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"£ 200 Reward" broadsheet

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The "£ 200 Reward" broadsheet advertises a reward for "each and every case of girls being sent to Utah as white slaves or for the purpose of becoming polygamous wives." The verso promotes the state of Utah and the people.
 
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John Adams family papers [photocopies]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The John Adams family papers (1886-1929) contains three photocopied documents: A journal kept by John Adams from November 1886 to October 1887, includes entries from the six months he spent in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary after his imprisonment for the practice of polygamy; a biography of John Adams (1836-1901) written in 1927 by his son, John Q. Adams; and a "Tribute to my Mother," written by John Q. Adams in 1929. Together, these documents describe Adams' experiences in prison and the hardships endured by the family of this Centerville, Utah, merchant who refused to renounce polygamy.
 
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Milo Andrus photograph collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Milo Andrus photograph collection contains photographs include the Neff home in Salt Lake City, formerly the Deseret Telegraph Station, and the Milo Andrus Halfway House in Crescent.
 
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Andrus family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Andrus family papers (1978-1979) contain information on Milo Andrus and his wives through two family publications, The Andrus Recorder and Milo Andrus and His Wives and Children. Both these xerox editions contain excerpts from Milo's journal and autobiography, as well as his letters. Information regarding Lucy Andrus and her "Halfway House" is also included.
 
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William B. Ashworth and Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiographies

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The William B. Ashworth and Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiographies (1932-1934, 1953-1956) contains a three volume transcript of "The Life of William B. Ashworth, Written by Himself," and an autobiography of Paul Parrish Ashworth, son of William B. Ashworth. Ashworth was a Utah pioneer.
 
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Aubrey family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Aubrey family papers (1884-1904) contains correspondence and newspaper clippings from the Aubrey family. Among the newspaper clippings is an official statement made in 1904 by Joseph F. Smith, President of the LDS Church, reaffirming the position of the LDS Church against plural marriage. The Aubrey family was from Fayette, Utah in Sanpete County.
 
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Bennion family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Bennion family papers (1844-1949) include the diaries of John Bennion (1820-1877), Heber Bennion (1858-1932), and Mary Bennion Powell (born 1890), as well as family correspondence and autobiographical sketches. John and Samuel Bennion and John's son, Heber, were Utah sheep ranchers and polygamists, while Mary Bennion Powell was a daughter of Heber Bennion.
 
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Brigham Young University oral history projects [transcripts]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Brigham Young University oral history projects consists of transcripts of tapes of oral history interviews with eighty-two persons conducted as part of a series of projects by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. Project topics include the Bamberger Railroad, BYU history, Charles Redd, the Interstate Brick Company, Labor in Utah, LDS chaplains, Polygamy, the Posey War, Provo City history, the San Rafael Swell, the Simpson Springs pony express station, and southeastern Utah. Interviews were conducted by various students and faculty at Brigham Young University. These oral history transcripts may not be photocopied.
 
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Jesse R. S. Budge family history and autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Jesse R. S. Budge family history and autobiography (1949) consists of family memories by Jesse Budge (1878-1964), entitled "Pioneer Days: Some Reminiscences." This writing gives details of growing up in a polygamous family in Paris, Idaho, and of Budge's legal career.
 
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David J. Buerger papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The David J. Buerger papers (1820-1986) contain correspondence, personal diary entries, research notes, copies of papers (both published and unpublished), newspaper clippings, class notes and projects, copies of diary and letter transcripts where the originals are stored in other archival repositories, pamphlets, and excerpts from published works. The largest body of documents on any one subject pertains to temple ceremonies and ordinances. Buerger compiled a file of one hundred and one published articles written between 1842 and 1985 which describe temple ceremonies. His other interests included the Adam-God doctrine, polygamy, fundamentalism, anti-Mormon writings, and all issues which have involved conflict between church officials and Mormon scholars. Among the latter are evolution, blacks and the priesthood, prophetic infallibility, and education at Brigham Young University.
 
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Paul B. Cannon papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Paul B. Cannon papers (1852-1989) contain correspondence, a scrapbook, articles, and news clippings. Cannon was an attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
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Cowley family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Cowley family papers consist of biographical sketches of several members of the Cowley family, particularly Mattias Foss Cowley and Samuel Parkinson Cowley. Included is a 10 page handwritten biography of Samuel P. Cowley by his father, Mattias F. Cowley. Mattias Foss Cowley was dropped from the Mormon Church Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1893 for continuing to practice polygamy. Samuel P. Cowley was an F.B.I. agent who was killed in a gun battle with Baby face Nelson in 1934.
 
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Herbert J. Foulger diary [photocopy and typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Herbert J. Foulger diary [photocopy and typescript] (1886) was kept by Foulger (1848-1920) while serving time in the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy. The diary contains a record of his daily activities and the routine and occasional unusual events involving other "bretheren" incarcerated with him.
 
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Hampton C. Godbe papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Hampton C. Godbe papers (1864-1990) consist of materials collected by Godbe documenting the life of his grandfather, William S. Godbe, in preparation for a proposed biography. Included are correspondence, notes, articles, and memorabilia. Also included are additional research notes of Hampton Godbe on other topics, as well as personal papers, memorabilia, and news clippings. Hampton Godbe was a Utah newspaper reporter and, later, the manager of Salt Lake City's Metropolitan Water District. His grandfather, William S. Godbe, was the leader of a group of Salt Lake City Mormons opposed to the leadership of Brigham Young, later known as the Godbeites or the Church of Zion.
 
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Duckworth Grimshaw autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Duckworth Grimshaw autobiography (1923) was written by himself and arranged by his daughters Martha J. Rogerson and May G. Jensen. The autobiography describes his experience as a Utah man imprisoned for polygamy in 1891.
 
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Home teachers meeting minutes

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The home teachers meeting minutes are handwritten and detail monthly meetings of Fourth Division home teachers of the LDS Church. The minutes were kept by clerk Benjamin S. Wilson. The entries consist of reports of visitations of members by the teachers along with reports of the state of each member's faith. Other events mentioned are the dedication of the Logan, Utah, temple; various births and deaths in the division; the imprisonment of various church members for polygamy; and the passage of the Edmonds-Tucker Act which outlawed polygamy.
 
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Julie Ingeröed autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Julie Ingeröed autobiography is titled, "One year in Utah, or, the secrets of Mormonism: a true and honest account, 1867" was translated by Helge Seljaas.
 
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Grant Ivins family photograph collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:Grant Ivins family photograph collection contains photographs of member of the Ivins family who did mission work in several different countries. The collection also contains various photo albums of life and the University of Utah.
 
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H. Grant Ivins papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The H. Grant Ivins papers (1897-1973) contain diaries, correspondence, memoirs, unpublished manuscripts, and articles on subjects relating to religion and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). This collection documents one man's transition from a devout believer in the divine authority of the members of the LDS Church hierarchy to an outspoken critic of those he later described to Heber Holt as "mere men who make mistakes and who should be willing to admit these mistakes."
 
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Benjamin Franklin Johnson typescript statement

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Benjamin Franklin Johnson typescript statement is comprised of one undated manuscript, written by Johnson, of his affiliation with the LDS Church.
 
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Victor W. Jorgensen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Victor W. Jorgensen papers (circa 1870-1970s) consist of photocpies of Jorgensen's research files concerning Mormon polygamy.
 
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Scott G. Kenney collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Scott G. Kenney collection (1820-1984) reflects the research interests of Scott G. Kenney during the 1970s and early 1980s for a projected biography of Joseph F. Smith (1838-1901). The collection consists of typescripts made by Kenney, as well as photocopies of diaries and letters. Scott G. Kenney (b. 1946) is a historical researcher, a writer, and a musician.
 
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Ralph Martin McGrath term paper

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Ralph Martin McGrath term paper (1965) is titled "Was Austin Cowles a Conspirator against the Life of the Prophet?" The paper conclusively demonstrates that Austin Cowles, of whom McGrath is a decendant, had no role in the conspiracy against the LDS prophet, Joseph Smith.
 
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Mary Bennion Powell Muhs papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Mary Bennion Powell Muhs papers (1972-1973) contain letters from Muhs a former student to Sterling M. McMurrin, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Utah, asking McMurrin to preserve the story of her father's polygamous marriage after the turn of the 20th century and its effect on her family. Includes a photocopied holograph and a typescript of the incomplete work titled "A Utah Idyll."
 
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Max H. Parkin papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Max H. Parkin papers (1820-1995) center around Max Parkin (born 1930) and his teaching career at the Salt Lake City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Institute of Religion from 1968 to 1995. The collection contains materials on subjects such as the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, LDS Church history and doctrine, polygamy, Mormon apostates, Christianity and other world religions, science, and modern-day events. These materials are in the form of correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, essays, notes, lesson plans, speeches, outlines, and publications.
 
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Prisoners for conscience sake list

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:This item consists of a handwritten list of 888 Mormon men and women imprisoned in Utah for polygamy or unlawful cohabitation under the Edmunds and Edmunds-Tucker Laws.
 
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Lynn Pulsipher essay

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Lynn Pulsipher essay (circa 1977) titled, "Post-1890 Plural Marriage in Mexico Between 1890 and 1904" consist of a paper written by Pulsipher for a Brigham Young University history course. The paper is a study of Mormon polygamy continuing in Mexico after the Manifesto of 1890 and of the role of Anthony W. Ivins in performing plural marriages in Mexico.
 
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George Albert Smith family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The George Albert Smith family papers (1731-1968) are composed of personal papers of George A. Smith, Elias Smith, John Henry Smith, George Albert Smith, Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith Wilford Woodruff, and Emily Smith Stewart. Includes early Smith family documents, family records, church records, genealogical records, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, daybooks, photographs and tape recordings. Some items from the collection have been digitized and are available online.
 
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George D. Smith papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The George D. Smith papers (1825-2009) contain essays, symposium presentations, letters, and othe items relating to central and controversial questions in Mormon history and belief.
 
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Joseph F. Smith family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Joseph F. Smith family papers (1860-1944) contain correspondence, diaries, a letter book, and general materials pertaining to the life of Joseph F. Smith, his wives, and family. Smith was the sixth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the last President of the Church to have personally known the founder of the Mormon faith, the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., who was also his uncle.
 
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Joseph Smith, Jr. collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Joseph Smith, Jr. collection (1829-1986) consist of a number of diverse items from several sources which provide useful background information for those interested in knowing more about particular aspects of the life of Joseph Smith Jr., the founder of one of America's most successful religions, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
 
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George H. Taylor autobiography and diary

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The George H. Taylor autobiography and diary consist of a transcript of an autobiography of George H. Taylor, an LDS bishop, written while serving a prison term in 1886 for polygamy; transcript of a diary recounting his prison experiences, 1886. Taylor was an LDS bishop imprisoned for practicing polygamy.
 
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Helon Henry Tracy papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Helon Henry Tracy papers (1875-1889) contain diaries, journals, bookkeeping ledgers, prison inmate rosters, articles, research materials, and newspaper court reports. Tracy was a Mormon imprisoned for polygamy in Utah in 1886.
 
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Richard S. Van Wagoner papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Richard S. Van Wagoner papers (1797-2008) contain a record of Van Wagoner's historical research and writing. Correspondence and other papers are also included. Richard Van Wagoner is a clinical audiologist and Utah Mormon historian and author.
 
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Thomas J. and Lydia H. Yates papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Thomas J. and Lydia H. Yates papers (1888-1985) contain correspondence, biographies, and a penitentiary autograph book. Thomas Yates was an engineer and active in the Mormon Church.

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