David L. Laughlin research files
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2327
Scope and Contents
This collection contains research files, correspondence, bibliographical data, photographs, theses, and photocopies of manuscript documents concerning the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas in the 19th and early 20th century. A majority of the research files focus on Lyman Wight and the LDS Colony he established. Other subjects include milling in Texas and early LDS pioneers George Miller, Davis Henry Bays, Charles Waldo Bays, and Robert Franklin McBride. The collection also includes the research files and thesis of Herman Hale Smith. The geographical areas of research are mainly Tyler, Orange, and Bandera Counties, and the towns of Gilmer, Kelsey, Bandera, and Zodiac. Mr. Laughlin conducted research in numerous repositories including the Barker Library, the library at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas State Library, various municipal libraries and various private family and ranch libraries.
- Smith, Heman Hale (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection may be used only with permission of the Supervisor of the Reference Services, L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The collection includes photocopies obtained from archives that prohibit additional photocopying. When copies are clearly identified (stamped or with a written notice), patrons must seek permission to copy from the institutions which holds the originals.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from David L. Laughlin research files must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
At the time this collection was assembled, David L. Laughlin worked as a reference librarian for Texas A&M University (1989-1993).
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
Other Finding Aids
Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2327.xml
This collection includes the personal research file of Mr. Laughlin and resources files assembled by himself. Laughlin donated these files to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2001.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; David L. Laughlin; 2001.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Bandera County (Tex.)
- Bays, Charles Waldo, 1870-
- Bays, Davis H., 1839-1905
- Church Government
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Texas
- Dissertations, Academic
- Flour industry -- Texas
- Gilmer (Tex.)
- Kelsey (Tex.)
- Laughlin, David L.
- Mormon Church -- Texas
- Mormons -- Texas
- Orange County (Tex.)
- Smith, Heman Hale
- Texas -- History
- Tyler County (Tex.)
- Wight, Lyman
- Zodiac (Tex.)
- Register of David L. Laughlin research files
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 March 4
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.