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Missionary Training Center (Provo, Utah)



  • Existence: 1978-

Administrative History

The Missionary Training Center (1978- ) in Provo serves to train missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before they depart to their specific assignments.

The Missionary Training Center began operation in 1978 to replace the Language Training Mission. The campus can house up to 4,000 missionaries at a time. Approximately fifty languages are taught at the MTC by staff composed mostly of returned missionaries.

Missionary vocabulary & phrases, 2006: t.p. (Missionary Training Center) found: Google website, 2007-08-23 (Missionary Training Center; hdqts.: Provo, Utah; also MTC)

Navajo dictionary for missionaries, 1979: t.p. (Missionary Training Center) verso t.p. (c[opyright] Brigham Young University)

Wikipedia, Apr. 20, 2012 (Missionary Training Center; Missionary Training Centers (MTCs) are centers devoted to training missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The flagship MTC is located in Provo, Utah, adjacent to the campus of Brigham Young University, a private university owned and operated by the church)

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1992: p. 913 (completed in 1978; replaced Language Training Mission)

Missionary Training Center, via WWW, Aug. 27, 2014 (About the MTC; houses up to 4000 missionaries; approximately 50 languages taught; staff composed mostly of returned missionaries; trains missionaries)

Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:

Don M. Christiansen photographs of the Missionary Training Center

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239243543]
Identifier: MSS 9091
Scope and Contents

Contains digital photographs that document the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Missionary Training Center buildings, facilities, and construction for the new building taken by Don M. Christiansen during his employment there. Pictures and recordings were taken in Provo, Utah from 2007-2017. Also includes video recordings of the 2017 open house. 16,110 digital image and audio files (34.8 GB).

Dates: 2007-2017

Mary Ellen Edmunds papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7643
Scope and Contents Contains personal and professional papers of Edmunds, including resources from her work at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, especially training in foreign languages and instruction of senior missionaries. Some materials deal with human services missions in countries such as India and Ghana. Collection also contains work from Edmunds' work on the Relief Society General Board, including teaching manuals, cards, and correspondence between various members of the Board. Also...
Dates: approximately 1971-2015

Ephraim Hatch bound volumes, 1875-1975

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos.

Dates: Other: 1875-1975

Ephraim Hatch collection of university building histories, 1974-1985

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs and information of the different physical plants and campus buildings.

Dates: 1974-1985

Ephraim Hatch drafts for A History of the Brigham Young University Campus and the Department of Physical Plant, approximately 1975

Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs of the univeristy campus and its development during the presidencies of various university presidents. Volumes assembled in approximately 1975.

Dates: approximately 1975

Ephraim Hatch loose images, 1971-1988

Identifier: UA 923 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos and negatives of buildings, sculptures and other architectual focuses of BYU campuses and surrounding Provo area.

Dates: Other: 1971-1988

General Services photographs and negatives, approximately 1957-1999

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and corresponding negatives of various buildings on campus and activities related to Food Services. Includes photographs of the cafeterias, concessions, vending, and Food Services administration. Also contains negatives and corresponding contact sheets for photographs of catering, food displays, and various events, approximately 1957-1984. Additional materials were added in April 2017, including photographs from Halloween, construction and other campus events,...
Dates: approximately 1957-1999

General Services slides of landscapes, approximately 1970-1979

 Series — Carton 2: Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8 [Barcode: 31197233601779], Folder: 11
Identifier: UA 5595 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains slides of various landscapes and student activities such as biking and hiking, circa 1970-1979.

Dates: approximately 1970-1979

Ephraim Hatch collection on Brigham Young University campus development

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 923
Scope and Contents Contains pictorial histories of building construction at Brigham Young University, 1875-1975, arranged chronologically by university president; pictorial survey of BYU Physical Plant Dept., 1974; pictorial histories of individual campus structures built and remodeled during 1970s and early 1980s; and photographs, slides, and negatives of campus buildings and personnel, and other schools operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes views of construction of Provo and...
Dates: approximately 1974-1991

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Archival Object 79
Collection 9
Colleges and Universities 63
Education 63
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 58
Provo (Utah) 58
Handbooks and manuals 57
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Missions and Missionaries 57
Church Educational System 56
DVDs 56
Designs and plans 56
Missionaries -- Training of 56
Photographs 12
Accreditation (Education) -- Utah 10
Awards 10
Financial records 10
Universities and colleges -- Faculty 10
Negatives 7
Slides (Photography) 6
Latter Day Saint temples 5
Photograph albums 4
Audiotapes 3
Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Training of 3
Buildings -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 2
College campuses -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 2
Evangelistic work -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2
Home and Family 2
Social Life and Customs 2
Universities and colleges -- Food service -- Photographs 2
Aerial photographs 1
Architecture -- Utah -- Provo 1
Autobiographies 1
Boy Scouts -- Paraguay 1
Boy Scouts -- Uruguay 1
Caterers and catering -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
Christian leadership -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
Church officers -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo 1
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
College campuses 1
College students -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
Cycling -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Dedication services -- Utah -- Provo 1
Digital images 1
Facility management -- Utah -- Provo 1
Food service -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
Funding 1
Halloween -- Photographs 1
Hiking -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Landscapes -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Ghana 1
Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- India 1
Latter Day Saint missionaries 1
Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Uruguay 1
Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
Latter Day Saint women missionaries 1
Letters 1
Mormon Church -- Doctrines 1
Oral histories 1
Performing arts -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
Provo (Utah) -- Photographs 1
Relief Society 1
Reports 1
Safford (Ariz.) 1
Scouting (Youth activity) 1
Scouts (Youth organization members) 1
Specifications 1
Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Provo 1
Utah Valley (Utah) -- Photographs 1
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