundamentalism
1912-2004
4
Social Science on New Religious Movements
1946-2003
5
LDS Church Reforms
1987-2004
6
The Kirtland Apostasy
1838-2004
7
Heresy and the LDS Church
1962-2002

LDS Fundamentalists, 1833-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
LDS Sects and Schisms
1967-2004
2
Post-Manifesto Plural Marriages
1985-2003
3
Ernest F. Sterm
1901-1914
4
Samuel Eastman, "Reminiscences of My Life"
1914
5
Order of Aaron
1998
6-7
LeBaron Ancestry and Priesthood Claim
1833-2003
8
Joel LeBaron
1961-2003

LDS Fundamentalists, 1936-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1-2
Ervil LeBaron
1963-2002
3
Dayer LeBaron
4
Benjamin T. LeBaron
1945-2003
5
Ross W. LeBaron
1936-2003
6
Ross W. LeBaron Jr
1977-2001
7
Anti-LeBaron Literature
Includes Bruce R. McConkie, "Cultism as Practiced by the So-Called Church of the Firstborn of the Fulness of Times."
1959-1963
8
Fred C. Collier
1975-1999
9
Tom Green
1995-2003
10
Robert R. Black
2001-2003

LDS Fundamentalists, 1874-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Nathanial Baldwin
1898-1992
2
Abraham Teerlink, "The Gospel Journal"
1935
3
Eugene Bigelow, "Zion Bondage and Redemption"
1927
4
Ed Alder Letter to Owen Allred
5
Clyde Neilsen
1941-1948
6
Jesse B. Stone
1933-1961
7
Barnet Miles Giles
1874-1999
8
Alex Joseph
1975
9
Kingston Group
1931-2004
10
Art Bulla
11
Robert C. Crossfield, "School of the Prophet"
1969
12
Margarito Bautista, Fundamentalists in Mexico
1936-1997
13
Gerald W. Peterson
1981
14
John W. Bryant
15
Heber J. Bennion
1923-1954

LDS Fundamentalists, 1917-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
The Woolley Story
Includes Fred Collier, "The Woolley Story: A Hairy Predicament."
1945-2001
2
Moroni Jessop
1942-1950
3
Joseph W. Musser
1917-1992
4
One Mighty and Strong
1961-2003
5
Louis Alma Kelsch
6
Laura Tree Zitting, "The Life of Charles Zitting"
1988
7-8
Francis M. Darter
1917-2002

LDS Response to Fundamentalism, 1916-2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
The Davis Stake Patriarchs Quorum
2
Lawrence Foster, "A Little-known Defense of Polygamy"
1974
3
The White Horse Prophecy
4
Truth
1935
5
The New Era
1916-1933
6
J. Max Anderson, "The Polygamy Story"
1979
7
J. Max Anderson, "Mormon Fundamentalism"
8
Independent Fundamentalists
1918-2003
9
LDS Response to Fundamentalism
1929-1998

LDS Fundamentalism, 1868-2004Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Anti-Fundamentalist Articles
1966-1991
2
Mace Church, "Further Light and Knowledge"
3
Ken Driggs Essays
Included are "This Will Someday Be the Head and Not the Tail of the Church: History of the Mormon Fundamentalists at Short Creek," "Twentieth-Century Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons and Southern Utah," "Fundamentalist Attitudes toward the Church: The Sermons of Leroy S. Johnson," and "After the Manifesto: Modern Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons."
1998-2001
4
Articles and Essays
Includes Martha Bradley, "The Woment of Fundamentalism: Short Creek 1953;" Omri Elisha, "Sustaining Charisma: Mormon Sectarian Culture and the Struggle for Plural Marriage;" Ralph Snow, "Polygamy and the Mormon People;" and Daymon Smith, "Secrecy and the Fetishism thereof: Mormon Fundamentalism and Valorizations of the Private Sphere."
1909-2002
5
Recent Fundamentalists
1937-2003
6
Lynn Bishop and Stephen Bishop, "The Truth about John Woolley and Lorin Woolley"
1972
7
Notes and General Items
1868-2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--Schisms
  • Mormon Fundamentalism
  • Polygamy--Religious aspects--Mormon Church
  • Corporate Names :
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Eastmanites)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Correspondence