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Missionary Training Center (Provo, Utah)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1978-

Administrative History

The Missionary Training Center (1978- ) in Provo serves to train missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before they depart to their specific assignments.

The Missionary Training Center began operation in 1978 to replace the Language Training Mission. The campus can house up to 4,000 missionaries at a time. Approximately fifty languages are taught at the MTC by staff composed mostly of returned missionaries.

Citation

Missionary vocabulary & phrases, 2006: t.p. (Missionary Training Center) found: Google website, 2007-08-23 (Missionary Training Center; hdqts.: Provo, Utah; also MTC)

Navajo dictionary for missionaries, 1979: t.p. (Missionary Training Center) verso t.p. (c[opyright] Brigham Young University)

Wikipedia, Apr. 20, 2012 (Missionary Training Center; Missionary Training Centers (MTCs) are centers devoted to training missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The flagship MTC is located in Provo, Utah, adjacent to the campus of Brigham Young University, a private university owned and operated by the church)

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1992: p. 913 (completed in 1978; replaced Language Training Mission)

Missionary Training Center, via WWW, Aug. 27, 2014 (About the MTC; houses up to 4000 missionaries; approximately 50 languages taught; staff composed mostly of returned missionaries; trains missionaries)

Found in 78 Collections and/or Records:

Ephraim Hatch bound volumes, 1875-1975

 Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains various photos.
Dates: Other: 1875-1975

Ephraim Hatch collection of university building histories, 1974-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains bound volumes of photographs and information of the different physical plants and campus buildings.
Dates: 1974-1985

Ephraim Hatch drafts for A History of the Brigham Young University Campus and the Department of Physical Plant, approximately 1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains bound volumes of photographs of the univeristy campus and its development during the presidencies of various university presidents. Volumes assembled in approximately 1975.
Dates: approximately 1975

Ephraim Hatch loose images, 1971-1988

 Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains various photos and negatives of buildings, sculptures and other architectual focuses of BYU campuses and surrounding Provo area.
Dates: Other: 1971-1988

General Services photographs and negatives, approximately 1957-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and corresponding negatives of various buildings on campus and activities related to Food Services. Includes photographs of the cafeterias, concessions, vending, and Food Services administration. Also contains negatives and corresponding contact sheets for photographs of catering, food displays, and various events, approximately 1957-1984. Additional materials were added in April 2017, including photographs from Halloween, construction and other campus events, approximately...
Dates: approximately 1957-1999

General Services slides of landscapes, approximately 1970-1979

 Series — Carton: 2, Folder: 11
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains slides of various landscapes and student activities such as biking and hiking, circa 1970-1979.
Dates: approximately 1970-1979

Missionary Center Training records on Estonian language training, approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 44, item: 14
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Estonian language.

The 2015 accession consists of one T.A.L.L. disc of "VP" content and language resources for Estonian-speaking missionaries. Materials dated approximately 2008.
Dates: approximately 2008

Missionary Training Center floor plans, 1990-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 3
Scope and Contents Series 3, Missionary Training Center floor plans, contains floor plans for Missionary Training Centers and related LDS historical sites all over the world. This includes plans and related documents for various Visitors' Centers (Mesa Arizona Temple, Kanesville Tabernacle and center, Hawaii Temple, Temple Square North and South centers and campus signage diagrams, Hill Cumorah, Joseph Smith Memorial, Palmyra, and Park City); it also includes plans for the building/remodel of MTCs...
Dates: 1990-2011

Missionary Training Center Gospel research and training materials, approximately 1929-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains studies and research done by the Missionary Training Center and gospel training materials such as DVDs, textbooks, and pamphlets to teach missionaries and Mission Presidents how to teach the Gospel. This includes Mission President/Visitor's Center Director seminar files and media, the original systems of missionary discussions, the development of the Preach My Gospel system by manuscript chapter, curriculum committee materials, proselyting area books, TRC journals, missionary planning,...
Dates: approximately 1929-2011

Missionary Training Center records on Afrikaans language training, 1967-2006

 Sub-Series — Carton: 17
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Afrikaans language (a South African Dutch derivative). Specific materials unknown--only in previous accessions. Materials dated 1967-2006.
Dates: 1967-2006