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Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project

 Organization

Biography

The Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project was established in the mid-1980s in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences at Brigham Young University. It was later transferred to the Marriott School of Management, where it remained until the project was completed in 2007.

The project worked to collect oral histories and other documentation about Latter-day Saints that migrated out of Utah and took up leadership roles in business and communities elsewhere in the United States. The project was administered by G. Wesley and Marian Ashby Johnson.

Citation:
Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project records, circa 1985-2007

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Jan. 22, 2010 (Mormon Outmigration Leadership Project; oral history, research project at Brigham Young University)

BYU Studies, 2007:vol. 1, p. 41 (Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project) p. 48-49 (founded in mid-1980s)

Marriott School of Management Web site, Jan. 22, 2010 (LDS Out-Migration Project; Out-migration Leadership Project)

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Center for Family & Community History project records, 1866-1989, bulk: 1960-1989

 Series
Identifier: UA 1191 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains project records from the Center for Family & Community History and its predecessor, the Department of Family and Local History Studies. Includes materials on conducting oral histories, project records on various religions found in the Provo and Orem areas of Utah, and Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project records. Materials dated 1866 to 1989 (bulk of materials created between 1960 and 1989).

Dates: 1866-1989; Majority of material found within 1960-1989

Center for Family & Community History records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1191
Scope and Contents Contains administrative records such as letters, agendas, minutes, reports, and financial, event, and publishing records, particularly dealing with the opening of the Center for Family & Community History and development of family history curriculum and related university events; and documenting the activities of G. Wesley Johnson, who was instrumental in building and then directing the Center. Also contains project records from the Center for Family & Community History and its...
Dates: 1866-1991; Majority of material found within 1960-1991

Department of Family and Local History Studies records

 Collection
Identifier: UA5363A
Scope and Contents

Contains oral histories on audiocassette related to the migration from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as records on the operations of the Department of Family and Local History Studies. Materials date from between 1982 and 1988.

Dates: 1982-1988

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project discussion with Richard L. Bushman, approximately 1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1191 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project discussion on audiocassette with Richard L. Bushman. Dated approximately 1985.

Dates: approximately 1985

Outmigration Leadership History Project records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7469
Scope and Contents

Contains the records, case files, transcripts, photographs, newspaper clippings and oral history interviews collected by the Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project between the mid-1980s and 2007.

Dates: approximately 1985-2007

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project records, 1973-1989, bulk: 1984-1989

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1191 Series 9 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains oral histories on audiocassette related to the outward migration of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Utah. Also contains one folder of records related to the the project. Materials date from 1973 to 1989, with the bulk recorded between 1984 and 1989.

Dates: 1973-1989; Majority of material found within 1984-1989

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project records on Atlanta, Georgia, 1988 January-March

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1191 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project interviews on audiocassette, conducted in Atlanta, Georgia. Dated January to March 1988.

Dates: 1988 January-March

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project records on Chicago, Illinois, 1985-1986

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1191 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project interviews on audiocassette, conducted in Chicago, Illinois. Dated 1985 to 1986.

Dates: 1985-1986

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project records on Denver, Colorado, 1987-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1191 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

Mormon Outmigration Leadership History Project interviews on audiocassette, conducted in Denver, Colorado. Dated February to March 1988.

Dates: 1987-1988