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Ray B. West Drafts of Kingdom Come, 1954-1957

Overview of the Collection

Creator
West, Ray Benedict, 1908-1990.
Title
Ray B. West Drafts of Kingdom Come
Dates
1954-1957 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 boxes, (3 linear ft.)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 011
Summary
Notes, drafts, and revisions used for the writing of Kingdom of the Saints; also includes bibliographies, correspondence, and miscellaneous notes.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Open to public research.
Languages
English.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Writer and professor.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Ray B. West drafts consist of the notes, drafts, and revisions which went into the writing of Kingdom of the Saints. The drafts have been assembled in consecutive order, as far as that could be determined.

boxes two through six contain successive drafts of the book and some of these are not complete. The final draft and published version is contained in box six. The remaining box (1) contains bibliographies, correspondence, and miscellaneous notes.

In the summer of 1954, Ray B. West was awarded a fellowship from the Newberry Library in Chicago and began his research for the book Kingdom of the Saints. The completed version was published by the Viking Press in 1957.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Ray B. West Drafts of Kingdom Come must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Ray B. West Drafts of Kingdom Come, 1954-1957 (COLL MSS 011). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Miscellaneous PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Bibliography for Kingdom of the Saints
1 1a
Bibliography cards used by Ray B. West
1 2
Notes for Kingdom of the Saints (1) [much of the material in folders two through four was rejected]
1 3
Notes for Kingdom of the Saints (2)
1 4
Notes for Kingdom of the Saints (3)
1 5
Notes for Kingdom of the Saints (4)
1 6
Notes for Kingdom of the Saints (5)
1 7
Notes for Kingdom of the Saints (6)
1 8
Rejected portions of the Brigham Young manuscripts
1 9
Initial draft of chapter one and rejected pages
1 10
First draft of a portion of Kingdom of the Saints
1 11
Synopsis of chapter one, first draft and synopsis of preface
1 12
Ray B. West, correspondence, 1954
1 13
Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles dealing with Utah and the Mormons.
1 14
Cards and pamphlets: Mormonism and historic sites
1 15
Notes on Brigham Young
1 16
Notes on Brigham Young

II:  DraftsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
First draft and corrections, chapter 1-2; typescript
2 2
First draft and corrections, chapter 3-4: typescript
2 3
First draft and correction, chapters 5-6: typescript
2 4
First draft and correction, chapters 7-9: typescript
2 5
First draft and correction, chapters 10-11: typescript
2 6
First draft and correction, chapters 12 (16), 15: typescript
2 7
First draft and various corrections, chapters 3-4: carbon
2 8
First draft, chapters 7-9: carbon Fld, 9. First draft, chapters 10-11: carbon
3 1
Second draft, chapters 1-2: typescript
3 2
Second draft, chapters 3-4: typescript
3 3
Second draft, chapters 5-6: typescript
3 4
Second draft, chapters 7-9: typescript
3 5
Second draft, chapters 10-12: typescript
3 6
Second draft, chapters 13-14: typescript
3 7
Second draft, chapters 15-16: typescript
3 8
Second draft, chapters 1-3: carbon
3 9
Second draft, chapters 4-6: carbon
3 10
Second draft, chapters 7-8: carbon
3 11
Second draft, chapters 9: carbon
3 12
Second draft, chapters 12-14: carbon
3 13
Second draft, chapters 15-16: carbon
4 1
Third draft, chapters 1-2: typescript (reworking of chapters 1-2)
4 2
Third draft, chapters 1-2: carbon (reworking of chapters 1-2)
4 3
Third draft, chapters 1-2: typescript
4 4
Third draft, chapters 3-4: typescript
4 5
Third draft, chapters 5-6: typescript
4 6
Third draft, chapters 7-9: typescript
4 7
Third draft, chapters 10-12: typescript
4 8
Third draft, chapters 13-14: typescript
4 9
Third draft, chapters 1-2: carbon
4 10
Third draft, chapters 3-4: carbon
4 11
Third draft, chapters 5-7: carbon
4 12
Third draft, chapters 8-10: carbon
4 13
Third draft, chapters 11-13: carbon
4 14
Third draft, chapters 14-15: carbon
5 1
Fourth draft, chapters 1-2 and various corrected pages : typescript
5 2
Various revised and corrected pages (1)
5 3
Various revised and corrected pages (2)
5 4
Fourth draft, chapters 1-2: carbon
5 5
Fourth draft, chapters 3-4: carbon
5 6
Fourth draft, chapters 5-6: carbon
5 7
Fourth draft, chapters 7-8: carbon
5 8
Fourth draft, chapters 9-10: carbon
5 9
Fourth draft, chapters 11-12: carbon
5 10
Fourth draft, chapters 13-14: carbon
6 1
Final draft, preface and chapters 1-2
6 2
Final draft, chapters 3-5
6 3
Final draft, chapters 6-8
6 4
Final draft, chapters 9-13
6 5
Final draft, chapters 13-14
6 6
Final draft, chapter 15 and bibliography