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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 87 Collections and/or Records:

Missionary Training Center records on Tahitian language training, 1973-approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 46
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Tahitian language (specific materials unknown--only in previous accessions). Materials dated 1967-2006.
Dates: 1973-approximately 2008

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

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 47
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Thai language (specific materials unknown--only in previous accessions). Materials dated 1967-2006.
Dates: 1967-2006

Missionary Training Center records on Tongan language training, 1967-2008

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 48
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Tongan language.

The 2015 accession consists of one shared T.A.L.L. disc ("Tongan & Fijian fillers") and one disc of "VP" content and language resources for Tongan-speaking missionaries. Materials dated approximately 2008.
Dates: 1967-2008

Missionary Training Center records on Turkish language training, 1983-1989

 Sub-Series — Box: 43, Folder: 8-9
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 49
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Turkish language.

The 2015 accession contains selections from the Book of Mormon in Turkish, and a Turkish-English/English-Turkish dictionary. Materials dated 1983-1989.
Dates: 1983-1989

Missionary Training Center records on Ukrainian language training, approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 44, item: 25
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 50
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Ukrainian language.

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

Missionary Training Center records on Vietnamese language training, approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 44, item: 26
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 51
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Vietnamese language.

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

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

 Sub-Series — Carton: 14
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 52
Scope and Contents Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in Yucatec, a Mayan language spoken in the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize (specific materials unknown--only in previous accessions). Materials dated 1967-2006.
Dates: 1967-2006

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

Office of the President correspondence with Church Educational System, 1979-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with various subsets of the Church Educational System including LDS Business College, BYU-Hawaii, Ricks College, Utah Technical College, MTC, Polynesian Cultural Center, and seminaries and institutes. Covers project funding, management reports, accreditation reviews, and financial information. Also includes information on policy enforcement, award nominees, and faculty records. Materials date from 1979-1989.
Dates: 1979-1989

Office of the President correspondence with Church Educational System, 1981-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 7
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence with various subsets of the Church Educational System including LDS Business College, BYU-Hawaii, Ricks College, Utah Technical College, MTC, Polynesian Cultural Center, and seminaries and institutes. Covers project funding, management reports, accreditation reviews, and financial information. Also includes information on policy enforcement, award nominees, and faculty records. Materials date from 1979-1989.
Dates: 1981-1982