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Kirtland Temple

 Organization

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Milton Vaughn Backman collection of Kirtland, Ohio photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 19
Scope and Contents Collection includes glass negatives and photographic prints of images of Kirtland, Ohio. Includes images from the 1840s and later of the homes of Mormon leaders and the Kirtland Temple.
Dates: approximately 1840-1974

Elisha Hurd Groves autobiography and biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 334
Scope and Contents Handwritten life sketches (some photocopies) concerning Groves' conversion to the Mormon Church, his missionary activities and his immigration to Utah in 1848.
Dates: 1868

Joseph E. Arrington manuscripts of the Nauvoo Temple , approximately 1930-1950

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4194 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials relating to Joseph Arrington's study of the Nauvoo Temple. Arrington researched the architecture, possible reconstruction, and history of the Nauvoo Temple. He wrote and revised several manuscripts over a period of several years. His final work is titled "Temple-Building in Mormon Philosophy: The Spiritual Significance of the Nauvoo Temple for the Latter-day Saints" and was more than 2,500 pages long. Elder John Widtsoe of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles took interest in the...
Dates: approximately 1930-1950

Photographs and negatives of Kirtland, Ohio

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 374
Scope and Contents Collection includes 23 glass plate negatives and 23 prints with images of Kirtland, Ohio. Photographs taken around 1900.
Dates: approximately 1900-1909

Lydia G. Knight genealogical records and correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 17
Scope and Contents Handwritten genealogical records and 32 miscellaneous items, mostly letters. Also included are photocopies, typescripts, and three microfilm reels of the originals. The correspondence is between Lydia and her family members in the New Albion area of New York state. They relate family matters and include Lydia's testimony of polygamy. Also included are several pages of a journal giving an account of an unnamed person on a mission in 1836 for the Mormon Church to work on the temple in...
Dates: 1833-1883

Roger Orton letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 136
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters, addressed to Calvin Bicknell, dated 16 Feb. 1834, and written from Kirtland, Ohio. The collection is three letters written on a folded sheet of paper. The items were written by Roger and Clarissa Orton. The Ortons write about the Kirtland Temple and the Mormon Church School of the Prophets.
Dates: 1834 February 16

Thomas F. O'Dea photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 225
Scope and Contents 22 photographs of the Joseph Smith monument in Sharon, Vermont, the Kirtland Temple, the Joseph Smith fireplace, and King Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Dates: approximately 1930-1979

Russell family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 344
Scope and Contents Collection includes 63 photographs and five tintypes of the Russell family. Also includes images of leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and locations in Utah.
Dates: approximately 1860-1909

Slides of the Kirtland Temple

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3362
Scope and Contents Collection includes five slides of the interior and exterior of the Kirtland Temple from between 1950 and 1980.
Dates: approximately 1950-1980

L. Kirk Tolman photographs of Kirtland Temple

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3303
Scope and Contents Collection includes color photographs and negatives with images of the Kirtland Temple during its exterior remodeling in June 1955. All the original plaster had been removed from the temple. One picture includes L. Kirk Tolman with his parents. Some pictures show the original plaster applied to the temple walls by the early Saints in piles on the ground. Plaster fragments show three layers, including the outermost layer containing the original pulverized China-plaster made by the Saints. Much...
Dates: 1955