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Ronald W. Walker research materials, approximately 1950-2016

 Series
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 3
Contents include Ronald W. Walker’s research materials that he collected over the years, pertaining to journal articles and books he wrote over his career. Topics of his writings include the Mountain Meadow Massacre, the Utah War, Church of Jesus Christ Presidents, and other topics on Mormonism. These materials include annotated articles by Walker, notes and written drafts by Walker, and unique items he collected. Materials dated approximately 1950-2016.

Dates

  • approximately 1950-2016

Conditions Governing Access

Donor restricted until 2022. Permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ronald W. Walker Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Extent

133 boxes

2 folders

Biographical History

Ronald W. Walker (1939-2016) was a Mormon author and historian, he was also a history professor at Brigham Young University.

Ronald W. Walker was born in Missoula, Montana in 1939 and was raised in California where he graduated High School. Walker then attended Brigham Young University and received his bachelors of science in 1961. He served a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1961-1963 in the Church’s Southern States mission. He returned to Brigham Young University and got his master of arts in 1965. He went on to attend Stanford University where he met and married his wife, Nelani Midgley and they went on to have seven children. In 1968 he received his master from Stanford and then later a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1977. Walker worked for the Institute of Religion for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) till he joined the LDS Church Historical Department in 1976. In 1980 he transferred to Brigham Young University to become a professor of history and would later serve as president of the Mormon History Association during 1991–92. Walker is best known for his writings especially for his writing on the Mountain Meadow Massacre. He wrote eight books and over 50 journal articles in his prolific career. Ronald W. Walker passed away on May 9th 2016.

General

Folder 202 is a folder of Ronald W. Walker photographs located in box 183 to be taken out by collections management. Folder 203 is a folder of Ronald W. Walker negatives located in box 183 to be taken out by collections management.
General A copy of Ronald W. Walkers laptop hard drive is on an M-disc in box 187 folder 5.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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