This collection consists only of a microfilmed copy of the Dale Lowell Morgan papers which are held at the Bancroft Library. The microfilm reels consists primarily of correspondence, manuscripts, transcriptions, notes and research. Correspondence concerns Morgan publications, historical research, criticism, and his family. Subjects include Western American history, the fur trade, exploration, California history, Mormon history and bibliography, and current research by others. For further information regarding this collection, please refer to the Bancroft Library's online inventory.
The Dale Lowell Morgan papers consists of correspondence, microfilm, photocopies, histories, publication information, and other materials relating to The Mormon bibliography. Included are Morgan's introduction to the the bibliography, the preface by Chad Flake, sample pages, correspondence between the Mormon Bibliography Committee and the University of Utah Press, and histories of how the bibliography evolved. Also inlcuded in the collection are photocopies of his correspondence with Bernard De Voto, materials concerning Western and Mormon history, comments on books written by De Voto and Juanita Brooks, and discussions of the fur trade. Several letters discuss differing interpretations of the mental condition of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church.