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Saints at War Project records for World War I, 1917-2012

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Series contains histories, biographies, memoirs, maps, photographs, letters, military records, books, clippings, and a CD-ROM from Latter-day Saint veterans who served in the United States military during the World War I, the majority of which served in the U.S. Army, while one served in the U.S. Navy. The materials detail the various experiences of each of the veterans during the World War I. Dated 1917-2012.

Dates

  • 1917-2012

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

14 folders

Language

English