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Saints at War Project records for Civil War, 1861-2006

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Series contains transcripts of interviews with four Church History and Doctrine professors at Brigham Young University concerning the Civil War. Topics discussed in the interviews include the official stand of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the war and how Church members handled the situation and dealt with the Civil War; the relationship that Joseph Smith had with Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas; the first Latter-Day Saint man to receive the Medal of Honor; and the Church's involvement in the Mormon Battalion and Zion's Camp. Series also contains materials from Civil War veterans. Dated 1861-2006.

Dates

  • 1861-2006

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Saints at War Project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Saints at War Project (1999-) works to collect documentation on Mormon veterans from various wars ranging from the Mexican-American War to current conflicts. They are gathered in Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections.

The Saints at War project was started in 1999 by BYU Church History professors Dr. Robert C. Freeman and Dr. Dennis A. Wright to capture the stories of Mormon veterans who have served in various wars to preserve them for future generations. Included in this collection are stories from general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served in the military including Thomas S. Monson, James E. Faust, and Boyd K. Packer. Using these stories gathered for the collection, this project works to contribute to the Library of Congress's "Veterans History Project" and has used the records gathered in the collection for regular conferences, documentary films like KBYU's "Saints at War," and books including Robert C. Freeman's "Saints at War: Experiences of Latter-day Saints in World War II."

Extent

7 folders

1 oversize folder

Language

English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States