The Samantha Tryphena Brimhall Foley autobiography (ca. 1930) is entitled "Why I Studied Spanish," by Foley. It begins around 1878 when Foley (1858-1948) left the Salt Lake area with her husband and young child in an oxen-train headed for Arizona. It ends around 1930 when Foley, then settled in southern California, was active in church work connected with the Mexican Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The manuscript provides a personal account of the activities of the Southern States Mission in the last two decades of the nineteenth century.
The H. Grant Ivins papers (1897-1973) contain diaries, correspondence, memoirs, unpublished manuscripts, and articles on subjects relating to religion and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). This collection documents one man's transition from a devout believer in the divine authority of the members of the LDS Church hierarchy to an outspoken critic of those he later described to Heber Holt as "mere men who make mistakes and who should be willing to admit these mistakes."
The Lynn Pulsipher essay (circa 1977) titled, "Post-1890 Plural Marriage in Mexico Between 1890 and 1904" consist of a paper written by Pulsipher for a Brigham Young University history course. The paper is a study of Mormon polygamy continuing in Mexico after the Manifesto of 1890 and of the role of Anthony W. Ivins in performing plural marriages in Mexico.
The Junius S. Romney papers (1903-1973) consist of a seven-volume autobiography by Romney and a seventeen-page discourse given by his father, Junius Romney Sr. Junius S. Romney (1903-1980) was a Utah attorney and member of the LDS Church.