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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 73 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

Missionary Center Training records on Estonian language training, approximately 2008

 Sub-Series — Box: 44, item: 14
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 1 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents

Contains materials for training missionaries to teach in the Estonian language.

The 2015 accession consists of one T.A.L.L. disc of "VP" content and language resources for Estonian-speaking missionaries. Materials dated approximately 2008.

Dates: approximately 2008

Missionary Training Center annual report

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 807
Scope and Contents

Annual report documenting the history of the Missionary Training Center, lists, graphs, charts, outlines, and statistics.

Dates: 1980

Missionary Training Center floor plans, 1990-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 3
Scope and Contents Series 3, Missionary Training Center floor plans, contains floor plans for Missionary Training Centers and related LDS historical sites all over the world. This includes plans and related documents for various Visitors' Centers (Mesa Arizona Temple, Kanesville Tabernacle and center, Hawaii Temple, Temple Square North and South centers and campus signage diagrams, Hill Cumorah, Joseph Smith Memorial, Palmyra, and Park City); it also includes plans for the building/remodel of MTCs...
Dates: 1990-2011

Missionary Training Center Gospel research and training materials, approximately 1929-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains studies and research done by the Missionary Training Center and gospel training materials such as DVDs, textbooks, and pamphlets to teach missionaries and Mission Presidents how to teach the Gospel. This includes Mission President/Visitor's Center Director seminar files and media, the original systems of missionary discussions, the development of the Preach My Gospel system by manuscript chapter, curriculum committee materials, proselyting area books, TRC journals, missionary...
Dates: approximately 1929-2011

Missionary Training Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5545
Scope and Contents Collection documents the operation of primarily the Provo Missionary Training Center; it is divided into series of language training materials, gospel teaching and missionary training materials, and floor plans (and similar/related documents) for other worldwide missionary training centers, visitors' centers, LDS Church historical sites, etc.Contains language textbooks, foreign editions of Church materials, cultural guides, study plans and area handbooks, grammar and vocabulary...
Dates: approximately 1929-2017

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