Saints at War Project records for multiple wars, 1941-2013
Scope and Contents
This series contains materials from Latter-day Saints serving in multiple wars. Materials include papers, interviews, memoirs, biographies, articles, photographs, letters, and other papers. Dated 1941-2013.
- Saints at War Project (creator, Organization)
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.
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."
Language of Materials
This series contains six subseries: 1. Saints at War Project records for the United States Army, approximately 1940-2011. 2. Saints at War Project records for multiple branches of the United States military, 1941-2006. 3. Saints at War Project records for the United States Marine Corps, approximately 1941-2013. 4. Saints at War Project records for the United States Merchant Marines, 1942-1991. 5. Saints at War project records for the United States Air Force, 1936-2010. 6. Saints at War Project records for the United States Navy, approximately 1941-2012.
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
- Histories (Literary works)
- Korean War, 1950-1953
- Legal instruments
- Military records
- Oral histories
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
- Personal papers
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- Military -- History
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- World War, 1939-1945