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Association for Mormon Letters corporate records, 1981-2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2205 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Corporate records of The Association for Mormon Letters, dated 1981-2003. Includes tax forms, membership mailing lists, correspondence, minutes and other board records, press releases, logos, clippings, announcements, and the records kept by John Bennion during his term as president.


  • 1981-2003


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Open for public research.

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Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

The Association for Mormon Letters is a non-profit founded in 1976 by volunteers in order to promote high quality writing by and about Latter-day Saints, including literature, film, and drama. The organization also aimed to foster relationships between scholars and creative writers of Latter-day Saint literature. The association holds an annual conference and has published the journal "Irreantum" since 1999.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

John Serge Bennion was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1953. He grew up in Vernon, Utah, attending Tooele junior and high schools. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Navajo Nation. Upon completing his mission, Bennion went on to receive a bachelor's degree in English with a certificate in secondary teaching from Brigham Young University. He married Karla on June 10, 1977. Bennion taught at Sanpete Junior High and Juab Middle School where he worked while earning his MA degree from Brigham Young University. In 1984, the family moved to Houston for five years while he completed his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. In 1989, Bennion and his family returned to Utah where he joined the BYU faculty as an English professor. He writes novels, short fiction, and essays on the Western Utah desert. In 2021, Bennion received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Association for Mormon Letters.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Levi Savage Peterson was born to Joseph Peterson and Lydia Jane Savage on December 12, 1933, in Snowflake, Arizona. Peterson is a biographer, essayist, and fiction writer, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission for the Church in France and Belgium from 1954 to 1957. Peterson was educated at Brigham Young University and University of Utah and taught in the English Department at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, until retiring in 2000. Peterson also served as a president of the Association for Mormon Letters, from which he also received several awards.


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8 folders

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