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Samuel Bateman diary excerpts

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Samuel Bateman diary excerpts (1886-1907) were kept while Bateman served as bodyguard to LDS Church president, John Taylor.
 
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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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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papers (1820-1986) contain correspondence, personal diary entries, research notes, copies of papers (both published and unpublished), newspaper clippings, class notes and projects, copies of diary and letter transcripts where the originals are stored in other archival repositories,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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Mads Christensen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Mads Christensen papers (1888) consist of a copy of an autograph book given to Christensen by fellow Mormon polygamist prisoners in the Utah Penitentiary. Also included is Christensen's citizenship certificate.
 
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Peter J. Christofferson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Peter J. Christofferson papers includes a two-page biography of Christofferson, "Pioneer life of Peter J. Christofferson," a poem titled "At the Golden Gates," and a five-page autobiographical reminiscence of an Arizona trial for polygamy followed by incarceration in Detroit.
 
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Vesta Pierce Crawford papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Vesta Pierce Crawrford papers contain her research for the unfinished book "The Elected Lady," correspondence, poetry, and a journal.
 
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Wilford Ence family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Wilford Ence family papers (1840-1933) consists of an original autobiography and family record written by Gottlieb Ence, as well as an autobiography by George J. Ramsey. Wilford Ence (b. 1883) was the son of Gottlieb and Caroline Ence. George J. Ramsey was the father of Caroline Ence. Both Gottlieb and George were LDS converts.
 
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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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Frederick Kesler papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Frederick Kesler papers (1829-1985) consist of record books, daybooks, diaries, newspaper clippings, printed materials, photographs, books, and personal artifacts. Kesler was a mill-wright and bishop of Salt Lake 16th ward.
 
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Eliza Maria Partridge Smith Lyman diary [photocopy and typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Eliza Maria Partridge Smith Lyman diary [photocopy and typescript] (1820-1886) consist of a record of a woman's day-to-day hardship and heartbreak while crossing the United States as a young wife and mother. Communities such as Salt Lake City, Oak City, Fillmore, and the San Juan country play important roles in the journal as family members moved and settled down.
 
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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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Joseph W. Musser papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Joseph W. Musser papers (circa 1930s) are notes from a book of remembrance by Musser, but also include a great deal of notes, usually about dreams and visions, by Lorin C. Wooley. Both Musser and Wooley broke from the LDS Church over the issues of the cessation of polygamy and priesthood in the early 20th century.
 
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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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Joseph Lafayette Rawlins papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Joseph Lafayette Rawlins papers (1885-1964) contain materials collected by Rawlins' daughter, Alta R. Jensen, in preparation for her publication of The Unfavored Few: The Autobiography of Joseph L. Rawlins. Joseph L. Rawlins (1850-1926) was dedicated to making Utah a state, and fought to change political situation that were objectionable to people outside the Utah Territory. His efforts were eventually introduced before the House of Representatives in a statehood bill.
 
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B. H. Roberts papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The B. H. Roberts papers (1825-1976) consist of an autobiography of Roberts, genealogical information, journals, correspondence, scrapbooks, poems, speeches, commentaries on religious subjects, L. D. S. missionary materials, articles, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and books. The significance of these papers is manifested in Roberts' discussion of church-state relations the multi-volume history of the L.D. S. church, the investigation of the scriptural origins of the Mormon faith, the reflections upon and analysis of theological and philosophical topics, and the formulation of the church's missionary pedagogy.
 
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Henry Weeks Sanderson autobiography and family history

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Henry Weeks Sanderson autobiography and family history (1884-1887) was written by Sanderson (b. 1829), a man of many trades who settled in Utah.
 
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Ellis Reynolds Shipp papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Ellis Reynolds Shipp papers (1866-1962) consist of an autobiography and diary transcription of Ellis Shipp (1847-1939) by her daughter, Ellis Shipp Musser. Ellis Shipp was a Mormon pioneer and doctor, specializing in obstetrics and nursing.
 
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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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Mary Jane Mount Tanner papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Mary Jane Mount Tanner papers consist of an introspective and insightful diary recording her impressions of her activities and society. It concerns primarily personal matters such as stresses in a polygamous family, problems with family members, church and social activities, and the publication of a volume of her poetry. Correspondence is primarily about family matters; between herself and father in California (1849-1876) about his activities and the settlement of his estate; to her husband Myron Tanner about their courtship; and from other family members. Autobiography and diaries available to patrons on microfilm.
 
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John Taylor family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The John Taylor family papers (1844-1994) are a collection of material reflecting the life and work of John Taylor, third president of the LDS Church, and his descendants, John W. Taylor, Raymond Woolley Taylor, and Samuel Taylor. Included are correspondence, letters, biographies, research, writings, diaries, and other papers.
 
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Paul Thatcher family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Paul Thatcher family papers (1809-1972) contain diaries, letters, biographies, and reminiscences from two prominent families of Utah, the Thatcher's of Logan and the Smoot's of Provo.
 
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Bruce A. Van Orden papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Bruce A. Van Orden papers consist mainly of articles by Van Orden on subjects such as W. W. Phelps, celestial marriage, Brigham Young, hymns, Joseph Smith Jr., and scripture. Family history records and other personal information are also included.
 
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Emily Dow Partridge Smith Young papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Emily Dow Partridge Smith Young papers (1832-1970) is a compilation of histories, letters, and a portion of Emily Young's diary copied by relatives from original manuscripts. Emily was a polygamous wife of Joseph Smith (1843) and of Brigham Young (1845).
 
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Richard Whitehead Young papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Richard Whitehead Young papers (1876-1957) consist mainly of the journals of Richard W. Young (1858-1919), Minerva Richards Young, and Richard W. Young Jr. Correspondence and other miscellaneous papers are also included.

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