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Civil Rights

Subject Source: Cclanarrow

Found in 96 Collections and/or Records:

American Anti-Slavery Society Executive Committee letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 808
Scope and Contents

A letter written by members of the American Anti-Slavery Society Executive Committee, persuading supporters of the abolitionist cause to vote for any political candidate, regardless of political party, who would support and aid their anti-slavery cause. The letter also discourages making any attempt to form a new political party centered around the abolitionist movement, as it would be detrimental to their cause.

Dates: 1838 July 4

Anti-polygamy legislation

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322122]
Identifier: MSS SC 2371
Scope and Contents

Typewritten excerpts from laws passed by the United States with the intention of making the practice of polygamy a crime. The items are the relevant passages taken from the Anti-Polygamy Act of 1862, the Edmunds Law of 1882, and the Edmunds-Tucker Law of 1887. Also included is a signed typewritten statement by Edward V. Higgins (1858- ), notary public of Iron County, Utah, verifying that the excerpts were correct.

Dates: 1862-1896

Ballif and Eggertsen family papers, 1911-1977

Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains genealogical materials, certificates, and recordings relating to the Ballif and Eggertsen families. Materials date from between 1911 and 1977.

Dates: 1911-1977

Ballif family papers, approximately 1942-1970

 Sub-Series — Box 8: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197232482056]
Identifier: MSS 1554 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, pedigree charts, clippings, and other genealogical materials on the Ballif family. Materials date from approximately 1942 to 1970.

Dates: approximately 1942-1970

George S. and Algie E. Ballif papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1554

Personal and professional papers of Algie and George Ballif including news clippings, awards, certificates, notebooks, correspondence, pamphlets, and miscellaneous items. The bulk of the items are from the years 1960 to 1978. Many items concern George's legal career and Algie's work as a legislator.

Dates: 1911-1984

John Y. Bearnson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6014

Collection of personal papers and business records of John Y. Bearnson, 1920-1980.

Dates: 1920-1980

Wallace F. Bennett papers

Identifier: MSS 20
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, speeches, bills, legislative resolutions, press releases, and financial records that document Wallace F. Bennett's activities during his time as a senator between 1948 and 1974 in Utah and Washington D.C. The central topic of these materials (which were mostly created during Bennett's later terms in the US Senate) is the Cold War, including how to promote peaceful coexistence between the Soviet Union and America. They also reveal the immense changes that...
Dates: 1948-1984

Doren Benjamin Boyce papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233616637]
Identifier: MSS 7980
Scope and Contents Contains information on Doren Benjamin Boyce's work at the Topaz Relocation Camp. Includes his correspondence with friends and camp administrative officials, as well as inventories and receipts for purchases made because of the camp and other financial documents. Also includes records about the camp, mostly orinetation materials about the purpose and function of Topaz. Collection also contains some documents about the members of the camp, as well as newspaper clippings and articles on...
Dates: approximately 1942-1983

John Brown letter and newspaper clippings

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293593]
Identifier: Vault MSS 626
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter and photocopies of newspaper clippings. The letter was written at White Hall, New Jersey on April 29, 1857 and is addressed to William Barnes Esq. of Albany New York. Brown states that he would be pleased if Mr. Woods or any friends at Albany could help him by contributing money. Also included are three newspaper clippings dated 1889, 1892, and 1896. The clippings are retrospectives on John Brown and the Harper's Ferry raid (1859).

Dates: 1857-1896

George Q. Cannon letter to Wilford Woodruff

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293122]
Identifier: Vault MSS 743
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter to Wilford Woodruff written from the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. The item expresses Cannon's concern about a bill before Congress that would "Bind the Mormon people hand and foot" in order to "dispose of them" Cannon argues for constitutional rights for the Mormons, self-government in Utah, and victory in the "war against us."

Dates: 1876