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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papers (1820-1986) contain correspondence, personal diary entries, research notes, copies of papers (both published and unpublished), newspaper clippings, class notes and projects, copies of diary and letter transcripts where the originals are stored in other archival repositories,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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John W. Fitzgerald papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John W. Fitzgerald papers (1967-1973) consist of writings by Fitzgerald (b. 1907), a member of the LDS Church who was excommunicated due to his views on African-Americans and the priesthood. His writings are centered around the LDS Church, the priesthood, and his excommunication.
 
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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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Steven K. Madsen collection on Blacks in Utah

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Steven K. Madsen collection on Blacks in Utah (1879-1980) contains photocopied materials about early African Americans in Utah, especially about Green Flake and the community of Union. Included are clippings and book excerpts related to Green Flake, property records for Union, records of Union Fort Cemetery, and reminiscences by relatives of Green Flake. Also included are clippings and other materials on Blacks in the LDS Church (1965-1979).
 
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George A. Meyer article

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The George A. Meyer article (1960s) consist of a paper by Meyer entitled 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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Lowry Nelson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Lowry Nelson papers (1906-1985) consists of the personal and professional papers of Lowry Nelson, a rural sociologist born in Utah. Included are autobiographies, diaries, correspondence, research, writings, publications, and speeches.
 
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Mark E. Petersen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Mark E. Petersen papers (1954) consist of a talk given by Petersen while an Apostle of the LDS Church entitled, "Race Problems--As They Affect the Church." Topics discussed in the address include Petersen's belief that African Americans wanted "absorption with the white race" and Mormon Church policies regarding miscegenation.
 
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LeGrand Richards papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The LeGrand Richards papers (1978-1979) contain a transcript of an interview with Richards by Wesley P. Walters and Chris Vlachos. The interview is about the revelation giving Blacks the priesthood in the LDS Church. At the time of the revelation, Richards was an Apostle. Also included are copies of correspondence between Richards and the interviewers, a pamphlet containing the interview, and a photocopy of a published article in The Maze of Mormonism.

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