LaMar C. Berrett papers
Scope and Contents
Contains the research material, notes, photographs, and other material of Berrett, including research on Mormon Trail history, history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and scrapbooks of tours conducted by LaMar C. Berrett. Dates range from 1931-2007.
- Berrett, LaMar C., 1926-2007 (creator, Person)
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 LaMar C. Berrett papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
LaMar C. Berrett (1926-2007) was a professor of religion at Brigham Young University and a historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
LaMar C. Berrett was born March 28, 1926, in Riverton, Utah, to John Harold and Stella Wright Berrett. At the age of eighteen, Berrett fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He later served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States mission. On August 3, 1950, Berrett married Darlene Hamilton in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of nine children. Berrett graduated with a BS from the University of Utah and received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Brigham Young University. He worked as a professor at BYU for twenty-nine years. Berrett spent many years researching Church history. He also conducted tours to Jerusalem, Church history sites in America, Book of Mormon places, and Europe. He edited "Sacred Places" a six-volume series of Church history. Berrett passed away August 25, 2007.
81 cartons (81 linear ft.)
4 oversize folders (2.25 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Contains five series: 1. Research material, 1931-2007. 2. Papers on Brigham Young University tours,1961-1999. 3. Papers on publications, 1961-1999. 4. Collection on the Mormon Trail, 1971-2007. 5. Notes and other material, 1948-2002.
Donated by Darlene Berrett in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Darlene Berrett; 2009.
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
LaMar C. Berrett was a professor at Brigham Young University and a history scholar for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Processed; Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors, addendum added, Trevor Tanner, student manuscript processor, 2015, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
- Berrett, LaMar C., 1926-2007 -- Archives
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Latter Day Saint authors -- Research
- Latter Day Saint churches -- History
- Overland Journeys to the Western United States
- Research (Documents)
- Register of LaMar C. Berrett papers
- John M. Murphy, curator, Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors
- 2011 January 5
- 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.