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Ronald W. Walker note cards and other material, approximately 1950-2016

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 1 Sub-Series 3

Scope and Contents

Materials include notecards that have no apparent order that were created by author Ronald Walker. Most of these notecards deal with Brigham Young and Heber J. Grant who he was writing books on. The notecards were found in his filing cabinet in Drawer number 7 and in boxes labeled duplicates. There are also smaller notecards at the end of the collection that also have no apparent order that are in Box 42. Also included are Book Outlines found in Drawer 1 that were created by Ronald Walker in folder 46, and some oversized Miscellaneous Notes in folder 47. Dated approximately 1950-2016.


  • approximately 1950-2016


Conditions Governing Access

Donor restricted until 2022. Permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ronald W. Walker Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Ronald W. Walker (1939-2016) was a Mormon author and historian, he was also a history professor at Brigham Young University.

Ronald W. Walker was born in Missoula, Montana in 1939 and was raised in California where he graduated High School. Walker then attended Brigham Young University and received his bachelors of science in 1961. He served a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1961-1963 in the Church’s Southern States mission. He returned to Brigham Young University and got his master of arts in 1965. He went on to attend Stanford University where he met and married his wife, Nelani Midgley and they went on to have seven children. In 1968 he received his master from Stanford and then later a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1977. Walker worked for the Institute of Religion for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) till he joined the LDS Church Historical Department in 1976. In 1980 he transferred to Brigham Young University to become a professor of history and would later serve as president of the Mormon History Association during 1991–92. Walker is best known for his writings especially for his writing on the Mountain Meadow Massacre. He wrote eight books and over 50 journal articles in his prolific career. Ronald W. Walker passed away on May 9th 2016.


13 media boxes

3 folders

Language of Materials