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Latter Day Saints -- Attitudes

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Delbert Barney correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315506]
Identifier: MSS SC 1778
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of Delbert Barney's correspondence with government and ecclesiastical officials. He describes an eye-witness account of the "transfiguration" of the Mormon Church President Brigham Young into the likeness of Joseph Smith in 1844 and discusses Blacks and the Mormon priesthood.

Dates: 1936-1980

Compiled information concerning African Americans, Brigham Young University, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329614]
Identifier: MSS SC 2969
Scope and Contents

Includes statements from the Church's First Presidency, letters, news articles, interviews, reports, editorials, and information on BYU policies. A cover document inventories the contents of the collection.

Dates: 1963-1972

Francis W. Kirkham letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310531]
Identifier: MSS SC 1311
Scope and Contents

Four typed and signed letters by Mormon Church leaders Ezra Taft Benson (1943), Bruce R. McConkie (1960), LeGrand Richards (1958), and J. Reuben Clark (1948), addressed to Francis W. Kirkham in Utah. Benson mentions visiting a number of "cooperatives,' McConkie expresses appreciation for a book received, Richards talks about the gathering of the Jews to Israel, and Clark speaks of his intention to write a book on the life of the Savior.

Dates: 1943-1960

David O. McKay letter to John E. Denhalter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233294385]
Identifier: Vault MSS 702
Scope and Contents Typed and signed letter addressed to John E. Denhalter, Jr. at Brigham Young University and dated November 3, 1947. The letter is McKay's response to Denhalter's request for an explanation of the Mormon Church's position on denying the priesthood to the black race. McKay explains that denying the priesthood to the black race did not originate with the prejudices of men but is part of the eternal plan of God. McKay assures Denhalter that God is just, that all people will be rewarded for their...
Dates: 1947 November 3

Oral history interview with Thomas E. Cheney

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 46
Scope and Contents

Interview by J. Roman Andrus with Tom Cheney, Brigham Young University English professor, concerning his teaching experience, his relationship with the faculty and administration, and his paper concerning African Americans and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and subsequent controversy. Includes sound recording and transcript.

Dates: 1979

Utah Governor proclamation

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310614]
Identifier: MSS SC 1305
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of printed gubernatorial proclamation dated 23 April 1853. The document describes how "a horde of Mexicans, outlandish men" was creating unrest in the Territory, and orders the arrest of "every strolling Mexican party, and those associating with them" within the area. The document further orders the Utah Militia on alert and directs all Mexicans in the Territory to remain at home. The proclamation was signed at Provo, Utah, by Brigham Young.

Dates: 1853 April 23