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Deseret Sunday School Union

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1872-1971

Administrative History

The Deseret Sunday School Union (1872-1971) was an auxiliary program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that provided Sunday religious instruction to members of the Church.

The Deseret Sunday School Union was established in 1872 in a renaming of the earlier Parent Sunday School Union. The organization provided Sunday religious instruction in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as support services such as curriculum development, teacher training, and library services. The Deseret Sunday School Union was renamed the Sunday School during a reorganization of Church auxiliaries in 1971.

Citation

nuc87-34314: Sperry, S.B. The Old Testament prophets, 1965(hdg. on UU rept.: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Deseret Sunday School Union; usage: Deseret Sunday School Union)

LC data base, 2-23-88(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Deseret Sunday School Union; usage: Deseret Sunday School Union)

Files of The Church History Catalog, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, viewed 11 March 2013(Parent Sunday School Union (1867-1872); organized on November 4, 1867 as Parent Sunday School Union; Deseret Sunday School Union (1872-1971); Sunday School (August 1971-present) also known as Great Salt Lake Sunday School Union; Sunday School Union of Utah Territory; Sunday School Union)

Wikipedia, website viewed 11 March 2013(Sunday School (LDS Church); Sunday School; formerly Deseret Sunday School Union; official auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; November 11, 1867 Brigham Young ordered that a union of the Sunday Schools be carried out and Daniel H. Wells, George A. Smith, Wilford Woodruff, George Q. Cannon, and Brigham Young, Jr. met and organized the Parent Sunday School Union; In 1872 the Sunday School organization was renamed the Deseret Sunday School Union; named Deseret Sunday School Union until 1971 when it was renamed simply Sunday School)

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

A teacher is born / [Brigham Young University] ; [director, Wetzel O. Whitaker], 1955

 Sub-Series — Reel: 35
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 22
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1955, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for the Sunday School board of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was designed as a training video for Sunday School teachers by showing the training needed to teach well.The collection has one copy on a film reel.

Abraham H. Cannon diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 62
Scope and Contents Cannon details his daily life, including family, church, and business affairs; frequent attendance at the theatre in Salt Lake City; and incarceration for practicing plural marriage, 1886. Diaries are handwritten, 1879-1891, and typed, 1892-1895.

George Q. Cannon letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2340
Scope and Contents Typewritten letter addressed "to Presidents of Stakes, Bishops, and Stake Superintendents of Sunday Schools." The item expresses faith in the Sunday School system of the Mormon Church and states that it will help the membership earn their salvation. The letter was signed by Cannon, George Goddard, and Karl G. Maeser as members of the General Superintendency of Sunday School for the Mormon Church. The signatures were placed on the item by some form of mechanical reproducing process.

Marie F. Felt speeches and Sunday school lessons

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1770
Scope and Contents Handwritten and typewritten drafts and final versions of speeches and Sunday school lessons. Also included are newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and a biography of Felt by her children. Most of the materials are intended for Mormon children and teach simple precepts of the Mormon faith.

Follow me / [Brigham Young University] ; [producer, Wetzel Whitaker] ; [screenplay, Scott Whitaker], 1983

 Sub-Series — Reel: 36
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 23
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1962, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It depicts a Christian family who learns to love others. The collection has one copy of on a film reel made in 1983.

Johnny Lingo / a Brigham Young University production ; produced and directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker ; [screenplay, Orma W. Wallengren], 1969

 Sub-Series — Reel: 32
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1969, and was produced by Brigham Young University for the Sunday School program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film depicts the importance of helping others realize their self-worth through the story is of a sea-trader named Johnny Lingo and his persuit of Mohanna as his wife. The collection contains one copy on a film reel. Dated 1969.

Lorin Farrar Wheelwright religious papers, circa 1952-1977

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3164 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains Wheelwright's religious papers, circa 1952-1964. This includes Wheelwright's Sunday School General Board activities, Instructor activities, stake and ward leadership callings, and lesson outlines. The Sunday School General Board activities include conventions, correspondences, and conferences concerning teaching. The Instructor was a Mormon magazine production in which Wheelwright collected and had dealings of correspondences, manuscripts, and reports with The Church of Jesus Christ...

L. H. McCullough diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 874
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary kept in a notebook. One section of the journal covers the years 1885-1886 when McCullough traveled to California to work. The remaining section covers the years 1895-1896. At this time McCullough was active in the Mormon Church. He visited local Mormon wards and branches and held meetings relating to the Sunday School.

Nephi, Juab County, Utah business records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 553
Scope and Contents Various bound volumes with holograph entries. The collection includes the Juab County Cooperative Institution account book, 1872; correspondence, business papers and receipts of the Nephi Standard Mills, 1877-1883, and stock certificates, receipts and business papers of the Nephi Mill and Manufacturing Company, 1878-1881; minute book, letter, and receipt book of the Nephi Irrigation Company, 1879-1902. The collection also includes two Sunday School class rolls of Latter-day Saint Church,...

Deseret Sunday School Union ribbon

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 768
Scope and Contents Commemorative ribbon for workers of the Deseret Sunday School Union. The item states, "Jubilee Celebration, Latter-Day Saints' Sunday Schools, Salt Lake City 1899, Sunday School Worker for 35 years, 1864 to 1899."