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Newell G. Bringhurst papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Newell G. Bringhurst papers (1849-2015) contain the research materials and notes on Bringhurst's biography of Fawn McKay Brodie and his book on Brigham Young, as well as correspondence, articles, conference papers, oral histories, interviews, speeches, newspaper clippings, and information on the Sunstone Symposium and other conferences. Newell Bringhurst is a former Professor of History and Government at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. He is the author and editor of several books on the history of the Mormons. These include Saints, Slaves, and Blacks: The Changing Place of Black People within Mormonism, Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier, Fawn McKay Brodie: A Biographer's Life, and Reconsidering No Man Knows My History. Bringhurst co-authored with Lavina Fielding Anderson Excavating Mormon Pasts: the New Historiography of the Last Half Century which received the John Whitmer Historical Association's Special Book Award in 2005. Two years later, he co-edited with John C. Hamer Scattering of the Saints: Schism within Mormonism. Bringhurst served as the president of the Mormon History Association and the John Whitmer Historical Association.
 
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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papers (1820-1986) contain correspondence, personal diary entries, research notes, copies of papers (both published and unpublished), newspaper clippings, class notes and projects, copies of diary and letter transcripts where the originals are stored in other archival repositories,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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Francis M. Darter correspondence

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Francis M. Darter correspondence (1918) consist of two letters written by Darter to a Brother Sturm. He discusses being reinstated into the LDS Church, a book he has written that does not agree with church leaders, and preparing for the final days of the earth.
 
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George Leroy Dockstader papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The George L. Dockstader papers (1843-2001) consist of biographical materials, documents, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, publications, and books. The bulk of the papers focuses upon correspondence, publications, and assorted materials pertaining to the ideas and activities of Mormon fundamentalists, particularly the Le Baron-led Church of the Firstborn of the Fulness of Times.
 
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G. T. Harrison papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The G. T. (George Trevier) Harrison papers (1802-1994) are a collection of studies of Mormonism, Christianity, and some politics written and collected by G. T. Harrison, who in the inventory will be referred to as GTH. Once a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), Harrison later became an atheist and continued his study of the history and theology of the LDS Church, as well as other Christian religions. He wrote several books, including Mormons Are Peculiar People, Mormonism Now and Then, And It Came to Pass, and That Mormon Book, all of which are included in this collection among many other books in which he made numerous notes. Much of the material in this collection focuses on controversial aspects of religion and politics, and includes several books, correspondence, notes, and articles.
 
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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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Duane E. Jeffery papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Duane E. Jeffery papers (1814-2011) consist of professional and administrative materials, research materials, subject files, and professional writings by Jeffery. Jeffery was a distinguished professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) specializing in evolutionary genetics.
 
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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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George A. Meyer essay

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The George A. Meyer essay (1960s) consist of a paper by Meyer titled "A Critique of Mormonism and the Negro." Meyer's paper critiques a 54-page tract by John J. Stewart, a prolific writer on the subject of Mormonism, entitled "Mormonism and the Negro."
 
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LaMar Petersen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The LaMar Petersen papers (1829-2005) consist of book reviews, correspondence, publications, and an interview concerning Petersen and his controversial research regarding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
 
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Ronald E. Poelman speech

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Ronald E. Poelman speech (1984) consist of an original and corrected version titled "The Gospel and the Church," he delivered in the October 1984 General Conference of the LDS Church. Poelman was a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy at the time of the speech.
 
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J. A. C. Redford papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The J. A. C. Redford papers (1986-1992) consist of essays on Mormonism and conservative Christianity. Redford is an composer of concert music, film and television scores, and music for the theater.
 
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Sandra Tanner oral history interviews

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Sandra Tanner oral history interviews (1972-1983) is a set of transcripts of interviews with Sandra Tanner conducted by Scott H. Faulring and James V. D'Arc. Tanner, along with her husband, Jerald Tanner, founded the Modern Microfilm Co. in Salt Lake City. Topics discussed in the interviews include Mormon history and doctrine, Jerald Tanner, the Tanner family, Sandra Tanner's writing and other activities, and history of the Modern Microfilm Company. Also included are photocopies of correspondence, photographs, transcripts of converstions discussing Sandra Tanner, and bibliographies of publications. No Photocopying.
 
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Thatcher family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Thatcher family papers (1881-1904) consist of the missionary journals and letters of Roy Davis Thatcher and Diana Bean Thatcher.
 
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Cary Trivanovich papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Cary Trivanovich papers contain his essay entitled, Why I left the Mormon Church: The Seven Major Reasons Why the Church Cannot Be True.

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