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Mormon Battalion Association records, 1846-2011

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8000 Series 2
Contains records of the Mormon Battalion Association, located in Utah and California, relating to its mission to memorialize the Battalion and its members. Includes reports, minutes, biographies of original members and other material related to the history of the Battalion and the association. Materials dated from 1847-2012.

Dates

  • 1846-2011

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 the Mormon Battalion Association records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

48 boxes

32 folders

Administrative History

The Mormon Battalion Association (2006- ) is a non-profit service organization that preserves the history of the Mormon Battalion.

The Mormon Battalion Association was formed in 2006 in a division and reorganization of the earlier U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. The primary purpose of the group is to memorialize the original members of the Mormon Battalion. To do so, members engage in a range of community service and historical research, as well as seeking to enhance individual faith.

The Mormon Battalion Association is headquartered in Lehi, Utah.
Administrative History The Auxiliary of the Mormon Battalion Association (2006-2010) commemorated the contributions of women to the Mormon Battalion.

The Auxiliary of the Mormon Battalion Association (2006-2010) was a branch of the association responsible for commemorating the contributions of women to the Mormon Battalion. Previous to its disbanding and integration into the Mormon Battalion Association in 2010, the organization was headquartered in Utah.
Administrative History U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. (1954- ) was a fraternal organization established to memorialize the Mormon Battalion.

U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. was established in 1954 in response to a proposal by David O. McKay, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The goals of the organization included perpetuating the memory of Battalion, fulfilling the prophecy of Brigham Young that the soldiers would be held in honorable remembrance, marking the graves of Battalion members, and marking the Battalion's trail.

The organization was formed into companies in California and the Great Basin, Utah.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in original order.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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