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Saints at War Project records for World War II, 1924-2012

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 5
Series contains artifacts, military records, photographs, biographies, memoirs, transcripts and audiocassettes of interviews, accounts, poetry, a sermon, negatives, cartoons, articles, diaries and journals, books, responses to the Saints at War Questionnaire and Latter-day Saints in the Military Survey, clippings, autobiographies, telegrams, histories, including family histories, personal histories, and military histories, a drawing of the USS Pennsylvania, e-mails, floppy disks, a map timeline, and CD-ROMs from LDS veterans who served in the Army, Army Air Corps, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Medical Corps, or Merchant Marines during the Second World War, as well as civilians who lived during the Second World War. The materials detail the various experiences of each of the veterans and civilians during the Second World War, especially experiences relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some materials relate to the lives of specific veterans and civilians before and after the war. Dated 1924-2012.

Dates

  • 1924-2012

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.

Extent

305 folders

5 boxes

5 sound cassettes

2 videocassettes

Administrative History

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."

Arrangement

Series contains eight subseries: 1. Saints at War Projects records for the United States Army, 1940-2008. 2. Saints at War Projects records for the United States Army Air Corps, 1939-2007. 3. Saints at War Projects records for the United States Navy, 1936-2008. 4. Saints at War Projects records for the United States Marine Corps, 1940-2007. 5. Saints at War Projects records for the United States Coast Guard, 1943-2002. 6. Saints at War Projects records for the United States Medical Corps, 1942-2004. 7. Saints at War Projects records for civilians, 1937-2009. 8. Saints at War Project records for printer materials, 1937-1996.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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