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Walker, Ronald W. (Ronald Warren), 1939-2016

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1939-2016

Biographical History

Ronald W. Walker (1939-2016) was a Mormon author and historian in Utah.

Ronald W. Walker was born in Missoula, Montana in 1939 and was raised in California where he graduated High School. Walker then attended Brigham Young University and received his bachelors of science in 1961. He served a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1961-1963 in the Church’s Southern States mission. He returned to Brigham Young University and got his master of arts in 1965. He went on to attend Stanford University where he met and married his wife, Nelani Midgley and they went on to have seven children. In 1968 he received his master from Stanford and then later a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1977. Walker worked for the Institute of Religion for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) till he joined the LDS Church Historical Department in 1976. In 1980 he transferred to Brigham Young University to become a professor of history and would later serve as president of the Mormon History Association during 1991–92. Walker is best known for his writings especially for his writing on the Mountain Meadow Massacre. He wrote eight books and over 50 journal articles in his prolific career. Ronald W. Walker passed away on May 9th 2016.

Citation

Wayward saints, c1998:CIP t.p. (Ronald W. Walker) pub info (Ronald Warren Walker; Oct. 12, 1939)

Wikipedia, 22 July 2011(Ronald W. Walker; Ronald Warren Walker; b. 1939 in Missoula, Montana; raised in Iowa and San Joaquin Valley of California; historian of the Latter-day Saint movement; formerly professor at Brigham Young University; served as president of the Mormon History Association 1991-1992; B.S. (1961) and M.A. (1965) from Brigham Young University; Ph. D. from University of Utah in 1977; worked for the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 1980 transferred to BYU to become a professor of history; inaugural member of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History; acting director of Charles Redd Center for Western Studies; author)

The Salt Lake Tribune, via WWW, May 20, 2016(Ronald Warren Walker; born in 1939 in Missoula, Montana; died on May 9, 2016)

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Ronald W. Walker books with marginalia, approximately 1950-2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contents include published books collected by Ronald W. Walker containing significant annotations or marginalia. These books are non-fiction and deal with aspects of Mormon history and also the history of the state of Utah. Materials dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016

Ronald W. Walker collected materials on Mormonism, approximately 1950-2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contents includes research materials on Mormonism collected by Ronald W. Walker, and stored in a filing cabinet. These materials consist of journal articles with annotations by Walker, his own research notes, indexes and bibliographies on Mormonism, and other unique items on Mormonism he collected. Materials are dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016

Ronald W. Walker correspondence, approximately 1950-2016

 Series — Box: 188
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contents include the correspondence of Ronald W. Walker. These materials consist of letters Walker sent or received from other historians or professors about his research or work. Topics include the Mountain Meadow Massacre, the Godbeites, and the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Materials dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016

Ronald W. Walker drafts for the book "Mormon History", approximately 1998-2000

 Sub-Series — Box: 162
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 3 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contents include drafts of the book "Mormon History," by Ronald W. Walker, James B. Allen, and David J. Whittaker. These materials consist of written drafts and chapters of the book "Mormon History," with annotations and notes by all the authors. The original title of the book was going to be "Reflections on Mormon History." Materials dated approximately 1998-2000.
Dates: approximately 1998-2000

Ronald W. Walker electronic materials, approximately 1980-2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Contents include born electronic materials created by Ronald W. Walker containing research materials. These include CD's, floppy discs, and zip discs, and other electronic formats. Materials dated approximately 1980-2016.
Dates: approximately 1980-2016

Ronald W. Walker miscellaneous research materials, approximately 1950-2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 3 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contents include miscellaneous research materials that Ronald W. Walker collected. These materials consist of Walkers own materials such as drafts of book chapters, journal articles, and book manuscripts. As well other authors articles, indexes and bibliographies with his own annotations. There are also other unique notes and items concerning Mormonism the Walker collected. These materials have no order and were labeled as miscellaneous. Materials dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016

Ronald W. Walker note cards and other material, approximately 1950-2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include notecards that have no apparent order that were created by author Ronald Walker. Most of these notecards deal with Brigham Young and Heber J. Grant who he was writing books on. The notecards were found in his filing cabinet in Drawer number 7 and in boxes labeled duplicates. There are also smaller notecards at the end of the collection that also have no apparent order that are in Box 42. Also included are Book Outlines found in Drawer 1 that were created by Ronald Walker in...
Dates: approximately 1950-2016

Ronald W. Walker note cards on Brigham Young, approximately 1950-2016

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include research material on Brigham Young, a former President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The materials are notes and note cards created by author, Ronald Walker, for a book he was writing on Brigham Young. The topics of the notes include the Succession Crisis of the Church, (personal history), and his personal studies. Dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016

Ronald W. Walker note cards on Church presidents, approximately 1950-2016

 Series
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include research materials made by author Ronald Walker on Brigham Young and Heber J. Grant, former Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These include notes and note cards that were stored in a filing cabinet. The research materials were created by Walker for books he was writing on Brigham Young and Heber J. Grant. Also includes a bibliography of the filing cabinet. Dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016

Ronald W. Walker note cards on Heber J. Grant, approximately 1950-2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include research material on Heber J. Grant, former President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These materials are notes and note cards created by author Ronald Walker for a book he was writing on Heber J. Grant. Topics include Grant's personal history, his characteristics and personality, and his family relationships. Dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016