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(1820-1986) contain correspondence, personal diary entries, research notes, copies of papers (both published and unpublished), newspaper clippings, class notes and projects, copies of diary and letter transcripts where the originals are stored in other archival repositories,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

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Henry Chamberlin papers (1915-1954) consist of a bound copy of Chamberlin's paper, "Berkeley's Philosophy of Nature and Modern Theories of Evolution," written in 1916-1917 at Harvard under the direction of Ralph Barton Perry, and a photocopy of Ephraim E. Ericksen's "William H. Chamberlin, Pioneer Mormon Philosopher," published in The Western Humanities Review in 1954. Chamberlin was a Utah and Mormon philosopher who taught at Brigham Young University. He was the brother of Ralph V. Chamberlin.
 
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Robert L. Miller papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Robert L. Miller papers contain an essay by Miller, entitled Brigham Young's cosmology, a letter written to Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the LDS Church, about organic evolution, and a compilation of awards, honors, and statements concerning Henry Eyring, a prominent scientist and member of the LDS Church. Miller is a private researcher living in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
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Sterling B. Talmage papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Sterling B. Talmage papers consist of correspondence, articles, and books on theological and scientific issues, principally on dating the age of the earth, geology, and Mormon attitudes toward evolution. Correspondents include James E. Talmage, Joseph Fielding Smith, and John A. Widtsoe. Included are articles and drafts of articles. Also included are some materials by and about James E. Talmage. Sterling B. Talmage was a teacher, geologist, and writer. He was the son of LDS Church apostle James E. Talmage.

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