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Andrus, Hyrum L. (Hyrum Leslie), 1924-2015



  • Existence: 1924 - 2015

Biographical History

Hyrum L. Andrus (1924-2015) was a scholar, author, lecturer and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

His Joseph Smith and world government, 1958.

Harold B. Lee Library. Div. of Archives and Man. Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney papers, 1979: t.p. (Hyrum L. Andrus) [info. from CU]

OCLC, 26 October 2015 (usage: Hyrum L. Andrus)

Herald (Provo, Utah), via WWW, 26 October 2015 obituary dated 26 October 2015 (Hyrum L. Andrus; Hyrum Leslie Andrus; died in Alpine, Utah October 23, 2015; born March 12, 1924; scholar, author, lecturer; Doctorate from Syracuse University)

Hyrum L. Andrus, via WWW, 26 October 2015 (born and raised on a farm south of Rexburg, Idaho; Doctor’s degree in Political Science, History, and American Citizenship from Syracuse University; taught at Ricks College; then at Brigham Young University, where he taught Church History and Doctrine)

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Hyrum L. Andrus book draft

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1903
Scope and Contents

Book draft and research notes. Andrus worked to compile a finding aid of all manuscripts relating to Mormon topics before 1846 at the Brigham Young University Archives.

Dates: 1977

Hyrum L. Andrus book drafts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 553
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book drafts with handwritten corrections. One of the drafts is for Andrus' book "Doctrinal Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price" which was first published in 1960. The other draft is of his book "Joseph Smith: The Man and the Seer" which was first published in 1967. Andrus comments on the Mormon scripture, the Pearl of Great Price, and writes a biography of Joseph Smith, the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dates: 1960-1967

Hyrum L. Andrus letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1464
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter. The item is a history of the Manchester, New York home of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). The letter also provides information on the Smith family.

Dates: 1953

Hyrum L. Andrus letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1072
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated May 17, 1953. Andrus travelled with his wife to visit the location of a home owned by the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844) near the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. He describes what he saw there and relates stories of the Smith family that were told to him while he was there.

Dates: 1953 May 17

Hyrum L. Andrus manuscript of Doctrines of the Kingdom

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6126

Manuscript copy of Doctrines of the Kingdom by Hyrum Leslie Andrus, 1973.

Dates: 1973

Biographical materials on Milo Andrus

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1611
Scope and Contents

Notes, typescripts, photocopied sources, and miscellaneous items relating to the biography of Milo Andrus (1814-1893). Milo was a Mormon pioneer, missionary, and colonizer who eventually settled in St. George, Utah.

Dates: 1844-1979

Brigham Young University minutes, 1967-1969

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 1-9
Identifier: MSS 8824 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains typed-out transcripts of the minutes of various university meetings including the Undergraduate Faculty Meeting, the Department Chairman's Meeting, and the Religion Faculty Meeting. Contents created between 1967-1969.

Dates: 1967-1969

God, Man, and the Universe

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 717
Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript of a book published by the Bookcraft Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1968. Andrus writes on how Mormons view the universe and man's purpose in it.

Dates: 1968

LaMar Berrett papers on religious education, 1844-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8824 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains syllabi, study guides, and published curricular material for various Religion classes which LaMar Berrett taught during his tenure at Brigham Young University. Courses included are Doctrine and Covenants 324-325 and Book of Mormon 121-122. Materials dated between 1844-1989.

Dates: 1844-1989

LaMar Berrett research on Mormon history, 1843-1991, bulk: 1960-1980

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8824 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains research papers and materials in Mormon history including bibliographies of Mormon Standard Works, journals from Church leaders, and magazine articles pertaining to Mormon history. Also includes articles and research materials from Mormon historians including Lester Bush, Jr. and Bruce R. McConkie. Materials dated between 1843-1991.

Dates: 1843-1991; Majority of material found within 1960-1980