Black, Susan Easton
Susan Easton Black (1944-) is a retired professor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints history at Brigham Young Univeristy and a prolific writer in Utah.
Susan Easton Black was born in 1944 in Long Beach, California. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned degrees in political science and history. Black married and had three sons, but was divorced six years later. To provide for her family, she went back to school and earned a Master's degree in counseling from San Bernardino. After graduating, Black began teaching at San Bernardino College.
Black decided to continue her education and went on to obtain her Ed.D. in educational psychology with a minor in Church history from Brigham Young University. Upon completing her degree, Black was hired to teach in the College of Family Living in 1978; however, this only lasted for four years before she was asked to move into the BYU religion department. While at BYU, Black has been the associate dean of General Education and Honors and the director of Church history in the Religious Studies Center. In 2000, she received the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. Black's career has extended outside of the classroom because she has written and edited more than 100 books on religious subjects.
Susan Easton Black married Harvey B. Black. They were together for 25 years before he passed away in 2011. Susan married George Durrant in 2013, and together they are currently serving a mission in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Citation:Deseret Book, via WWW, January 29, 2016 (joined faculty of Brigham Young University in 1978; professor of Church history and doctrine; past associate dean of General Education and Honors; director of Church History in Religious Studies Center; received Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award in 2000; written and edited more than 100 books)
Mormonwiki, via WWW, January 29, 2016 (b. 1944; raised in Long Beach, California; attended Brigham Young University where she earned her degree in political science and history; married and had three sons; divorced after 6 years of marriage; earned Master's degree in counseling from San Bernardio, began teaching at San Bernardino College; obtained her Ed.D. in educational psychology with a minor in Church history from Brigham Young University; hired for 4 years in the College of Family Living; moved into the BYU religion department; married Harvey B. Black for 25 years before he passed away in 2011; married George Durrant in 2013; serving missions in Nauvoo, Illinois)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
These are research materials used by Susan Easton Black in an academic capacity. She collected these materials in circa 1988 to research the history of the early saints of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They consist of geneological records, church ordinance records, family lists, and biographical notes pertaining to church history.
Bound history of the Lindsay and related families. The volume includes genealogical material and maps of various areas in Great Britain (home of some of Susan Easton Black's ancestors). She describes the temporal and spiritual experiences of her ancestors.
Collection contains an audiocassette and printed transcript of Susan Easton Black's interview with Larry Porter on his personal history. The oral history covers Larry C. Porter's time at Utah State University in 1951, his dealings with Truman Madsen, and his time as a member of the faculty at Brigham Young University. Materials dated January 2007.
Shauna Christine Anderson Young complete files on Scandinavian missionaries, approximately 2003-2007
Contains files for all names of individuals of whom information was sent to Young. Files contain primarily copies of genealogical information and biographical sketches, including some copies and original photographs or images of the ancestor. Also contains some correspondence relative to the publication of "Legacy of Sacrifice," including correspondence with editors and additional authors of the text. Dated approximately 2003-2007.
Shauna Christine Anderson Young publication files on Scandinavian missionaries, approximately 2003-2007
Contains files of individuals who were used in the final publication of "Legacy of Sacrifice." Dated approximately 2003-2007.
- Collection 4
- Archival Object 2
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4
- Missions and Missionaries 3
- Genealogies 2
- Mormon missionaries -- Scandinavia 2
- Audio-visual materials 1
- Biographies 1
- Church Educational System 1
- Church Government 1
- Colleges and Universities 1
- Education 1
- Family histories 1
- Great Britain -- Genealogy 1
- Histories (Literary works) 1
- Latter Day Saint churches -- California -- Long Beach -- History 1
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Scandinavia 1
- Latter Day Saints -- Genealogy 1
- Latter Day Saints -- Great Britain -- History 1
- Latter Day Saints -- History -- 19th century 1
- Latter Day Saints -- Social Life and Customs 1
- Letters 1
- Maps 1
- Material Types 1
- Oral histories 1
- Photocopies 1
- Research (Documents) 1
- Transcripts 1 + ∧ less