Whittaker, David J.
- Existence: 1945-
David J. Whittaker (1945-) is a Latter-day Saint historian and bibliographer in Utah.
David Jay Whittaker was born in California on October 20, 1945. He received his bachelor's degree (1967) and Ph.D. from Brigham Young University, and a Master's degree from California State University at Northridge. He was a Beinecke Fellow at Yale University, and a Fulbright Fellow at the British Library in London. He was also a professor of history at Brigham Young University (BYU), and was president of the Mormon History Association. Whittaker worked as curator of Western and Mormon manuscripts at Brigham Young University Library in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections until his retirement in 2012. He has authored or co-authored seven books (including bibliographies on various topics in Latter-day Saint history) and about fifty scholarly articles, as well as multiple short and highly specialized Mormon history bibliographies. His works have appeared in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, the Ensign, the Journal of Mormon History, BYU Studies, and other notable journals. Currently he is working with the Joseph Smith Papers Project. He is married to the former Linda Struhs, and they are the parents of four children.
Citation:Supporting saints, c1985: t.p. (David J. Whittaker)
Nibley, H. Sounding brass, 1991: CIP t.p. (David Whittaker)
Allen, J.B. Men with a mission, c1991: CIP t.p. (David J. Whittaker) data sheet (b. 1945)
Wikipedia, via WWW, Oct. 29, 2010 (David J. Whittaker; David Jay Whittaker; b. 1945; Mormon historian and bibliographer; curator of Western and Mormon manuscripts at Brigham Young University) Wikipedia.com, via WWW, Apr. 15, 2016 (author/co-author of seven books, 50 articles, Mormon history bibliographies; professor of history, BYU; working on Joseph Smith Papers project; earned bachelor's and Ph.D. at BYU; Beinecke Fellow at Yale, Fulbright Fellow at British Library, London; former president, Mormon History Association; published in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Ensign, Journal of Mormon History, BYU Studies, etc.; married Linda Struhs, four children). rsc.byu.edu, via WWW, Apr. 15, 2016 (MA from California State University at Northridge; born in California)
Ancestry.com, viewed Oct. 29, 2010 (David J. Whittaker; b. Oct. 20, 1945)
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Interview by David Whittaker with Alma Heaton, who recounts his childhood in Kanab, education, courtship, military service, and subsequent appointment at Brigham Young University. Also speaks on service and experiences in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes sound recordings and transcript.
Interview by David Whittaker with Bertrand F. Harrison concerning his student years at Brigham Young University, marriage, graduate school, and the development of the Botany program at BYU. Includes sound recording and transcript.
Typescript of an interview transcribed from the included cassette sound tapes. Peck was interviewed by David J. Whittaker on August 27, 1984. Peck talks about his work on the "Seventh East Press," which was a newspaper by students at Brigham Young University.
Interview by David Whittaker with Lorna Harrison who recounts her childhood and education in Provo, marriage to Bertrand Harrison, and her association with Brigham Young University. Also talk at length about her parents and their education and association with BYU. Includes transcript and sound recording.
Typescript of an interview taken from the included audiocassette. Russell was interviewed by David Whittaker on February 9, 1988 for the Joint Oral History Program of the Brigham Young University Archives and the BYU Alumni Association Emeritus Club. Russell talks about his mission in California, the Book of Mormon and archaeology, and early visual aids used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.