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Saints at War Project records for United States Army Air Corps pilots, 1939-2005

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 7 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains documents from Latter-day Saints serving as pilots in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II. Materials include papers, photographs, histories, articles, letters, and interviews. Dated 1939-2005.

Dates

  • 1939-2005

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

2 videocassettes

58 folders

Language

English