David L. Bigler papers, 1804-2016  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bigler, David L., 1927-2018
Title
David L. Bigler papers
Dates
1804-2016 (inclusive)
Quantity
15 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn3079
Summary
The David L. Bigler papers (1799-2016) consist of Bigler family materials, lectures, professional papers, correspondence, book reviews, manuscripts, documents, L.D.S. publications, newspaper clippings, journals, autobiographies, church mission records, scholarly articles, and research notes. Materials pertaining to several of Bigler's publications comprise the bulk of his papers.
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
special@library.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

David Louis Bigler was born on 9 May 1927 in Provo, Utah. After serving in the U. S. navy during World War II and the Korean War, he became a student at the University of Utah where he was the editor of the student newspaper. In 1950 David graduated with a degree in journalism. While in the employ of the United Press, Bigler obtained a job at the Geneva Steel Company working there for thirty-six years in the public relations department. Prior to his retirement in 1986 at the age of fifty-nine, David commenced a second career as a historian unaffiliated with an academic institution. David's publishing career spanned forty-four years beginning in 1967 with an article which appeared appearing in the "Utah Historical Quarterly". The topic of the article was Fort Limhi, a mid-nineteenth century Mormon community in Oregon territory. Bigler later (2001) published a book focussing upon the Mormon experience at Fort Limhi. David wrote and edited five books, co-authored one work with Will Bagley, co-edited two other publications with Will Bagley, and published over forty articles and book reviews in scholarly journals. The subjects of these works included the role of Mormons in the California gold discovery, a study of the L. D. S. effort to construct a theocratic society in Utah, a discussion of the political and miltary history of the Mormon Battalion, a collection of previously unknown sources concerning the Mountain Meadows massacre, and an exposition of the Mormon confrontation with the federal government during the 1850s.

Bigler, a self-proclaimed revisionist historian, was not a practitioner of faith-promoting Mormon history. An ex-Mormon with prominent L. D. S. ancestors, David strove to present material in an unbiased, non-hagiographical, unsanitized narration and analysis of nineteenth century Mormon ideas, leaders, ideas, and actions. In his final publication entitled "Confessions of a Revisionist Historian" (2015), David contended that his work which was "more honest, factual, and internally consistent", and thus it superseded an allegedly "bogus, spurious, and fictionalized" account of L.D.S. history. Several organizations, such as the Utah State Historical Society, the Mormon History Association, the Board of Utah State History, the John Whitmer Historical Association, the Western Writers of America, and the Westerners International have acclaimed Bigler's work with three best book awards and two best articles of the year awards. The three best book awards (1999-2012) were bestowed upon "Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896", "Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives", and "The Mormon Rebellion: America's First Civil War, 1857-1858". In 1992 the Utah State Historical Society presented a service award to Bigler and two years later the American Association of State and Local History recognized David's lifetime accomplishments in Utah history by issuing an award of commendation. Southern Utah State College granted him with a honorary Doctor of Letters in 1979 for his contributions to its community as a member of the college's Institutional Council.

Non-institutional evaluations of Bigler's impressive productivity were often laudatory. His edited works received considerable praise for furnishing ample bibliographical references, important biographical information, and pertinent historical background related to the printed sources. Bigler and his collaborator Will Bagley were commended for their tireless efforts to discover new documentary materials which significantly advanced our knowledge of various aspects of Mormon history. Manuscript and book reviewers frequently called attention to Bigler's felicitous prose, even-handed treatment of ninteenth century L.D.S. historical events, well-organized presentation, compelling arguments, thought provoking and perceptive analysis, refreshing revision of standard narratives, and very thorough utilization of primary source material. Occasionally criticism was made of Bigler's iconoclastic tendencies towards faith promoting versions of Mormon history, over reliance upon U. S. governmental documents and viewpoints, under usage of materials favorable to L.D.S. motives and actions, and an over emphasis on the role of Mormon violence. The book which attracted the greatest scholarly interest was "Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896". More than twenty reviews of this work appeared in scholarly journals.

David was quite active in numerous professional, civil, and religious organizations. He was a an officer and director in the Utah Manufacturers Association, the Utah Mining Association, the Salt Lake Area of the Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the University of Utah Libraries. Bigler served as chairman of Utah County's initial United Way campaign, was a founder of the Utah Heritage Foundation, chaired Utah's first Equal Opportunity Conference, and acted as the vice-president of the Utah Advisory Council for Vocational Education. David was a founder and first president of the Utah Westerners, presided over the Oregon-California Trails Association, was a member of the Utah Board of State History, and held memberships in the Western History Association, the Mormon History Association, the Utah State Historical Society, the U. S. Mormon Battalion Association, the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, the Gold Discovery Park Association, and the Sacramento Westerners. He was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, served as an elder in three Christian churches, and taught Utah history to his Presbyterian congregation's Sunday School class.

David L. Bigler died on 31 January, 2018 in Roseville, California.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The David L. Bigler papers (1799-2016) consist of Bigler family materials, lectures, professional papers, correspondence, book reviews, manuscripts, documents, L.D.S. publications, newspaper clippings, journals, autobiographies, church mission records, scholarly articles, and research notes. Materials pertaining to several of Bigler's publications comprise the bulk of his papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: David L. Bigler papers, ACCN 3079, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 3079.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Biographical Materials, Lectures and PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Biographical Materials
1 2
David Bigler's Oral History Transcript
1990
1 3
Lecture: "Azariah Smith and the Discovery of Gold"
1997
1 4
Remarks: "Seeing the Mormon Elephant: Forty Niners in the Kingdom of God"
1999
1 5
Lecture: "Gold Discovery Eyewitness"
2001
1 6
Lecture: "Sources of Conflict: Mormons and Their Neighbors, 1830-1890"
2003
1 7
Paper: "Terror on the Trail: The Massacre at Mountain Meadows"
2005
1 8
Paper: "The Great Reformation: Prelude to the 1857-1858 Utah War"
2006
1 9
Paper: "A Lion in the Path: Origins of the Utah War, 1857-1858"
2006
1 10
Paper: "Theocracy Versus Republic: An Irrepressible Conflict"
2006
1 11
Lecture: "America's First Civil War"
2006
1 12
Remarks: "A Few More Good Men"
2007
1 13-15
Salt Lake Seminary Class: "Forgotten Kingdom: The Mormon Theocracy in America's West, 1847-1896"
2001
1 16
K.S.L. Radio Comments

Correspondence and Book ReviewsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1-3
Correspondence: David Bigler
1952-2016
2 4
Publishing Agreements and Author Royalty Reports
1989-2009
2 5-6
Correspondence: Will Bagley
1995-2008
2 7
Correspondence: Sandra Tanner
2003-2007
2 8-9
Oregon-California Trails Association Correspondence
1990-1999
2 10-11
"Crossroads"
1992-1999
2 12
Book Reviews
1975-2009
2 13
Manuscript Reviews
1983-2014

Bigler Family MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Jacob C. Bigler's Diary
1855
3 2
Jacob C. Bigler's Account of a L.D.S. Church Meeting
1856
3 3
Correspondence: Jacob C. Bigler
1861-1863
3 4
Jacob C. Bigler's Journal
1863
3 5
Letter: Jacob C. Bigler
1875
3 6
Life Story of Jacob C. Bigler
3 7
Henry W. Bigler's Diary
1847-1848
3 8
Correspondence: Henry W. Bigler
1880-1895
3 9
Two Brief Histories of James Guymon
1947
3 10
Clara Guymon Boyer's Letter to L. B. Bigler and a Brief History of Her Grandfather
1947
3 11
Thomas Guymon's Family History
1947
3 12
Brief Biography of Rhoda Nease Guymon
3 13
Bigler Family Genealogical Records

The Gold Discovery Journal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Albert Smith's Journal
1804-1889
4 2
Albert Smith's Letter to Elliot Mason
1842
4 3-4
Azariah Smith's Journal: Volumes I and II
1846-1860
4 5
Biographies of Albert and Azariah Smith
4 6
Isaac Pollard's Memoranda
1850-1855
4 7
Erwin G. Gudde: "Bigler's Chronicle of the West"
1962
4 8
Book Reviews: "The Gold Discovery Journal of Azariah Smith"
1990-2001
4 9
Newspaper Articles
1994-1998

The Forgotten Kingdom ManuscriptReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Outline and Remarks: "The Forgotten Kingdom The Mormon Theocracy in the American West, 1847-1896"
5 2
Chapter 3: "Early Indian Wars"
5 3
Chapter 4: "The Kingdom Sovereign"
5 4
Chapter 5: "The Handcart Disaster"
5 5
Chapter 6: "The Great Reformation"
5 6
Chapter 8: "An Awful Tale of Blood"
5 7
Chapter 9: "Peace But Not Peace"
5 8
Chapter 10: "Fourth Bid for Sovereignty"
5 9
Chapter 11: "The California Volunteers"
5 10
Chapter 12: "Mines, Murder, and Land"
5 11
Chapter 13: "The New Social Order"
5 12
Chapter 14: "The Impending Conflict"
5 13
Chapter 15: "A Time of Trials"
5 14
Chapter 16: "Marshals and Cohabs"
5 15
Chapter 17: "Last Days of the Kingdom"
5 16
Book Reviews: "The Forgotten Kingdom"
1998-2003

The Forgotten Kingdom: Documents and CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1845
6 2
Occupation of Mexican Territory Documents
1846
6 3
Act to Establish a Territorial Government for Utah
1850
6 4
Utah Territorial Militia Records
1850-1853
6 5
N. Slater: "Fruits of Mormonism"
1851
6 6
J. W. Gunnison: "The Mormons or Latter-day Saints in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake"
1852
6 7
The Gunnison Massacre of 1853 Materials
1853-1984
6 8
Correspondence: Garlant Hurt and Brigham Young
1855-1857
6 9
Cedar Stake Journal
1856-1859
6 10
U.S. Government Statute Documents
1857-1887
6 11
Correspondence
1857-1870
6 12
Judge John Cradlebaugh Materials
1858-1879
6 13
Article: "The Utah Expedition: Its Causes and Consequences"
1859
6 14
The Morrisite War of 1862 Materials
1877-1976
6 15
Admission of the State of Deseret/Utah into the Union Materials
1863-1894
6 16
U.S. House of Representatives' Documents
1867-1882
6 17
Utah Territorial Legislative Assembly Materials
1869-1870
6 18
Utah State and U.S. Governmental Documents re Education
1870-1954
6 19
Materials Concerning the Utah Liberal Party
1870-1886
6 20
Correspondence: J. Wilson Shaffer
1870
6 21
Correspondence: Kent Fielding to Brigham Madsen
1993
6 22
Correspondence: Brigham Madsen to David L. Bigler
1993
7 1
The Cullom Anti-Polygamy Bill and Mormon Reaction
1870-1873
7 2
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: The Englebrecht and Reynolds Cases
1872-1878
7 3
Assorted Materials
1873-1984
7 4
Correspondence: Jacob Boreman
1875-1879
7 5
Jacob S. Boreman: "Curiousities of Early Utah Legislation"
7 6
Leonard J. Arrington: "Crusade against Theocracy: the Reminiscences of Judge Jacob Smith Boreman of Utah"
1960
7 7
Election Materials
1878-1970
7 8
Reports of the Utah Commision
1882-1887
7 9
Z.C.M.I. and United Order Materials
1886-1939
7 10
Reports of the Governor of Utah
1887-1893
7 11
Utah Governmental Reports
1889-1894
7 12
U.S. Supreme Court's Opinion in the Case of Romney v. United States
1890
7 13
President Benjamin Harrison's Proclamation in Relation to Mormon Polygamous or Plural Marriages
1893
7 14
Book Excerpts
1908-1981
7 15
Maps of the States of Deseret and Utah and the West

Mormon-Native American RelationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Manuscript: Ute Origins
8 2
Vocabulary of the Utah and Shoshone Dialects
1872
8 3
Garland Hurt's Observations on the Ute Indians
8 4
Indices of Bannocks, Snake, and Northern Indians
8 5
Mormon-Native American Materials
1852-1994
8 6
Mormon-Native American Relations: Correspondence
1853-1860
8 7
Mormon-Native American Relations
1853-1858
8 8
Minutes of the Official Proceedings at the Council in Walla Walla and the Stevens Treaty of 1855
1953
8 9
Tintic War Correspondence
1856
8 10
Department of the Interior Correspondence
1857-1860
8 11
Correspondence: Brigham Young
1857-1863

Mormon-Native American RelationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
The Southern Indian Mission's Journal
1855-1858
9 2
Cedar Stake Journal
1856-1859
9 3
Brigham Young's Accounts as Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Utah Territory
1862
9 4
U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Letters and Report
1862-1875
9 5
Court Documents: Peyton Y. Welch and Indian Depredations
1892-1904
9 6
Court Documents: Malinda Thurston and Indian Depredations
1911
9 7
Mormon-Native American Relations: Articles
1900-1978
9 8
Native American Articles
1921-1979

L.D.S. Publications and CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
"Times and Seasons"
1840-1845
10 2
"Doctrine and Covenants"
10 3
"Wilford Woodruff's Journal"
1849-1890
10 4
"Millenial Star"
1853-1857
10 5
"Journal of Discourses"
1855-1885
10 6
Correspondence: Brigham Young
1850-1857
10 7
Correspondence: Brigham Young to Horace Eldridge
1857-1860
10 8
Correspondence: Horace Eldridge
1857-1859
10 9
Correspondence: Phineas Young
1856-1874
10 10
Correspondence
1858-1859
10 11
James S. McClung's Journal
1862
10 12
Correspondence: George D. Watt
1867-1875
11
"Deseret News"
1856-1858

Assorted MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Biographical Materials
12 2
A History of George Morris
12 3
Mining in Utah Materials
1863-1963
12 4
Beinecke Library Materials
12 5
Manuscript: Joseph C. Walker's "History of the Mormons in the Early Days of Utah"
12 6
Thomas E. Lyon: "Evangelical Protestant Missionary Activities in Mormon Dominated Areas,1865-1900"
1962
12 7
Salt Lake City Materials
1967
12 8
Clayton J. Wray: "The Story of the Second Murder in Iron County, Utah"
2002

Mormon Battalion MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 1
Mormon Battalion Correspondence and Materials
1846-1901
13 2
Mormon Battalion Materials
1846-1905
13 3
John Borrowman's Journal Extracts
1846-1860
13 4
Autobiography and Diary of Henry G. Boyle
1846-1851
13 5
Thomas Dunn's Mormon Battalion Journal
1846-1848
13 6-7
Levi Hancock's Mormon Battalion Journal
1846-1847
13 8
Thomas Morris's Autobiography and Journal
1799-1850
13 9
James Pace's Autobiography and Diary
1811-1847
13 10
David Pettegrew's Autobiography and Journals
1840-1857
13 11
Dr. George B. Sanderson's Journal
1846-1847
13 12
John Steele's Reminiscences and Journals
1846-1847
13 13
George Washington Taggart: A Short Sketch of His Travels
1846-1847
13 14
Extracts from Henry Smith Turner's Journals
1846=1847
14 1
Tenth Mormon Battalion Correspondence
1847-1848
14 2
Lt. Col. Philip St. George Cooke's Report
1847
14 3
U.S. Government Documents
1846-1850
14 4
Articles about the Mormon Battalion
1847-2000
14 5
John Bennion's Journal
1857-1862
14 6
Samuel Brannan Materials
14 7
Henry W. Sanderson's History
14 8
Hamilton Gardner: "Report of Lieut. Col. St. George Cooke of His March from Santa Fe, New Mexico to San Diego"
1954
14 9
Juanita Brooks: "Diary of the Mormon Battalion Mission"
1967
14 10
Correspondence re Robert W. Whitworth
1967-1968
14 11
Charles Hughes: "A Military View of San Diego in 1847"
1974
14 12
William M. Farris: "The 1847 Crossing of Imperial County, California and Baja California, Mexico, by the U.S. Mormon Battalion"
1976
14 13
Robert Hoshide and Will Bagley: "The Worst Looking Place I Ever Saw The 1847 Donner Camp Diary of Levi Hancock"
1993
14 14
"Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives": Outline and Introduction
1998
14 15-16
Manuscript: Chapters A nd B
1998
14 17
Manuscript of "Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives"
14 18
Correspondence: Will Bagley
1998
14 19
"The Salt Lake Tribune" Article and Bigler's Response
1999
14 20
David Gracy and Helen Rugeley: From the Mississippi to the Pacific An Englishman in the Mormon Battalion"
14 21
Book Reviews of "Army of Israel Mormon Battalion Narratives"
2000-2003

Manuscript and Research MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
Manuscript: "A Fine Looking Party of Men: The Aiken Party and the 1857-1858 Utah War"
2006
15 2
Manuscript: "The Aiken Party Executions and the Utah War, 1857-1858"
2007
15 3
Manuscript: "The Aiken Massacre Reconstructed"
15 4
U.S. Government Reports and Affidavits: Massacre at Mountain Meadows and the Murders of the Parishes, Potter, the Aiken Party, Jones, and Forbes
1857-1859
15 5-6
Sylvanus Collett's Murder Trial Newspaper Articles
1878
15 7-8
Research Materials
15 9
Jotham and Anna Goodell Materials
1851-2000
15 10
Book Reviews of "A Winter with the Mormons: The 1852 Letters of Jotham Goodell"
2002

Fort Limhi JournalsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
16 1
Gilbert Belnap's Autobiography
1821-1858
16 2
Frederick H. Burr's Journal
1857-1858
16 3
Benjamin F. Cummings' Journal
1821-1858
16 4
Milton D. Hammond's Journal
1856-1858
16 5
Joseph Harker's Journal
1818-1895
17 1
George W. Hill's Journal
1822-1856
17 2
Richard H. Lansdale's Journal
1856-1858
17 3
James McBride's Autobiography
1818-1876
17 4
Charles F. Middleton's Journal
1852-1858
17 5
David Moore's Journal
1819-1855
18 1
Lewis W. Shurtliff: "Life and Travels"
1871
18 2
Elias Smith's Journal
1857-1858
18 3
Brigham Young's Trip to Fort Limhi
1857
18 4-6
Mission Records
1855-1857
18 7-9
Salmon River Mission's Journal
1855-1858
18 10
Israel J. Clark's Materials: Journal Excerpts
1855-1858
18 11
Jacob and James Miller's Journal Excerpts
1856-1858
18 12
Fort Limhi Lists of Missionaries, Family Members, and Hired Hands
1855-1858
18 13
Salmon River Mission Articles and Membership Lists
1967-1976
19 1
Judge W. A. Carter's Diary
1857-1858
19 2
Benjamin F. Ficklin Materials
1865-2009
19 3
Biography of William B. Lake
1977
19 4
Charles F. Middleton Materials
1857-1871
19 5
John W. Powell Materials
1858-2003
19 6
Oliver L. Robinson's Diary
1857
19 7
Thomas S. Smith Materials
1855-1858
19 8
Granville Stuart Materials
1876-1925
19 9
Pleasant G. Taylor Materials
1855-1934
19 10
Abraham Zundel's Diary
1856-1858
19 11
Correspondence
1857-1858
19 12
Excerpts from the "Deseret News" and An Unidentified Journal
1855-1858
19 13-14
Biographical Materials: Barnard-Watts
1850-1982
19 15
Fort Lemhi Materials
1857-1972
19 16
Maps and Photos
19 17
David L. Bigler: "The Crisis at Fort Lemhi 1858"
1967
19 18
Manuscript: "Massacre at Fort Limhi: Early Mormons in Oregon Territory, 1855-1858"
19 19
Manuscript Reviews of "Fort Limhi"
19 20
Book Reviews of "Fort Limhi: The Mormon Adventure in Oregon Territory, 1855-1858"
2004

Manuscript: "Innocent Blood" DraftReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
20-21
Manuscript: "Innocent Blood"
Folder
22 1-4
"Innocent Blood" Draft
2003
22 5
"Innocent Blood" Corrections
22 6
Correspondence: University of Oklahoma Press
2007
22 7
Book Review of "Innocent Blood"
2011

Mountai Meadows Massacre MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
23 1
"The Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Contemporary Documents"
1857-1859
23 2
Mountain Meadows Massacre: Contemporary Materials
1857
23 3
Mountain Meadows Massacre Materials
1875
23 4
Captain John L. Ginn: "Mormon and Indian Wars: The Mountain Meadows Massacre and Other Tragedies"
1857
23 5
Correspondence: John Lee and Emma Lee
1871-1877
23 6
Correspondence: John Lee and William Bishop
1876-1877
23 7
Correspondence: John Lee and Nancy Dalton
1876-1877
23 8
Correspondence: John Lee to William Lee
1976
23 9
Correspondence: John Lee and Sara Lee
1876-1877
23 10
Correspondence: John Lee and Joseph Lee
1876-1877
23 11
Correspondence: John Lee to His Children
1876
23 12
Correspondence: John Lee and Lehi Smithson
1876-1877
23 13
Correspondence: John Lee and Nate Hansen/Idaho Bill
1876-1877
23 14
Correspondence: John Lee to J. W. Baxter
1876-187
23 15
Correspondence: John Lee to Helen Wood
1876
23 16
Lee Family Genealogy Materials
23 17
Correspondence: Frederic Lockley
1875
23 18
Correspondence and Article: List of Mountain Meadows Massacre Participants
1877
23 19
Documents from the U.S. National Archives
1877
23 20
Wilfor Woodruff: Historian's Private Journal
1858-1861
23 21
"Supplement to the Lecture on the Mountain Meadows Massacre: Testimony of James Holt Haslam"
1885
23 22
Abraham H. Cannon's Journal Excerpt
1895
23 23
B. G. Parker: "Recollections of the Mountain Meadow Massacre"
1901
23 24
B. G. Parker: "The Life and Adventures of Basil G. Parker"
1902
23 25
Anonymous: "Discursive Remarks"
23 26
Articles on the Mountain Meadows Massacre
1857-2007
24 1
Excerpts from Books re Mountain Meadows Massacre
1889-1979
24 2
Sallie B. Mitchell: "The Mountain Meadows Massacre-An Episode on the Road to Zion"
1940
24 3
Ruie A. Park: "Centennial of Mountain Meadows Massacre"
1957
24 4
Daniel H. Thomas: "Preston Thomas His Life and Travels"
24 5
Elizabeth B. Terry: "I Survived the Mountain Meadow Massacre"
24 6
Leonard J. Arrington: "Crusade against Theocracy: the Reminiscences of Judge Jacob Smith Boreman of Utah, 1872-1877"
1960
24 7
Leonard Arrington's Report to the First Presidency of the L.D.S. Church re Mountain Meadows Massacre and Correspondence
1990-1997
24 8
Correspondence
1990-2007
24 9
Mountain Meadows Association Materials
1990-2010
24 10
Ann G. Lee: "The Saintly Devil--My Life with John D. Lee"
1993
24 11
Will Bagley: Burr Fancher Phone Conversation Notes
1996
24 12
The Mountain Meadows Massacre and Lee's Ferry Reading Lists
1996
24 13
Will Bagley: 8th Annual Ex-Mormon Conference Presentation
2002
24 14
Book Reviews of Will Bagley's "Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows"
2002
24 15
Will Bagley and Ron Walker: "Did Brigham Young Order a Massacre?"
2003
24 16
Ronald W. Walker: "'Save the Emigrants' Joseph Clewes on the Mountain Meadows Massacre"
2003
24 17
Will Bagley: "Wild West: The Legacy of Mountain Meadows"
2007
24 18
Richard Turley: "The Mountain Meadows Massacre"
2007

Mormon Rebellion MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
25 1
Correspondence
1849-1856
25 2
Diaries and Nauvoo Legion Correspondence
1850-1858
25 3
Nauvoo Legion Materials
1857-1870
25 4
The Secretary of the Interior Reports
1855-1857
25 5
Memorials and Resolutions to the President of the United States
1856-1857
25 6
Correspondence
1856-1857
25 7
Correspondence: Brigham Young to Colonel Albert Johnston
1857
25 8
Brigham Young's Instructions, Remarks and Discourse
1857
25 9
General A. Johnson's Report to Lt. Gen. D. H. Wells
1857
25 10
Correspondence
1857-1862
25 11
Correspondence: James Ferguson
1857
25 12
Correspondence: Aaron Johnson
1857-1858
25 13
Letter to the Editor: "Col. Thomas L. Kane on Mormonism"
1857
25 14
Letter to the Editor: "The Military and Political Purposes of the Mormons"
1857
25 15
Letter of Thomas L. Kane to President James Buchanan
1858
25 16
Thomas L. Kane Materials
1937-1999
25 17
The James H. Martineau Record
1855-1860
25 18
Andrew Love's Journal
1852-1880
25 19
Utah War Materials
1857-1858
25 20
Utah War Time Line
26 1
Anonymous Journal
1855-1858
26 2
Newspaper Clippings
1857-1860
26 3
David H. Burr's Biographical Note
26 4
B. H. Roberts' "A Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" Extracts
26 5
Orson Whitney's "History of Utah" Extracts
26 6
William P. MacKinnon: "Epilogue to the Utah War: Impact and Legacy"
2003
26 7
William P. MacKinnon: "Lonely Bones': The Utah War's Other Atrocities, A Context for the Mountain Meadow Massacre"
2003
26 8
Comments on the "Mormon Rebellion" Manuscript
2008
26 9
Book Reviews of "The Mormon Rebellion America's First Civil War, 1857-1858"
2011-2013

Articles and Research NotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
27 1
"Brigham Young University Studies" Articles
1980
27 2
"Dialogue" Articles
1985
27 3
"Utah Historical Quarterly" Articles
1959-1980
27 4
Articles on the History of Montana
1885-1961
27 5
David L. Bigler: "Pioneers Beheld Utah's Landscape Six Years Before Mormons Descended Into S. L. Valley"
1991
27 6
Will Bagley's Articles and Western History Association Paper
1997-2008
27 7
Assorted Articles
1903-1996
27 8
Assorted Materials
27 9-11
Research Notes
27 12
Book Review of "Confessions of a Revisionist Historian"
2016

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--History--19th century
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
  • Personal Names :
  • Bigler, David L., 1927-2018--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Utah--History--19th century