The journal history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1830-1972) contains diaries, letters, newspapers, and sermons on 304 reels of microfilm. The Church Historian's Office compiled a 1200-volume chronological scrapbook using diaries, letters, newspapers, sermons, and other materials.
The John R. Wendel papers (1922-2000) focus on Wendel's teaching career at the University of Arizona from 1967 to the late 1990s. Included in the collection are writings by Wendel and others, correspondence, news articles, publication extracts, notes, newsletters, pamphlets, and other materials, mainly regarding Wendel's teaching of German and the humanities. The collection also includes materials related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and Wendel's father, John Max Wendel. John Wendel (b. 1935) received his B.A. from the University of Utah (1960) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut (1964 and 1966). He served a mission for the LDS Church in Germany from 1955 to 1958.