The J. Golden Kimball papers (1883-1981) contain diaries, correspondence, newspaper articles, talks, and thoughts pertaining to the life of J. Golden Kimball. Born Jonathan Golden Kimball (1853-1938) in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was a prominent and well-known leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), serving as a member of the First Council of the Seventy from 1892 until his death in 1938. In the years since his death, Kimball has become a legendary character among LDS Church members.