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Mormon Battalion Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8000
Materials include reports, minutes, biographies, correspondence, histories, newsletters, and other materials from the Mormon Battalion Association and its earlier women's auxiliary organization, both of which were headquartered in Lehi, Utah. The materials document the activities and governance of these organizations, as well as the history of the original Mormon Battalion of 1846-1847. Materials date from between 1846 and 2012.

Dates

  • 1846-2012

Creator

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

54 boxes (27 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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

Arranged into three series: 1. Mormon Battalion Association collection of Auxiliary records, 1901-2012. 2. Mormon Battalion Association records, 1846-2011. 3. Mormon Battalion Association records on the Friends of the Battalion, 2012.

Custodial History

Donated by the Richard H. Bullock on behalf of the Mormon Battalion Association in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard H. Bullock; 2012.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.)

The Mormon Battalion Association records contain records regarding the history of the Mormon Battalion.

Processing Information

Processed; Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Creator

Title
Register of the Mormon Battalion Association records
Status
completed
Author
Peter Hoyt
Date
2012 August 29
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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