Mayfield, Steven L.
Steven L. Mayfield (born 1952) is a law enforcement officer and document collector in Utah.
Mayfield was born in 1952 and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He served as a Latter-day Saint missionary in Colorado and Nebraska. He worked as a file clerk for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in San Francisco between 1973 and 1977. He then attended college at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, graduating with a bachelor's degree in police science in 1980. Mayfield worked as a deputy sheriff in Jefferson County, Colorado for nearly ten years before taking a position as a crime scene investigator with the Salt Lake City Police Department, as well as a crime scene photographer, crime lab technician, and self-described "documentation collector." While there, he worked under George Throckmorton, and assisted with a number of cases involving historical documents. He has also been involved with the Mormon History Association, Sunstone, and the Utah State Historical Society.
Citation:Steven Mayfield collection of anti-Mormon media, 1974-2004
Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Mar. 7, 2007 (Steven L. Mayfield; collector of anti-Mormon literature)
Deseret News, via WWW, Feb. 8, 2017 (work as crime scene photographer, crime scene investigator, crime lab techinician, self-described "documentation collector")
fairlatterdaysaints.org, February 19, 2022 (Steve Mayfield; born in the San Francisco carea; served Latter-day Saint mission in Colorado and Nebraska; worked as an FBI file clerk (1973-1977); Deputy Jefferson County Colorado (1981-1990) and crime scene investigator for Salt Lake City Police Department(1994- ); worked with George Throckmorton in historical/questioned document cases; involved with Mormon History Association, Sunstone, Utah Historical Society; producer of radio program on KTKK; self-described "documentation collector")
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Steven L. Mayfield papers
Steven L. Mayfield audio-visual material, 1954-2014
Contains audiocassette recordings and VHS tapes of conferences, symposiums, and radio shows relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in popular culture or which are anti-Mormon in nature. Topics include a broad range of controversial issues, such as gay rights, polygamy, racism in the Church, feminism, and early Church history. Dated 1954-2014.
Steven L. Mayfield audiocassettes, 1954-2014
Steven L. Mayfield correspondence, 1970-2013
Contains letters and checks, including letters concerning Mark Hoffman's forgery of the Solomon Spaulding letter. Materials dated 1970 to 2013.
Steven L. Mayfield ephemera, approximately 1970
Contains miscellaneous materials including a handkerchief, printed cut-outs, high-school letters, pins, etc.
Steven L. Mayfield newspapers, 1957-2014
Contains newspapers and clippings of newspapers, mostly from Utah sources, pertaining in some way to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Newspapers discuss church conferences, leadership, and happenings of the church. Others touch on breakoff cults and criminal reports. Newspapers also discuss the Baptist church and other religions researched by Steven L. Mayfield.
Steven L. Mayfield papers, 1970-2012
Steven L. Mayfield photographs, approximately 1960-1990
Includes photographs of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' quorum of the seventy. Also contains photographs of the funeral of the first Church Historian, Leonard J. Arrington. Other photos document Southern Baptist prayer circles and missions to Africa. Approximately 1960-1990.
Steven L. Mayfield published materials, 1950-2007
Contains pamphlets and books published by notable anti-Mormon authors such as Walter R. Martin, Ed Decker, and Sandra and Jerald Tanner about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, cults, etc.
Steven L. Mayfield videocassettes, 1970-2014
Includes VHS tapes of television series, documentaries, and other programs related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many tapes cover material that is anti-Mormon in nature, and topics include a broad range of controversial issues such as gay rights, polygamy, racism in the Church, feminism, early Church history, etc. Also included are talks from general conferences of the church and other visual recordings of prominent Church leaders. Materials are dated 1970 to 2014.
- Archival Object 9
- Collection 1
- Anti-Mormonism 7
- Church Government 5
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 5
- Audiocassettes 3
- Videocassettes 3
- Newspapers 2
- Pamphlets 2
- Religion -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2
- Sunstone Symposium 2
- Books 1
- Checks 1
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
- Emblems 1
- Funeral service -- Utah -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
- Handkerchiefs 1
- Letters 1
- Magazines (periodicals) 1
- Newspapers -- Utah 1
- Papers (Documents) 1
- Photographs 1
- Printed ephemera 1
- Publications 1
- Radio talk shows -- United States 1
- Radio talk shows -- Utah -- Provo 1
- RadioWest (Radio program) 1
- Souvenirs (Keepsakes) 1 ∧ less