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African American Latter Day Saints

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 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

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies video tapes, 1988

 Series — Carton 10: Series 5 [Barcode: 31197227655021]
Identifier: UA 478 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Materials include videotapes of The Latter-day Saints Afro-American Symposium. The symposium is about the increasing number of African Americans joining the Latter-day Saints. Dated 1988.

Dates: 1988

The Church and the Negro : past, present, and future

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230355999]
Identifier: MSS 7478
Scope and Contents

Sound recording of lecture by Darius Gray on the relationship between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the African American community, given at Utah State University in 1970. The recording is approximately forty minutes long.

Dates: Publication: 1970

Office of the President records on African Americans, 1954-1955

Identifier: UA 1086 Series 1 Sub-Series 37
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and reports regarding the status of black members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes experiences that people are reporting regarding the situations and rights of black people.

Dates: 1954-1955

Catherine M. Stokes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7634
Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, itineraries, meeting minutes, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, biographical materials, books that Catherine is featured in, and videocassettes. The collection documents the work that Catherine did for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an ambassador to Africa and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Dates: 1960-2010

A test of faith : Jane Elizabeth James and the origins of the Utah black community

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308568]
Identifier: MSS SC 1069
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typescript of an unpublished article. The item is a biography of Jane Elizabeth James (1820?-1908) which also presents information on the blacks in early Utah. Jane, a black, was converted to the Mormon Church and lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and later emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah. She was active in the Mormon Church and was married twice. The author has also included typescripts of documents relating to Jane's life.

Dates: 1973

John Andreas Widtsoe letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230327113]
Identifier: MSS SC 2678
Scope and Contents Typewritten letters addressed to S. Norman Lee and dated 9 Oct. 1947 and 15 Nov. 1949. Widtsoe responds to Lee's questions on the doctrines of the Mormon Chuch. Witsoe writes that the Word of Wisdom prohibition of "hot drinks" means that coffee, tea, cola drinks, and the South American drink called "Mate" are unacceptable because they contain caffeine. He also writes that Blacks will eventually be given the priesthood in the Mormon Church. He further states that the second president of...
Dates: 1947-1949