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Provo Utah Temple


Administrative History

The Provo Utah Temple (1972-) is a temple operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The Provo Utah Temple was announced on August 14, 1967, and its groundbreaking was held on September 15, 1969. It was dedicated on February 9, 1972 in the largest temple dedication in the church's history. Seventy thousand people attended through broadcasts held across Brigham Young University campus.

The temple was the sixth temple in Utah and the first in Utah County. Today it is one of the church's busiest temples.

LDS Church Temples, via WWW, Oct. 15, 2014 (Provo Utah LDS; Announced 14 August 1967; groundbreaking 15 September 1969; dedicated 9 February 1972; 70,000 attended through satellite services across Brigham Young University campus; largest temple dedication in the church's history to that point; sixth temple in Utah; first temple in Utah County; one of the church's busiest temples)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Auxiliary Services slides of Provo Temple dining, 1970

 Sub-Series — Carton 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233601761], Folder: 16
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains slides of employees and the process of food preparation at the Provo Temple dining center, 1970.

Dates: 1970

Dedicatory prayer of the Provo Temple

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233274841]
Identifier: UA SC 15

Emil B. Fetzer architectural rendering of the Provo Temple

 Item — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233606216]
Identifier: MSS 7802
Scope and Contents

Architectural rendering of the Provo Temple by Emil B. Fetzer. The rendering has been affixed to a cardboard sheet and is in color. The item is undated.

Dates: Date not identified

Harold Glen Clark scrapbooks and photographs, 1902-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7959 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the scrapbooks and photographs of Clark. The scrapbooks detail the events of his life beginning in 1902 and ending in 1984. The photographs, newsclippings, letters, correspondence, and journal entries making up the scrapbooks were organized into Early Years, 1929-1944, Temple Years, Mission to Sri Lanka, and Final Years, 1902 to 1985. Also includes negatives.

Dates: 1902-1985

Harold Glen Clark transcripts of diaries, 1902-1979

 Series — Carton 5: Series 3; Series 4; Series 5 [Barcode: 31197233252680], Folder: 9-28
Identifier: MSS 7959 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains printed transcripts of diaries, letters, and other materials created by Harold Glen Clark. The transcripts were created by Clark's children. The majority of the transcripts are from Clark's diaries, while others are categorized by subjects, including his mission to Sri Lanka, temple work, and photographs taken from the collections. Materials dated 1902 to 1979.

Dates: 1902-1979

Predictions made by President Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232498813]
Identifier: MSS 231
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and notarized affidavits. The materials purport that the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877), visited Provo, Utah, on numerous occasions and predicted that there would be a Mormon temple built on a bench of land northeast of the town. He also predicted that a railroad line would go west from Ogden, Utah, across the Great Salt Lake. These items are stories handed down by word of mouth through family members in Provo, Utah.

Dates: 1943-1952

Sound recordings of temple groundbreakings, 1969-1981

Identifier: UA 1197 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains audio recordings of groundbreakings and laying of cornerstones of the Provo and Jordan River temples. Dated 1969 to 1981.

Dates: 1969-1981