The Brigham City ward, Navajo County, Arizona collection [photocopies] consist of a series of papers about settlement of the Little Colorado River by members of the United Order of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Included are two essays authored by S. C. Richardson of Mesa, Arizona, containing histories of the town and a map of the site with the names and locations of settlers' homes on the townsite. Also included is a newspaper article by Eliza M. Wakefield on the history of the town. These materials also concern the Wilford settlement.
The Earl E. Olson speech (1963) is titled "Mormon Colonization in Southern Utah." The speech was addressed to a University of Utah history class on 19 June 1963. Olson was a past librarian and archivist of the LDS Church.
The Lot Smith papers (1857-1962) contain correspondence relating to Church matters, Smith's family, military orders. There are also government documents and records of the Mormon Church High Council in Tuba City, Arizona, Utah Territory, and Little Colorado Settlements in Arizona.