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Sperry, Sidney B. (Sidney Branton), 1895-1977

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1977

Biographical History

Sidney B. Sperry (1895-1977) was a professor of religion in Utah. He was director of the Division of Religion at Brigham Young University and director of Graduate Studies in Religion. He did postdoctoral work in archaeology at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

M. Ray Cawley audio recordings of Sidney B. Sperry and Lynn A. McKinlay

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7859
Scope and Contents

Contains nine reel-to-reel audiotapes. Five of the audiotapes feature lectures given by Lynn McKinlay and the other four feature Sidney B. Sperry. The Sperry lectures are entitled "Know your Doctrine and Covenants." The lectures were delivered at the old Barratt Hall in Salt Lake City.

Dates: 1953

Sidney B. Sperry correspondence, 1945-1954

 Series — Box: 2
Identifier: UA 618 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with his family, students, Church notables and fellow scholars, senators, Ernest Wilkinson, and others.

Dates: 1945-1954

Sidney B. Sperry correspondence, family history, students papers, finances, 1938-1960

 Series — Box: 4, Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 618 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (RLDS), including president Israel A. Smith, F. Henry Edwards, and C. J. Hunt. Materials date from 1938 to 1960)

Dates: 1938-1960

Sidney B. Sperry family papers, approximately 1921-1971

 Series — Box: 4, Folder: 2-4
Identifier: UA 618 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains Sperry family genealogy, pedigree chart, notes, list of family members and addresses, and published manuscript on the Sperry family in New England; typescript of the funeral services of Sperry's mother, Josephine Titcomb Sperry, and notice of hearing concerning her estate; and photographs of family, friends, and associates.

Dates: approximately 1921-1971

Sidney B. Sperry financial records, 1943-1964

 Series — Box: 4, Folder: 7-13
Identifier: UA 618 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains Merrill Lynch stock and commodity exchange account statements, transaction receipts, and correspondence; J. A. Hogle & Company transaction records, receipts for securities, and account statements; miscellaneous stock record book, purchase receipts, and relevant correspondence; book royalty receipts and records, tax notices, statements, and forms, receipts for donations to Brigham Young University, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Boy Scouts of America,...
Dates: 1943-1964

Sidney B. Sperry financial records and memorabilia, 1936-1961

 Series — Box: 5, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: UA 618 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains banking documents (deposit receipts, account statements, savings certificates, check ledgers, interest statements, correspondence, and canceled checks); papers regarding the estate of Robert Braithewaite, Jr. (funds disbursement/receipt reports, property valuation and tax notices, check ledgers, bank statements, and correspondence); insurance receipts and membership certificates, home floor plan and prospective investment data, international money exhange receipts, car deeds, and...
Dates: 1936-1961

Sidney B. Sperry greeting cards, 1955-1971

 Series — Box: 3
Identifier: UA 618 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains cards and correspondence from senators, Church notables, Church-college presidents and professors, American Schools of Oriental Research, and others. Dated 1955 to 1971.

Dates: 1955-1971

Sidney B. Sperry papers on civic activities, 1938-1968

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 618 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains speeches, and material on state, local, and national politics, international affairs, and other materials. Includes Utah PTA Committee on Education reports; Utah Scholarship Foundation chairman files; art dealership correspondence and photographs; Religion faculty course material and administrative lectures; pre-mission correspondence and course materials, exams, student papers, theses, and dissertation; addresses to Seminary and Institute personnel, BYU Travel Study memorabilia,...
Dates: 1938-1968

Sidney B. Sperry patriarchal blessings and other material, 1940-1971

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 618 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains patriarchal blessings, sermons, Utah Stake High Priest Quorum papers, inspirational articles, books, and anecdotes. Includes blessing typescripts, a funeral address, documents regarding efforts to improve enforcement of Provo's moral statutes, typed manuscripts of works by Leah B. Lyman, clippings from the Liahona, and assorted other articles and anecdotes.

Dates: 1940-1971

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Archival Record 10
Collection 4
Digital Record 1
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 13
Education 13
Doctrine and Covenants -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. 11
Hopi Tribe 11
Linguistics 11