Skip to main content

Jill Mulvay Derr papers

Identifier: MSS 8009

Scope and Contents

Contains Derr's teaching files and course materials as well as correspondence, administrative records, and other materials related to Derr's work as managing director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute.


  • 1977-2007


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

Biographical History

Jill Mulvay Derr (born 1948) is a Mormon historian in Utah.

Jill Mulvay Derr was born in 1948 and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Derr is married to C. Brooklyn Derr, and they are the parents of four children. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Utah and an MA in teaching from Harvard University. Derr was as an American history professor at Brigham Young University, the director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, and the president of the Mormon History Association. She has written several articles that have been published in various journals and anthologies. In addition, Derr has published several works including Women's Voices: An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints, Women of the Covenant: The Story of Relief Society, and Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry. She has also served in various capacities within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Contains two series: 1. Jill Mulvay Derr course materials, 1978-2004. 2. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute records, 1977-2008.

Original order was maintained.

Custodial History

Donated by Jill Mulvay Derr in January 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jill Mulvay Derr; January 2012.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Related Materials

See also the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records (UA 1214).

Processing Information

Processed; Dani Peterson; February 2012.

Register of Jill Mulvay Derr papers
Dani Peterson
2012 February 9
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States