Latter Day Saints
Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten manuscript. This is a history of Mormon missionary activities among "Lamanites," broadly defined as Native Americans in both North and South America and the natives in the Pacific Islands. Included is a large section of the work of Cordell M. Anderson, field director of the Foundation for Indian Development.
Photocopies of typewritten book drafts. The materials are drafts of unpublished books entitled: "Mormons, a Distinctive People: What Propells the Rapid Growth of this unique Religion," "Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Lord God, Jehovah of the Testament," and "Lights and Shadows in the Lives of Oliver Preston Robinson and Christine Hinckley Robinson."
Printed copies of the "Joseph Smith, Sr., family reunion news," programs, and typewritten copies of speeches given at a family reunion in 1972. The materials relate to the Smith family organization.
Letter from S. H. Steere to Charley, written from Evanston, Wyoming. Written on the letterhead for "Beckwith & Lauder General Merchandise." In the letter, Steere describes a fatal explosion at a mine in the area, as well as his encounters with Mormons. Dated January 15, 1886.
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 22 Oct. 1845, and addressed to Elizabeth McElroy of Nauvoo, Illinois. Stoufer attempts to reaffirm old bonds of friendship. He also chides McElroy for leaving her aging mother to seek a "delusion" in the "Mormon City" of Nauvoo, Illinois. He also denounces the Mormon Church as the creation of the "Devil."
Typewritten notes, newspaper clippings, letters, charts, and drawings relating to the "false" teachings and practices of the Mormons and the Mormon Church. Straub noted arguments against the positions of that faith. Straub was probably a minister.