Marvin S. Hill papers, 1788-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hill, Marvin S.
Title
Marvin S. Hill papers
Dates
1788-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
43.45 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1496
Summary
The Marvin S. Hill papers (1788-2006) consist of manuscripts, dissertations, theses, articles, correspondence, book reviews, papers, interviews, journals, documents, newspaper clippings, congressional proceedings, speeches, archival materials, microfilm, and cassettes.
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

Marvin S. Hill was born in 1930 in Washington D.C. where he attended high school. In 1955 he graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. and M.A. in history. Hill continued his post-graduate training at the University of Chicago where he studied with Martin E. Marty and Sidney E. Mead, the latter of whom strongly influenced Hill's approach towards historical research and methodolgy. Before graduating with a doctorate in American intellectual history from Chicago in 1968, Marvin taught history at Chicago City Junior College, Hammond Indiana Junior College, and East Carolina College. Joining the history department at Brigham Young University in 1966, Hill remained on the staff as a Professor of American History until his retirement in 1993. Throughout a highly productive career, Marvin was the recipient of several prestigious awards. Yale University granted him a post-doctoral research fellowship in 1972. Three years later, Marvin and Dallin H. Oaks received the Mormon History Association's annual award for the best book in Mormon history. The book was entitled Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith. In 1977 the Mormon History Association deemed Hill's co-authored study of the Kirtland Ohio economy as the best article in the field of Mormon history. A banner year for Marvin was the year of 1989.. During that year he was granted two awards, one from the John Whitmer Historical Association and the other from the Mormon History Association. These awards were for the best article and the best book in Mormon historical studies. The book's title was Quest for Refuge: The Mormon Flight from American Pluralism. The last scholarly award which Professor Hill received occurred in 1990 when the John Whitmer Historical Association honored him with a special citation for his "Quest for Refuge" publication. Marvin has published numerous articles in Church History, B.Y.U. Studies, Dialogue, Journal of Mormon History, Utah Historical Quarterly, New York History, Sunstone, and the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Hill's professional service was also noteworthy. He served as a member of the Mormon History Association's Council, was elected the Association's President, and worked on the editorial boards of the Journal of Mormon History and Dialogue. Within the community of Mormon scholars, Professor Hill achieved the reputation as a defender of the revisionist school of Mormon historiography known as the "New Mormon History." One of Hill's research projects fell victim to the verbal warfare engendered by the historigraphical controversies associated with the emergence and challenge of the New Mormon approach to historical writing. In the midst of working on a book-length project centering on the ten most prominent figures in the history of the Mormonism, Marvin was informed that further access to archival materials pertinent to his study would no longer be available. Consequently, his investigation of Mormon leaders was jettisoned.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Marvin S. Hill papers (1788-2006) consist of manuscripts, dissertations, theses, articles, correspondence, book reviews, papers, interviews, journals, documents, newspaper clippings, congressional proceedings, speeches, archival materials, microfilm, and cassettes. It is significant to note that not all of Hill's research endeavors resulted in publication. One example is Hill's uncompleted biography of Joseph Smith, which his co-author and sister, Donna Hill, eventually published in 1977. Manuscript evidence of this project can be found in box 22 while research materials are located in boxes 23-38 and 56-57 and in reels 69-77 and 79-81. Information related to Hill's aborted study of the most eminent leaders in Mormon society has been filed in boxes 40-54 and 57-59 and in the three cassettes. Materials related to restrictions, which the L.D.S. Church and the B.Y.U. Library placed upon archival access, can be viewed in box 6. Publications pertaining to the attacks upon and justifications for the "New Mormon History" are housed in boxes 6-7. The unpublished manuscript entitled "New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones" appears in box 14. Correspondence and assorted materials concerning Ezra Taft Benson's endorsement of the John Birch Society and the L.D.S. Church's reponse to his activities can be accessed in boxes 51-52.

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Marvin S. Hill papers, ACCN 1496, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 1496.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation, 1955-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Master's Thesis: "An Historical Study of the Life of Orson Hyde, Early Mormon Missionary and Apostle from 1805-1852"
1955
2
Correspondence and Manuscript: "Orson Hyde's Trip to the Holy Land, 1841 A.D."
1963-1979
3
"A Critical Examination of No Man Knows My History"
1959
4
Preliminary Draft of Doctoral Dissertation
1968
5
Critiqued Draft of Doctoral Dissertation
1968
6
Doctoral Dissertation: "The Role of Christian Primitivism in the Origin and Development of the Mormon Kingdom 1830-1844"
1968
7
Correspondence: Doctoral Dissertation
1963-1968
8
Biographical Materials: Marvin S. Hill

Correspondence, Book Manuscript, and Articles, 1965-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
Reviews: "Mormonism and American Culture"
1973-1974
2
Pre-Publication Correspondence:" "Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith"
1965-1975
3
Post-Publication Correspondence: "Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith"
1975-1987
4
Reviews: "Carthage Conspiracy"
1975-1980
5
Correspondence and Review: "The Kirtland Economy Revisited: A Market Critique of Sectarian Economics"
1973-1979
6
Book Manuscript: "Quest for Refuge: The Mormon Flight from American Pluralism"
1989
7
Reviews: "Quest for Refuge": The Mormon Flight from American Pluralism"
1989-1991
8
Article: "The Shaping of the Mormon Mind in New England and New York"
1969
9
Article: "The Manipulation of History"
1970
10
Article: "Joseph Smith and the 1826 Trial: New Evidence and New Difficulties"
1972
11
Article and Correspondence: "Brodie Revisited: A Reappraisal"
Includes an exchange of letters between Richard L. Anderson, a B.Y.U. Professor of Religion, and Hill re Anderson's disagreements with Hill's analysis and interpretation of various issues in early Mormon history.
1972-1973
12
Article and Correspondence: "Secular or Sectarian History?: A Criitique of 'No Man Knows My History'"
Includes a letter from Wesley Walters responding to Hill's article.
1974-1975
13
Article: "Quest for Refuge: An Hypothesis as to the Social Origins and Nature of the Mormon Political Kingdom"
1975
14
Correspondence: "Mormon Religion in Nauvoo: Some Reflections"
1974-1975
15
Article: "The " Prophet Puzzle" Assembled, or, How to Treat Our Historical Diplopia toward Joseph Smith"
1976
16
Correspondence: "The Rise of the Mormon Kingdom of God"
Appeared as a chapter in Richard D. Poll's "Utah History" which was published in 1978.
1976-1977
17
Correspondence and Article: "A Note on Joseph Smith's First Vision and Its Import in the Shaping of Early Mormonism"
1978-1979
18
Correspondence and Article: "Cultural Crisis in the Mormon Kingdom: A Reconsideration of the Causes of Kirtland Dissent"
1976-1980
19
Correspondence and Article: "Joseph Smith the Man: Some Reflections on a Subject of Controversy"
Originally presented to the Forum Assembly at Brigham Young University in May 1980.
1980-1982
20
Correspondence and Article: "The First Vision Controversy: A Critique and Reconciliation"
1982

Articles, Correspondence, and Book Reviews, 1969-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Comments on Richard L. Bushman's Article "Faithful History"
1969
2
Comments on Richard L. Bushman's Conference Paper "Interpreting Joseph Smith to Insiders and Outsiders"
1981
3
Article: "Richard L. Bushman----Scholar and Apologist"
1984
4
Correspondence: Richard L. Bushman's Response to "Richard L. Bushman----Scholar and Apologist"
1985
5
Article: "By Any Standard, a Remarkable Book"
2006
6
Correspondence and Article: "Dialogue"
Article was published in the 1986 publication entitled "Religious Periodicals of the United States: Academic and Scholarly Journals."
1982-1984
7
Article: "The 'New Mormon History' Reassessed in Light of Recent Books on Joseph Smith and Mormon Origins"
1987-1988
8
Article: "Counter-Revolution: the Mormon Reaction to the Coming of American Democracy"
1989
9
Article: "Afterword"
1990
10
Correspondence and Article: "Positivism or Subjectivism? Some Reflections on a Mormon Historical Dilemma"
1994
11
Correspondence and Submitted Article: "Carthage Conspiracy Reconsidered: A Second Look at the Murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith"
2001-2003
12
Article: "Carthage Conspiracy Reconsidered: A Second Look at the Murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith"
2004
13
Book Reviews
1972-1992
14
Article and Book Award Certificates and Announcements
1976-1991

Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Lectures, 1968-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Correspondence and Manuscript Critiques
1975-2006
2
Unpublished Manuscript: "Some Thoughts on Mormon History and Mormon Faith"
3
Unpublished Manuscript: "Joseph Smith as Some Others Saw Him: Man of Pride, Man of Passion, Man of God"
4
Unpublished Manuscript: " The Mormons in American History: Microcosm or Anomaly?"
5
Lecture to the John Whitmer Historical Association: "On the Transient and Permanent in Early Mormonism"
6
Lecture to the Mormon History Association
1992
7
Commentator: Mormon History Association Conference
1976-2003
8
Correspondence: Professional
1969-2003
9
Correspondence: Personal
1971-1993
10
Correspondence: Brigham Young University
1968-1991
11
Review and Correspondence: Wilkinson and Skousen's Centennial History of Brigham Young University
1976-1977
12
Correspondence: Davis Bitton
1982-1984
13
Correspondence: Daniel J. Boorstin
1974-1985
14
Correspondence: Newell G. Bringhurst
1976-1995
15
Correspondence: Richard L. Bushman
Includes Hill's critique of Bushman's Joseph Smith manuscript which was published in 1984. See Hill's review of the Smith book and Bushman's critque of the review located in box 3, folders 3-4.
1971-1982
16
Correspondence and Article: Mario S. De Pillis
1968-1986

Correspondence and History Department Materials, 1968-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
Correspondence: "Dialogue"
1987-1990
2
Correspondence: W. Lawrence Foster
1977-1981
3
Correspondence: Linda Newell
1982-1986
4
Correspondence: Dallin Oaks
1968-2002
5
Correspondence: Janice Peterson
1981
6
Correspondence: Jan Shipps
1972-1983
7
Correspondence: University of Illinois Press
1974-2000
8
Correspondence and Council Meeting Minutes: Mormon History Association
1975-1991
9
Correspondence and Council Meeting Minutes: Mormon History Association
1992-1993
10
Correspondence: Mormon Research Center
1992
11
Correspondence: Brigham Young University Students
1975-1991
12
Teaching Evaluations and Letters
1974-1980
13
Department of History Materials
1974-1992

Lectures, Correspondence, Papers, and Articles, 1968-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Arthur H. King and C. Terry Warner's Lecture and Thomas G. Alexander's Critique
1975
2
Racial and Gender Issues: Brigham Young University and Stanford University
1969-1989
3
Academic Freedom and Tenure Issues: Brigham Young University
Includes BYU Professor David P. Wright's 1987 Sunstone Symposium paper entitled "Historicity and Faith: A Personal View of the Meaning of Scripture."
1968-1993
4
Research Access and Publication Restriction Problems: Brigham Young University and L.D.S. Church Archives
Includes notes from Hill's 1983 meeting with Martin B. Hickman, Dean of the College of Social Sciences, who informed him that source materials on Ezra Taft Benson would no longerbe available. Hill was instructed not to publish anything about Benson's life.
1982-1987
5
Correspondence: Greenwood Press
1980-1991
6
Correspondence: Lists of Prominent Mormon Leaders
1981
7
Moses Rischin: "The New Mormon History"
1969
8
Reed C. Durham: "Is There No Help for the Widow's Son?" and Correspondence
Durham reported to Hill that he was told not to continue research on the topic of how Freemasonry influenced Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion.
1974-1979
9
Ezra Taft Benson: Letter, Lecture and Note
Includes Benson's critique of the "New Mormon" history and his opposition to the re-publication of Allen and Leonard's "The Story of the Latter-day Saints."
1973-1976
10
Joe J. Christensen: "The Value of Church History and Historians---Some Personal Impressions"
1977
11
Richard Stephen Marshall: "The New Mormon History"
1977
12
Leonard J. Arrington: "Clothe These Bones: The Reconciliation of Faith and History"
1978
13
Bruce R. McConkie: Letter to Eugene England
1981
14
Boyd K. Packer: "The Mantle is Far, Far Greater than the Intellect"
1981
15
James L. Clayton: Letter to Boyd R. Packer
1981
16
D.Michael Quinn: "On Being a Mormon Historian"
1981
17
Lester E. Bush Jr.: "Excommunication and Church Courts: A Note from the General Handbook of Instructions"
1981
18
Article: "Apostles and Historians"
1982
19
"Salt Lake Messenger"
1982
20
"Sunstone Review"
1982
21
Leonard J. Arrington: "Reflections on the Founding and Purpose of the Mormon History Association, 1965-1983"
1983
22
Marvin E. Marty: "Two Integrities: An Address to the Crisis in Mormon Historiography"
1983
23
Davis Bitton: "Ten Years in Camelot: A Personal Memoir"
1983
24
Thomas G. Alexander: "Toward the New Mormon History: An Examination of the Literature on the Latter-day Saints in the Far West"
1983
25
Jeffrey R. Holland: "Knowledge upon Knowledge"
1983
26
Lisa Nicolaysen: "Mormon Attitudes toward Professional History: 1900 to the Present"
1984
27
Ezra Taft Benson: "God's Hand in Our Nation's History"
1984
28
Peter Novick: "Why the Old Mormon Historians are More Objective than the New: Why that Fact Reflects No Credit on the Old Historians or Discredit on the New Historians"
1989

Articles, Correspondence, and Assorted Materials, 1947-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Stan Larson: Articles and Correspondence
1985-2002
2
Stan Larson: "A Sermon on the Mount: What Its Textual Transformation Discusses concerning the Historicity of the Book of Mormon"
1986
3
Thomas G. Alexander: "Historiography and the New Mormon History: A Historian's Perspective"
1986
4
C. Robert Mesle: "History, Faith and Myth"
1992
5
David E. Bohn: "Pluralism at Brigham Young University"
1992
6
Dan Vogel: "An Environmental Approach to the Book of Mormon"
7
Hill's Comments on the New Mormon History
8
Hill: "Things I Have Learned in the Church and Church History"
9
Hill: "Whither Mormon History?"
10
Hill's Lecture: "The Revolution in Mormon Studies"
11
Leonard J. Arrington Papers: Ownership Dispute
2001
12
Interviews: B.Y.U. Deans
13
Interview: Ronald W. Walker
1985
14
Interviews: James B. Allen and James L. Clayton
1987
15
Correspondence: Fawn M. Brodie and Marvin S. Hill
1947-1990
16
Correspondence: Edwin A. Sexton
1986
17
James B. Allen: Articles
1966-1979
18
Thomas G. Alexander: Articles and Papers
1966-1982
19
Edward H. Ashment: "Making the Scriptures "Indeed One in Our Hands": What Happened in the New Editions"
1987
20
Milton V. Backman Jr.: "Selected Bibliography of LDS Church History"
21
Philip L. Barlow: "Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion"
1991
22
Reed Amussen Benson: "The Develpment of a Home School"
1981

Theses, Dissertation, Articles, and Papers, 1940-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1
Paul R. Cheesman: : "An Analysis of the Accounts Relating Joseph Smith's Early Visions"
1965
2
George Francis Dow: "History of Topsfield Massachusetts"
1940
3
George Ellsworth: "A History of Mormon Missionaries in the United States and Canada, 1830-1860"
1951
4
Eugene England: Articles
1966-1989
5
Larry Foster: "Puritan Polygamy": The Development of Distinctive Marriage Ideals and Practices among the Mormons"
1972
6
Robert Gottlieb and Peter Wiley: "America's Saints: The Rise of Mormon Power"
7
Mark R. Grandstaff: "The Impact of the Mormon Migration on the Community of Kirtland, Ohio, 1830-1839"
1984
8
C. Jess Groesbeck: "Joseph Smith and His Individuation: A Psychoanalytic Exploration in Mormonism"
1986
9
C. Jess Groesbeck: "Joseph Smith and the Shaman's Vision: A Psychoanalytic Exploration in Mormonism"
10
B. Carmon Hardy: "Lords of Creation: Nineteenth Century Mormon Patriarchy"
1992
11
Gordon B. Hinckley: "Young Adult Satellite Broadcast"
1985
12
Mervin B. Hogan: Address and Manuscript
1974-1976
13
Robert D. Hutchins: "Joseph Smith III: The Royal Family and Succession"
1977
14
Langdon Gilkey: "Prefatory Remarks"

Papers, Articles, Monographs, and Thesis, 1912-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
Rhett S. James: "Origins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: A Prophetic History"
1985-1986
2
Scott Kinney: "From Kingdom to State: Theological Implications of the Mormon Drive for Statehood"
1980
3
Gustive O. Larson: Articles
1958-1965
4
Roger D. Launius: "The Reorganized Church and the Independence Temple: Confession of a Skeptic"
5
F. Mark McKiernan: "The Restoration Movement: Essays in Mormon History"
1973
6
Sterling M. McMurrin: Correspondence, Article, and Interviews
1950-1983
7
Sidney E. M Articles
1963-1971
8
Eduard Meyer: "The Origins and History of the Mormons with Reflections on the Beginnings of Islam and Christianity"
1912
9
Hugh Nibley: Articles and Lectures
1968-1982
10
Grant Palmer: Assorted Materials
1980-1986
11
Marianne Perciaccante: "The Mormon-Muslim Comparison"
1988
12
D. Michael Quinn: "J. Reuben Clark and the Church"
1980

Autobiography, Articles, Dissertation, Thesis, and Papers, 1927-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
B. H. Roberts: "Life Story of B. H. Roberts" and Articles
1929-1974
2
David J. Whittaker: B. H. Roberts' Feelings and Doubts towards the "Book of Mormon"
Recounts conversations of B. H. Roberts with Mark Allen.
1986
3
Howard C. Searle: "Authorship of the History of Joseph Smith: A Review Essay"
1981
4
Howard Clair Searle: " Early Mormon Historiography: Writing the History of the Mormons 1830-1858"
1979
5
Earnest M. Skinner: "Joseph Smith, Sr. First Patriarch to the Church"
1958
6
Wilburn D. Talbot: "Brigham Young's Thought and Feelings of Joseph Smith"
1968
7
Grant Underwood: Assorted Materials
1985
8
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven Pratt: "Sarah M. Pratt: the Woman Behind the Controversy"
9
Robert Wauchope : "Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents: Myth and Method in the Study of American Indians"
10
Book Review: Brigham D. Madsen's "Studies of the Book of Mormon"
11
Correspondence: B.H. Roberts to Richard R. Lyman
Includes parallels between Ethan Smith's "View of the Hebrews" published in 1823/1825 and the "Book of Mormon" appearing in 1830.
1927
12
Assorted Materials: James E. Talmadge
1930-1957

Articles and Correspondence, 1835-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
Letter: Marion G. Romney to David O. McKay
Report on Bruce R. McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine".
1959
2
Journal: David O. McKay
Four journal entries discuss the concern of the First Presidency and the Council of Twelve about the 1,067 errors and mistatements which appeared in McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" book.
1960
3
"McConkie's 'Mormon Doctrine' Changes in Parallel Columns: Changes between First Edition of 1958 and the Second Edition of 1966
1971
4
Articles and Papers: Joseph Smith's First Vision
1969-1982
5
Articles: The Egyptian Papyri
1968
6
Notes: Davis Bitton's "Guide to Mormon Diaries"
7
Articles and Materials: The L.D.S. Church and Black Americans
1835-1979
8
"Dialogue": Articles
1967-1992
9
"Dialogue": Materials
1966-1982
10
"Dialogue": Correspondence and Letters to the Editor
1983

Articles and Term Papers, 1953-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
"Journal of Mormon History" : Articles
1974-1983
2
"Sunstone": Articles
1979-1991
3
"Utah Historical Quarterly": Articles
1954-1974
4
"The Salt Lake City Messenger"
1968/1986
5
Assorted Articles
1953-1986
6
Undergraduate Term Papers
1967-1985
7
Graduate and Undergraduate Term Papers
1980-1992

Publications and Correspondence, 1835-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
Jerald and Sandra Tanner: "Changes in Joseph Smith's History"
2
Joseph Smith: "The Elders Journal 1837-1838"
1837-1838
3
"John Whitmer's History"
4
Jerald and Sandra Tanner: "Joseph Smith and Money Digging"
1970
5
"Joseph Smith's History by His Mother"
6
William Swartzell: "Mormonisn Exposed, Being a Journal of a Residence in Missouri.....1838"
1840
7
"Revealing Statements by the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon"
8
"Senate Document 189: Testimony Given before the Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri, on the Trial of Joseph Smith, Jr., and Others, for High Treason, and Other Crimes against that State"
1841
9
"Joseph Smith's Egyptian Alphabet & Grammar"
10
Correspondence: The Issue of the Historicity of "Joseph Smith's Egyptian Alphabet and Grammar" and the Book of Abraham
Includes the correspondence of Klaus Baer, John Wilson, Richard Parker, Grant Heward, Wesley Walters, and Hugh Nibley.
1835-1982
11
Interviews: Sandra Tanner
1982

Manuscript, Monograph, and Articles, 1867-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "Testing Joseph Smith as a Translator/Revelator"
Chapter 1 of Hill's unpublished manuscript.
2
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "Authorship of the Book of Mormon"
Chapter 2.
3
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "The Primary Source Likely Used for First, Second and Third Nephi"
Chapter 3.
4
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "The Primary Source Likely Used for Jacob Through Alma"
Chapter 4.
5
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "Magic Moroni and the Golden Plates"
Chapter 5.
6
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "Witnesses to the Golden Plates"
Chapter 6.
7
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "Priesthood Restoration"
Chapter 7.
8
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "Joseph Smith's First Vision"
Chapter 8.
9
"New York Mormonism: The Foundation Stones": "Conclusions"
10
Monograph: "The Kirtland Economy Revisited: A Market Critique of Sectarian Economics"
1977
11
Articles: Religion and Secularization
1967-1972
12
Articles: Religion in New England
1888-1980
13
Articles: Millennialism
1965-1984
14
Kenelm Burridge: "New Heaven New Hearth: A Study of Millenarian Activities"
1969
15
Richard T. Hughes: "Recovering First Times: The Logic of Primitivism in American Life"
16
Kenneth A. Lockridge: "A New England Town The First Hundred Years"
17
Local Histories: Vermont and New York
1867-1952

Articles, Theses, and Papers, 1906-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1
Noble Whitford: "History of the Canal System of the State of New York"
1906
2
Article: "The Ancestry of Joseph Smith the Prophet"
1929
3
Articles: Mormon Origins and the Palmyra Revival
1957-1985
4
Articles: Joseph Smith's First Vision
1966-1984
5
Edward T. Jones: "The Theology of Thomas Dick and Its Possible Relationship to That of Joseph Smith"
1969
6
Steven L. Olsen: "'The Joseph Smith Story' Structure and Ideology"
1978
7
William D. Russell: "The Historicity of the 'Book of Mormon': The Thought of Preexilic Israel and I & II Nephi Compared"
1977
8
Ray T. Matheny: "Book of Mormon Archeology"
1984
9
John L. Sorenson: "Digging into the Book of Mormon"
1987

Articles, Books, and Papers, 1946-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Folder
1
The Translation of the "Book of Mormon"
1962
2
Articles: "The Book of Mormon"
1964-1970
3
H. Michael Marquardt: "The Use of the Bible In the Book of Mormon and Early Nineteenth Century Events Reflected in the Book of Mormon"
1979
4
Robert J. Matthews: Joseph Smith's Inspired Version of the Bible
1968-1969
5
Max Parkin: "Section Irregularities in the Doctrines and Covenants"
6
Morton Smith: "Jesus the Magician"
1977
7
Articles: Magic and Religion
1959-1982
8
Articles and Books: Gold Digging and Gold Diggers
1946-1977
9
Ronald W. Walker: "The Persisting Idea of American Treasure Hunting"
10
Richard L. Anderson: "The Mature Joseph Smith and Treasure Hunting"
11
"New York Mormonism: More than a Salamander"
12
Articles: Joseph Smith's Reputation
1970-1980

Articles and Assorted Materials, 1841-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Folder
1
Grant Ivins: "Notes on the 1826 Trial of Joseph Smith"
2
Jerald and Sandra Tanner: "Joseph Smith's 1826 Trial: New Discoveries Prove Court Record Authentic"
1971
3
Wesley P. Walters: "Joseph Smith's Bainbridge N.Y., Court Trials"
1974
4
Marvin S. Hill: "The 1826 Trial"
5
"Letters of Oliver Cowdery, to W.W. Phelps, on the Origin of the Book of Mormon, and the Rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"
1844
6
David Whitmer: "An Address to All Believers in Christ"
1887
7
Clarissa I. Whitney: "A Critical Analysis of the Forensic and Religious Speaking of Joseph Smith"
1967
8
Assorted Materials: Joseph Smith
1841-1990
9
Articles: Early Mormon History
1968-1987
10
Mormon Communitarianism
1960
11
Edward A. Warner: "Mormon Theodemocracy: Theocratic and Democratic Elements"
1973
12
Articles and Paper: Missions and Migration
1909-1982
13
Joseph W. Barnes: "Obediah Dogberry: Rochester Freethinker"
1974
14
Richard L. Anderson: "The Alvin Smith Story: Fact and Fiction"
1987
15
Articles: "Improvement Era"
1959-1970
16
D. Michael Quinn: "The First Months of Mormonism: A Contemporary View by Rev. Diedrich Willers"
17
Pomeroy Tucker: "Origin, Rise, and Progress of Mormonism. Biography of Its Founders and History of Its Church. Personal Remembrances and Historical Colllections Hitherto Unwritten"
1867

Articles and Assorted Materials, 1882-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1
Articles: Mormon Experiences in Kirtland, Ohio
1954-1981
2
Local Histories: Missouri
1882-1927
3
R. J. Robertson, Jr.: "The Mormon Experience in Missouri 1830-1839"
1974
4
Assorted Materials: The Mormons in Missouri
1946-1984
5
Warren A. Jennings: "'What Crime Have I Been Guilty Of?": Edward Partridge's Letter to an Estranged Sister"
1975
6
Charles Manfred Thompson: "The Illinois Whigs Before 1846"
1915
7
James LeRoy Kimball, Jr.: "A Study of the Nauvoo Charter 1840-1845"
1966
8
James L. Kimball, Jr.: "The Nauvoo Charter: A Reinterpretation"
1971
9
Dallin H. Oaks: "The Suppression of the Nauvoo Expositor"
1965
10
Dallin H. Oaks and Joseph I. Bentley: "Joseph Smith and Legal Process: In the Wake of The Steamboat Nauvoo"
1979
11
Donald Q. Cannon: "The King Follett Discourse: Joseph Smith's Greatest Sermon in Historical Perspective"
1978
12
Stan Larson: "The King Follett Discourse: A Newly Amalgamated Text"
1978
13
T. Edgar Lyon: "Nauvoo and the Council of Twelve"
14
Hamilton Gardner: "The Nauvoo Legion, 1840-1845--A Unique Military Organization"
15
Lawrence Foster: "A Little-known Defense of Polygamy from the Mormon Press in 1842"
1974

Articles and Assorted Materials, 1942-1985Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1
Eudocia Baldwin Marsh: "Mormons in Hancock County: A Reminiscence"
1971
2
James B. Allen: "One Man's Nauvoo: William Clayton's Experience in Mormon Illinois"
1979
3
Articles: Nauvoo Journals
1975-1983
4
Bruce A. Van Orden: "Stephen A. Douglas and the Mormons: A Revisionist View"
5
Calvin V. French: "Organization and Administration of the Latter Day Saint School System of Free Education, Common School Through University at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1840-1845"
1965
6
Assorted Materials: The Mormons in Illinois
1943-1979
7
D. Michael Quinn: "Joseph Smith III's 1844 Blessing And The Mormons of Utah"
1981
8
Jerald and Sandra Tanner: "Joseph Smith's Successor An Important New Document Comes To Light"
1981
9
E. Gary Smith: "The Patriarchal Crisis of 1845"
1983
10
Dennis Michael Quinn: "The Mormon Hierarchy, 1832-1932: An American Elite"
1976
11
Articles: The Mormon Family
1942-1976
12
Thomas G. Alexander: "Federal Authority Versus Polygamic Theocracy"
1966
13
Charles A. Cannon: "The Awesome Power of Sex: The Polemical Campaign Against Mormon Polygamy"
1974
14
Orma Linford: "The Mormons and the Law: The Polygamy Cases"
1965
15
Victor W. Jorgensen and B. Carmon Hardy: "The Taylor-Cowley Affair and the Watershed of Mormon History"
1980
16
Kenneth L. Cannon: Mormon Polygamy, 1890-1906: "Attitudes of Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, and Joseph F. Smith toward the Continuation of Polygamy after the Manifesto"
1980
17
Gordon C. Thomason: "The Manifesto was a Victory"
1971
18
Henry J. Wolfinger: "A Reexamination of the Woodruff Manifesto in the Light of Utah Constitutional History"
1971
19
Paul W. Edwards: "William B. Smith: The Persistent "Pretender"
1985
20
Ronald W. Walker: "The Commencement of the Godbeite Protest: Another View"
1974
21
Book Review: Lawrence Foster's "Religion and Sexuality"
1981
22
Articles: Utah Politics
1958-1970

Assorted Materials and Notes, 1802-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Folder
1
Leonard J. Arrington: Assorted Materials
1956-1978
2
Wesley P. Walters: Assorted Materials
1980-1989
3
Mervin B. Hogan: "The Cryptic Cable Tow Between Mormonism and Freemasonry"
1970
4
Mervin B. Hogan: "The Milieu of Mormonism and Freemasonry at Nauvoo: An Interpretation"
1975
5
Mervin B. Hogan: "Mormonism and Freemasonry"
1977-1984
6
S. H. Goodwin: "Mormonism and Masonry"
1925
7
Kenneth W. Godfrey: "Joseph Smith and the Masons"
1971
8
Assorted Materials: Freemasonry
1802-1969
9
A Master Mason: "Free Masonry"
1828
10
Albert G. Mackey: "An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry"
1920-1925
11
Articles: Antimasonry
1977-1984
12
Notes: "Christianity in the Development of Colonial America"
Notes from Professor Sidney E. Mead's class.
1955
13
Notes: "The Liberal Tradition of Churches in America"
Notes from Professor Sidney E. Mead's class.
1958
14
Notes: "The Genius of American Protestantism"
Notes from Professor Sidney E. Mead's class.
1958
15
"Religion in America, 1800-1865"
Professor Sidney E. Mead's course outline.
1951
16
Bibliographies
1952-1962
17
Davis Bitton: "Diaries, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Documents in Salt Lake City Repositories"
1968

Notes and Correspondence, 1944-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1
Notes: U.S. Constitutional History
2
Notes and Articles
3
Graduate Seminar: Assorted Materials
4
Problems in American Church History: Assorted Materials
5
Undergraduate Seminar: Assorted Materials
6
Class Outlines and Assorted Materials
7
Conference Papers: The "Restoration" Theme
1978-1985
8
Notes: Dale Morgan and Fawn Correspondence
1944-1946
9
Correspondence: John C. Bennett
1950
10
Correspondence and Articles
1944-1992
11
Correspondence: Marvin and Donna Hill
Correspondence relates to Donna Hill's 1977 Joseph Smith biography. For more information consult the Donna Hill Papers, Accn 1451.
1971

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description
box
22
Folder
1
Manuscript: Chapter One of Marvin and Donna Hill's Biography of Joseph Smith
2
Manuscript: Chapter Two of Joseph Smith Biography
3
Manuscript: Chapters Three-Five of Joseph Smith's Biography
4
Manuscript: Chapters Six-Nine of Joseph Smith's Biography
5
Manuscript: Chapters Ten-Thirteen of Joseph Smith's Biography
6
Manuscript: Chapters Fourteen-Seventeen of Joseph Smith Biography
7
Manuscript: "A Principle Means in the Hands of God"
Chapter II of Marvin Hill's book entitled "Quest for Refuge: The Mormon Flight from American Pluralsim".
8
Manuscript: "I Say Unto You, Be One"
Chapter III.
9
Manuscript: "Establishing Israel...by a Theocratic Government"
Chapter IV.
10
Manuscript" "In a Military Spirit"
Chapter V.
11
Manuscript: "Everything God Does is to Aggrandize His Kingdom"
Chapter VI.
12
Manuscript: "If Our Enemies...Deprive Us of Our Rights...We Will Claim Them from a Higher Power"
Chapter VII.
13
Manuscript: "To the Wilderness for Safety and Refuge"
Chapter VIII.

Assorted Materials, 1788-1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1
Materials for a Joseph Smith Biography
2
Assorted Materials: The Smith Family
1788-1962
3
Assorted Materials: Joseph Smith
1841/1971
4
Assorted Materials: Joseph Smith
1828-1971
5
"Joseph Smith the Prophet"
6
Edward Stevenson: "Reminiscences of Joseph Smith the Prophet and the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon"
1893
7
Assorted Materials: Religion in New England
1797-1974
8
The Jason Treadwell Murder Trial
1824

Assorted Materials, 1789-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: The Book of Mormon
1829-1985
2
Assorted Materials: The Book of Mormon
1829-1969
3
Assorted Materials: The Book of Mormon
1829-1970
4
Assorted Materials: The Book of Mormon
1907-1992
5
Ronald W. Walker: "Martin Harris: The First Convert"
1986
6
Assorted Materials: The Mormons and the American Indians
1810-1971
7
Religion in Europe and in America
1789-1956
8
Assorted Materials: Early Mormon History
1810-1931

Assorted Materials, 1815-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Early Mormon History
1830-1961
2
Assorted Materials: Early Mormon History
1829-1946
3
Joseph Smith's Revelations
1831-1844
4
Joseph Smith and the Gold Digging Materials
1825-1986
5
Palmyra Census Data
1820-1830
6
Assorted Materials: Palmyra
1815-1970
7
Assorted Materials: Palmyra
1818-1969
8
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1815-1974

Assorted Materials, 1824-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1830-1893
2
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1831-1956
3
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1830-1963
4
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1831-1970
5
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1832-1886
6
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1834-1864
7
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1832-1878
8
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1824-1859
9
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1827-1940

Assorted Materials, 1830-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description Dates
box
27
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1832-1837
2
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1835-1970
3
Assorted Materials: Kirtland
1831-1947
4
Legal Proceedings: Geauga County, Ohio
1830-1840
5
Notes: Kirtland
1830-1841
6
Eva L. Pancoast: "The Mormons at Kirtland"
1929
7
Max H. Parkin: "Conflict at Kirtland: A Study of the Nature and Causes of External and Internal Conflict of the Mormons in Ohio between 1830 and 1838"
Part I.
1967
8
Max Parkin: "Conflict at Kirtland"
Part II.
1967
9
Max H. Parkin: "Conflict at Kirtland"
Part III.
1967

Assorted Materials, 1830-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Folder
1
Oliver Cowdery: Letters
1833-1838
2
"The Evening and Morning Star"
1832-1833
3
Edward Partridge: Journal
1878
4
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1832-1955
5
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1830-1965
6
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1832-1965
7
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1833-1926
8
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1836-1966

Assorted Materials and Journals, 1823-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
box
29
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1833-1973
2
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1833-1955
3
Assorted Materials: Missouri
1823-1963
4
Heber C. Kimball: Journals
1837-1846
5
Heber C. Kimball: Journals
1840-1845
6
Heber C. Kimball: Journals
1842-1845
7
Heber C. Kimball: Journals
1845-1846
8
Wilford Woodruff: Journal
1833-1844
9
"Times and Seasons"
1839-1842

Assorted Materials, 1839-1843Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description Dates
box
30
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1839-1842
2
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1842
3
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1842-1843
4
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1842
5
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1842

Assorted Materials, Correspondence, and Documents, 1821-1924Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
box
31
Folder
1
Joseph Smith and Politicians
1838-1844
2
William Smith: Assorted Materials
1843-1850
3
Family Records of Parley Parker Pratt
4
Assorted Materials
1830-1899
5
Assorted Materials: Kirtland and Nauvoo
1821-1845
6
Correspondence
1839-1843
7
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1838-1924
8
Correspondence
1844
9
Documents: Mormon Memorials for Redress against the State of Missouri
1840-1844
10
Document: Mormon Memorial Seeking Permission for the Establishment of a Territorial Form of Government
1844

Assorted Materials, 1836-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
box
32
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1836-1945
2
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1839-1964
3
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1841-1855
4
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1844
5
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1844-1979
6
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1839-1979

Assorted Materials, 1829-1955Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Container(s) Description Dates
box
33
Folder
1
Joseph Smith's Letter Books
1829-1842
2
Hyrum Smith: Correspondence
1839
3
"The Latter Day Saints' Millenial Star"
1841-1844
4
"The Voice of Truth"
1844
5
"Revised Laws of the Nauvoo Legion"
1844
6
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1838-1955
7
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1840-1889
8
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1834-1939
9
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1838-1936

Assorted Materials, 1830-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1840-1965
2
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1838-1939
3
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1841-1865
4
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1839-1979
5
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1838-1844
6
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1836-1956
7
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1830-1981
8
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1839-1962

Assorted Materials, 1839-1847Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Container(s) Description Dates
box
35
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Mormon-Gentile Conflict in Illinois
1839-1847
2
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1840-1845
3
Assorted Materials: Joseph Smith's Murder
1844
4
Assorted Materials: Joseph Smith's Murder
1844
5
Jury Panel Records and the Joseph Smith Murder Trial Document
1844-1845
6
Minutes of the Trial of Members of the Mob Who Helped to Kill Joseph Smith, the Prophet
1844-1845

Assorted Materials, 1939-1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Container(s) Description Dates
box
36
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Charges, Indictments and Trials
1844-1846
2
Franklin A. Worrell Papers
1844-1974
3
The Strang Papers
1846-1850
4
William H. Kelly Papers: Interviews and Articles
1881-1893
5
Jedediah M. Grant: "A Collection of Facts, Relative to the Course Taken by Elder Sidney Rigdon"
1844
6
Notes: Nauvoo
1839-1845
7
Assorted Materials
1839-1971

Assorted Materials, 1818-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Container(s) Description Dates
box
37
Folder
1
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1837-1959
2
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1839-1970
3
Assorted Materials: Nauvoo
1838-1964
4
Assorted Materials: Kirtland and Nauvoo
1832-1967
5
Assorted Materials
1821-1981
6
Assorted Materials
1818-1974

Assorted Materials, 1828-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Container(s) Description Dates
box
38
Folder
1
Assorted Materials
1828-1977
2
Eber D. Howe: "Mormonism Unveiled"
1834
3
Charles G. Finney: "Lectures on Revivals of Religion"
1835
4
"The Early Days of Mormonism"
1880
5
Stanley B. Kimball: "New Light on the Old Kinderhook Plates Problem"
1981
6
Assorted Materials: Polygamy
1837-1925
7
Assorted Materials: Polygamy
1841-1973
8
Assorted Materials: Polygamy
1842-1960
9
"Defence of Elder William Smith against the Slanders of Abraham Burtis and Others"
1844
10
Belinda Marden Pratt: "Defence of Polygamy"
1854
11
David H. Smith: "The Bible Versus Polygamy"
12
"Family Ties: Belief and Practice in Nauvoo"

Assorted Materials, 1815-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Container(s) Description Dates
box
39
Folder
1
Joseph Smith: "Reply to Orson Pratt"
1870
2
Alexander H. Smith: "Polygamy: Was It an Original Tenet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints?"
3
Joseph Smith: "One Wife, or Many"
4
Helen Mar Whitney: "Plural Marriage as Taught by the Prophet Joseph"
1882
5
Helen Mar Whitney: "Why We Practice Plural Marriage"
1884
6
The Marriage of Jesus Christ and His Descendants
1899-1977
7
Correspondence and Affidavit: Wesley P. Matthews
1971
8
Preston Nibley: "What of Joseph Smith's Prophecy that the Constitution Would Hang by a Thread?"
1948
9
Correspondence: Leonard J. Arrington and Polygamy
1973
10
Polygamy: Articles
1891-1983
11
Assorted Comments, Notes and Materials
12
Davis Bitton: "Mormon Biography"
1981
13
Assorted Materials
1815-1981
14
Assorted Notes and Comments

Brigham Young Materials, 1839-1877Return to Top

Container(s): Box 40

Container(s) Description Dates
box
40
Folder
1
Brigham Young Papers
1839-1877
2
Brigham Young Papers
1850-1861
3
Brigham Young File
1845-1846
4
Brigham Young: Documents
1852-1855
5
Brigham Young: Documents
1856-1862
6
Brigham Young's Office Journal
1853-1863
7
"Diary of Brigham Young 1857"
8
Correspondence: Brigham Young to Horace S. Eldredge
1858-1859
9
Brigham Young's Unpublished Sermons
1862-1865
10
Brigham Young's Unpublished Sermons
1863-1866

Assorted Materials, 1827-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Container(s) Description Dates
box
41
Folder
1
Brigham Young's Unpublished Sermons
1866-1874
2
"Unpublished Sermons of Brigham Young"
1978
3
Brigham Young: Assorted Materials
1852-1875
4
Brigham Young Inventory Lists
5
David J. Whittaker: "Brigham Young: A Selected Bibliography"
1980
6
Documents
1847-1877
7
Correspondence
1844-1874
8
Lucy Mack Smith: Manuscript and Letter
1829
9
Martin Harris: Letters and Interview
1830-1859
10
"William E. McLellin Journal"
1831-1836
11
Joseph Knight's Recollections of Mormon History
1827-1844
12
Newel Knight's Journal
1831-1845

Diaries and Journals, 1840-1942Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Container(s) Description Dates
box
42
Folder
1
William Clayton's Nauvoo Diaries and Writings
1840-1846
2
William Clayton's Journal
1840-1846
3
"Journal of Priddy Meeks"
1942
4
Interviews: Benjamin and Lorenzo Saunders
1884-1893
5
Pomeroy Tucker: "Origin, Rise and Progress of Mormonism"
1867
6
"Journal of Discourses"
1853-1857
7
"Journal of Discourses"
1859-1864
8
"Journal of Discourses"
1864-1877
9
"Millenial Star"
1849-1858
10
"Millenial Star"
1859-1876

Assorted Materials, 1825-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Container(s) Description Dates
box
43
Folder
1
Orson Pratt's Doctrinal Disputes--Adam God Controversy
1860
2
David John Buerger: "The Adam-God Doctrine"
1982
3
Assorted Materials: The Mormons and American Blacks
1838-1981
4
Assorted Materials: Mormonism
1825-1970
5
Assorted Materials
1830-1951
6
Assorted Materials
1840-1943
7
Assorted Materials
1841-1916
8
Assorted Materials
1843-1902
9
Assorted Materials
1844-1981

Brigham Young Materials, 1854-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Container(s) Description Dates
box
44
Folder
1
Assorted Materials
1854-1984
2
Brigham Young: Articles
1890-1959
3
Brigham Young: Articles
1960-1977
4
Brigham Young: Articles
1978-1983
5
Brigham Young: Articles
6
Brigham Young: Books
1859-1982
7
"Seminar on Brigham Young"
1963

Publications and Papers, 1861-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Folder
1
Jules Remy and Julius Brenchley: "A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City"
1861
2
Mary Van Sickle Wait: "Brigham Young in Cayuga County 1813-1829"
1964
3
James B. Allen: "The Man--Brigham Young"
1968
4
Ronald K. Esplin: "Will the Real Brigham Young Please Stand Up: The Biography that Has Never Been Written"
1971
5
Elden J. Watson: "Manuscript History of Brigham Young 1846-1847"
1971
6
Leonard J. Arrington and Ronald K. Esplin: "The Role of the Council of Twelve during Brigham Young's Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"
1979
7
"Diary of Charles Lowell Walker"
1980
8
E. B. Long: "The Saints and the Union"
1981
9
Eugene E. Campbell: "Brigham Young: Paradoxical Prophet"
10
Assorted Materials
11
Articles: Utah and Mormon History
1899-1973
12
Articles: Utah and Mormon History
1974-1986

Correspondence and Senate Proceedings, 1880-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Container(s) Description Dates
box
46
Folder
1
Biographical Materials: Reed Smoot
1901-1966
2
Reed Smoot's Diary
1880-1932
3
Correspondence: Reed Smoot and Joseph F. Smith
1903-1905
4
Correspondence: Reed Smoot and Joseph F. Smith
1906
5
Correspondence: Reed Smoot and Joseph F. Smith
1907-1919
6
Correspondence: Reed Smoot and Heber J. Grant
1906-1933
7
Correspondence: Joseph F. Smith and B. H. Roberts
Includes letter in which Smith condemns Roberts' opposition to Smoot's re-election to the U.S. Senate.
1908
8
Correspondence: Jonathan P. Dolliver
1903-1907
9
"Senate Election Cases: Reed Smoot"
1903-1907
10
"Proceedings before the Committe on Privileges and Elections: the Reed Smoot Hearings"
1904

Senate Proceedings and Correspondence, 1903-1909Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

Container(s) Description Dates
box
47
Folder
1
"Proceedings before the Committee on Privileges and Elections: the Reed Smoot Hearings"
1904
2
"Congressional Record--Senate"
1904-1907
3
Assorted Materials: the Red Smoot Hearings
1904-1907
4
Speeches: U.S. Senate
1905-1907
5
Correspondence
1903
6
Correspondence
1904
7
Correspondence
1905
8
Correspondence
1906
9
Correspondence
1907-1909

Assorted Materials, 1884-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Container(s) Description Dates
box
48
Folder
1
Carlos A. Badger Materials
1903-1907
2
Correspondence
1911-1982
3
Oral Interview: Edgar B. Brossard
4
Anthon H. Lund Journal and Diary
1896-1911
5
Assorted Materials
1888-1983
6
L.D.S. General Conference Reports
1930-1940
7
"Journal History"
1884-1932
8
"Journal History"
1933-1941
9
Articles
1903-1941

Articles, Books, and Theses, 1901-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
box
49
Folder
1
Articles
1951-1983
2
Newspaper Articles
1902-1941
3
"Lives of Our Leaders"
1901
4
Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins: "Under the Prophet in Utah"
1911
5
Joseph Benson Foraker: "Notes of a Busy Life"
1916
6
Milton R. Merrill: "Reed Smoot: Apostle in Politics"
1950
7
C. Eliott Berlin: "Abraham Owen Smoot: Pioneer Mormon Leader"
1955
8
Jay R. Lowe: "Fred T. Dubois, Foe of the Mormons"
1960
9
Ellen Gunnell Callister: "The Political Career of Edward Henry Callister, 1885-1916"
1967
10
Frank H. Jonas: Utah Politics
1961-1969

Speeches and Archival Materials, 1943-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Folder
1
Student Term Papers: Reed Smoot
1981-1982
2
John Braeman: "Albert J. Beveridge"
3
Assorted Materials
4
Autobiographical and Biographical Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
1953-1977
5
Speeches: Ezra Taft Benson
1944-1963
6
Speeches: Ezra Taft Benson
1964-1983
7
L.D.S. Church Archival Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
1950-1955
8
L.D.S. Church Archival Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
1943-1949

Archival Materials and Correspondence, 1924-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 51

Container(s) Description Dates
box
51
Folder
1
L.D.S. Church Archivals: Ezra Taft Benson
1954-1961
2
L.D.S. Church Archival Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
Includes letters of Benson to Joseph Fielding Smith concerning the John Birch Society.
1958-1974
3
L.D.S. Church Archival Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
1924-1967
4
L.D.S. Church Archival Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
1953-1962
5
L.D.S. Church Archival Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
Includes the 1845 letter of William Smith pertaining to the principle of prophet primogeniture found in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants.
1953-1961
6
L.D.S. Church Archival Materials: Ezra Taft Benson
Includes Benson's 1957 anti-semitic manuscript which uses conspiratorial arguments to stress the similarities of goals between communism and zionism. This material can be found on reel four of the Benson tapes (# 28-29) and appears on pages 15-25 of Hill's notes. The last section of the memorandum sent to President J. Reuben Clark is entitled "Some Milestones in the March of Zionism to World Power." President Clark noted that some of Benson's ideas were virtually identical to those of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."
1952-1968
7
Archival Notes
Includes information extracted from the Clark papers and the Moyle and Wilkinson diaries.
1940-1976
8
California Attorney General's Report on the John Birch Society
1961
9
Benson and the John Birch Society
1961-1983
10
Correspondence: The John Birch Society and the L.D.S. Church
1961-1966
11
"First Presidency Statement: Church Sets Policy on Birch Society"
1963
12
Correspondence: Ezra Taft Benson to Joseph Fielding Smith
1963
13
Ralph Harding Speech: "Ezra Taft Benson's Support of John Birch Society Is Criticized"
1963
14
Correspondence: Dwight D. Eisenhower to Ralph Harding
1963
15
Correspondence: Robert R. McKay to Ralph R. Harding
1963
16
Correspondence: Joseph Fielding Smith to Ralph Harding
1963
17
Correspondence: Ezra Taft Benson's Speech and David O. McKay
1964

Correspondence and Assorted Materials, 1943-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description Dates
box
52
Folder
1
Correspondence: B.Y.U. John Birch Society Meeting, President Ernest Wilkinson and Ezra Taft Benson
1966
2
"B.Y.U. Spy Case": The Seventh East Press
1982
3
The Draft Benson for President Movement
Includes a 1958 "Strictly Confidential Memorandum" concerning the issue of Benson retaining his membership on the Council of Twelve while serving as the Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower and a discussion with President McKay about the draft Benson for U.S. President proposal.
1958-1967
4
Correspondence: Ezra Taft Benson to Ernest L. Wilkinson
1969
5
Correspondence: J. Wilson Bartlett to Stake Presidents and Brother Benson
Proposal to remove Joseph Fielding Smith as Prophet and replace him with Ezra Taft Benson. Letter was sent prior to the convocation of the L.D.S. church's semi-annual meeting in April of one of the three years between 1970 and 1972.
1970-1972
6
Correspondence: Ezra Taft Benson to Thayne Robson
1973
7
The L.D.S. Church and the Principle of Political Non-Partisanship
1974-1982
8
Correspondence: Heber Housing Authority and Socialism
1975-1976
9
Speech and Correspondence: "Inflation and Communism"
1976
10
Correspondence: J.D. Williams
1962-1966
11
Speech and Correspondence: Ezra Taft Benson and J.D. Williams
1980
12
Assorted Materials: Reed A. Benson
1956-1986
13
Interview: J. Earl Coke
1976
14
Interview: Lera Whittle
1984
15
Interview: Sterling McMurrin
1984
16
Interview: Mark Allen
1984
17
Interview: Wendall Eames
1984
18
Correspondence: Vernon H. Jensen
1984
19
Alison Bethke: "BF, EB"
1984
20
B. Crawford: "Ezra Taft Benson: The Whys of the Right Wing Conservative"
1982
21
Hill's Comments and Notes: Ezra Taft Benson
22
Correspondence: Arthur V. Watkins
1954
23
"Congressional Record"
1954-1959
24
Ezra Taft Benson: "Cross Fire: The Eight Years with Eisenhower"
1962
25
Assorted Materials
1946-1979
26
Newspaper Clippings and Articles
1943-1960

Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Container(s) Description Dates
box
53
Folder
1
Newspaper Clippings
1944-1961
2
Newspaper Clippings
1952-1956
3
Articles
1952-1960
4
Newspaper Clippings
1961-1969
5
Newspaper Clippings
1970-1979

Documents and Assorted Materials, 1970-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 54

Container(s) Description Dates
box
54
Folder
1
Newspaper Clippings
1980-1984
2
Trudy Huskamp Peterson: "The Agricultural Trade Policy of the Eisenhower Administration"
1975
3
Articles: Benson's Agricultural Policies
1970-1979
4
Frank H. Jonas: "Political Dynamiting"
1970
5
Salt Lake County Attorney Documents: "Mark Hofmann Interviews"
Vol. 1. Pages 1-147.
1987
6
Salt Lake County Attorney Documents: "Mark Hofmann Interviews"
Pages 148-294.
1987
7
Salt Lake County Attorney Documents: "Mark Hofmann Interviews"
Vol. 2. Pages 295-418.
1987
8
Salt Lake County Attorney Documents: "Mark Hofmann Interviews"
Pages 419-537.
1987

Assorted Materials, 1981-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 55

Container(s) Description Dates
box
55
Folder
1
Documents: Mark Hofmann Trial Exhibits
1987
2
Document: Mark Hofmann's Plea Agreement
1987
3
Newspaper Clippings
1981-1986
4
"Salt Lake City Messenger"
1986-1987
5
"Church History and Recent Forgeries: A Symposium"
1987
6
Bibliography and Notes

Letters and Archival Materials, 1829-1839Return to Top

Container(s): Box 56

Container(s) Description Dates
box
56
Folder
1
"The Kirtland Letter Book"
1829-1834
2
"Copies of Letters, Etc."
1833-1839
3
L.D.S. Church Archives: Joseph Smith Materials
1835-1838
4
L.D.S. Church Archives: Joseph Smith Materials
1839

Newspaper Clippings, 1843-1846Return to Top

Container(s): Box 57

Container(s) Description Dates
box
57
Folder
1
Illinois and Missouri Newspapers
1843-1844
2
Illinois and Missouri Newspapers
1845
3
Illinois and Missouri Newspapers
1846

Journal History, 1845-1863Return to Top

Container(s): Box 58

Container(s) Description Dates
box
58
Folder
1
"Journal History"
1845-1847
2
"Journal History"
1848-1851
3
"Journal History"
1852-1853
4
"Journal History"
1854-1857
5
"Journal History"
1858-1859
6
"Journal History"
1860-1863

Newspaper Clippings, 1950-1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box 59

Research MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
60
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
61
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
62
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
63
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
64
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
65
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
66
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
67
Note Card Bibliography and Notes
68
Note Card Bibliography and Notes

Microfilm ReelsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
69
Manuscript History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1805-1843
70
Manuscript History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1838-1844
71
Palmyra, New York: "The Reflector"
1829-1831
72
Kirtland, Ohio: "Evening and Morning Star"
1832-1834
73
Kirtland Bank Ledger
74
Illinois Newspapers
75
W.W. Phelps and Warren Parrish: "Book of Abraham Manuscripts"
1837
76
Robert Kent Fielding: "The Growth of the Mormon Church in Kirtland, Ohio"
1957
77
George R. Gayler: "A Social, Economic and Political Study of the Mormons in Western Illinois, 1839-1846"
1955
78
Edward Leo Lyman: "The Mormon Quest for Utah Statehood"
1981
79
Jo Ann B. Shipps: "The Mormons in Politics: The First Hundred Years"
1965
80
Oliver Cowdery: "Letters in Letterbooks to Warren A. Cowdery"
1846
81
"Memorial of Ephraim Owen Jr." and "Latter Day Saints Petition to the U.S. House of Representatives"
1838-1840

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--History--19th century
  • Personal Names :
  • Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915- --No man knows my history
  • Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844--First vision
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Hill, Marvin S.--Critical examination of No man knows my history
  • Hill, Marvin S.--First vision controversy
  • Hill, Marvin S.--Review of No man knows my history