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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

Don M. Christiansen photographs of the Missionary Training Center

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9091
Scope and Contents Contains digital photographs that document the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Missionary Training Center buildings, facilities, and construction for the new building taken by Don M. Christiansen during his employment there. Pictures and recordings were taken in Provo, Utah from 2007-2017. Also includes video recordings of the 2017 open house. 16,110 digital image and audio files (34.8 GB).
Dates: 2007-2017

Mary Ellen Edmunds papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7643
Scope and Contents Contains personal and professional papers of Edmunds, including resources from her work at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, especially training in foreign languages and instruction of senior missionaries. Some materials deal with human services missions in countries such as India and Ghana. Collection also contains work from Edmunds' work on the Relief Society General Board, including teaching manuals, cards, and correspondence between various members of the Board. Also included...
Dates: approximately 1971-2015

Ephraim Hatch collection on Brigham Young University campus development

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 923
Scope and Contents Includes pictorial histories of building construction at BYU, 1875-1975, arranged chronologically by university president; pictorial survey of BYU Physical Plant Dept., 1974; pictorial histories of individual campus structures built and remodeled during 1970s and early 1980s; and photographs, slides, and negatives of campus buildings and personnel, and other schools operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes views of construction of Provo and Jordan River temples....
Dates: approximately 1974-1991

Ben E. Lewis personal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2203
Scope and Contents Contains annual volumes of randomly organized reminiscences of his life, including childhood in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah; scouting; family; missionary service; education and profession; the building of the Provo and Jordan River temples; and work at Brigham Young University, including interactions with Ernest L. Wilkinson and Dallin H. Oaks. Also includes addresses and poems by Lewis, an oral history, and Lewis family history. Materials dated 1944-2003 (bulk: 1988-2003).
Dates: 1944-2003; Majority of material found within 1988-2003

Missionary Training Center annual report

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 807
Scope and Contents Annual report documenting the history of the Missionary Training Center, lists, graphs, charts, outlines, and statistics.
Dates: 1980

Missionary Training Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545
Scope and Contents The collection showcases the operation of primarily the Provo Missionary Training Center; it is divided into series of language training materials, gospel teaching and missionary training materials, and floor plans (and similar/related documents) for other worldwide missionary training centers, visitors' centers, LDS Church historical sites, etc.This includes language textbooks, foreign editions of Church materials, cultural guides, study plans and area handbooks, grammar and...
Dates: approximately 1929-2017

Negatives of the Brigham Young University lower campus buildings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4089
Scope and Contents This collection contains 5 nitrate negatives, 225 35-mm black and white negatives, and 10 photographic prints of negatives. All of the images are of lower-campus buildings of Brigham Young University between 1914 and 1989. Buildings included in the images are the Brigham Young Academy, the Old Missionary Training School, and the College Hall. Many of the photographs are of the interiors of these buildings. One of the nitrate negatives is of the May Ward Food Laboratory taken in 1914.
Dates: 1914-1989

Rulon Dean Skinner autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2955
Scope and Contents A two-volume account relating his early life in Safford, Arizona, 1931-1948; experiences at Gila Junior College, 1948-1950; Latter-day Saint mission to Uruguay and Paraguay, 1950-1953; employment and experiences with Boy Scouts of America beginning in 1943; service to Latter-day Saint Boy Scouts of Uruguay, 1950-1953; helping to begin the Latter-day Saint Boy Scouts of Paraguay, 1951-1953; service as a branch president at Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, 1989-1993; employment in...
Dates: 1997

Student Auxiliary Services photographs and negatives

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5595
Scope and Contents Contains slides, photographs, and negatives of the Student Auxiliary Services and its earlier derivatives. Slides and photographs are of food services, the Brigham Young University campus, the Missionary Training Center, training materials, landscapes, as well as various general slides and photographs relating to the activities of the organization, approximately 1957-1999.
Dates: approximately 1957-1999