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Dale W. Adams research collection on Mormons in Ohio

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2376

Scope and Contents

The contents of this collection represent the research notes of Dale Adams regarding several important events in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In many cases, photocopies of original sources are included in the collection. The main focus of the collection is the Ohio period of LDS history, with particular attention being paid to Solomon Spaulding (or Spalding) and D. Philastus Hurbut (or Hurlburt).


  • 1968-2001


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 2376 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dale W. Adams is a Utah State alumni and Ohio State University professor best known for his historical research on topics about Mormon history including the history of the Kirtland Safety Society and D.P. Hurlbut.

Dale W. Adams was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah on June 21, 1934. He attended Utah State University, focusing his training in economics. He was a professor at the Ohio State University for 30 years. A self-styled "weekend historian," Adams' hobby was researching the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, focusing on its history in Kirtland, Ohio. He has published articles on the Kirtland Safety Society, and on D. P. Hurlbut. Dale Adams is now retired and currently resides in Park City, Utah.


3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Register available.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

This collection contains the research of Dale W. Adams, who donated his research on Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio, to L. Tom Perry Special Collections to be an addition to the Mormon material already held.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dale W. Adams; 2002.


LDS scholarship and historiography (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Dale W. Adams research collection on Mormons in Ohio
Garrett Schroat
2011 March 11
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States