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Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention, 1960-2000

 Series
Identifier: FA 2 Series 3
Contains reports of legends where prayer and priesthood save sundry people from disease, disability, and death, sometimes by preventing these ills and other times by reversing them. Items were collected by students in folklore classes at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah from 1960 to 2000. Most of the items are typewritten, but a few of the older items are handwritten. Many of the items contain a description of how, when, and where they were collected as well as explanations of social and cultural contexts.

Dates

  • Other: 1960-2000

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

196 folders

Arrangement

Arranged in seven subseries: 1. Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention giving protection and deliverance, 1962-1988, 1996-1998. 2. Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention giving assistance, 1961-2000. 3. Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention encouraging genealogical study, March 11, 1960, 1970-1977. 4. Collection of legends about solicited divine intervention healing, 1960-1975, March 8, 1984, January 18, 1998. 5. Collection of legends about prayerful submissions to or requests for death, 1965-1972. 6. Collection of legends about prayer or administration restoring life, 1966-1973. 7. Collection of legends about prayers for knowledge leading to conversion, May 12, 1961, September 1997.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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