Photograph of the Mark Hofmann family
Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3722
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one portrait of Mark Hoffman's family in 1984. In the picture are Mark and Doralee Hoffman and their children--Michael (3 1/2 years), Karen (2 years), and Lisa (3 months).
- Hofmann, Mark (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open to public access; Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Photograph of the Mark Hoffman family must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Mark William Hofmann (born in 1954), a disaffected member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a prolific counterfeiter who murdered two people in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is currently serving a prison sentence at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Hofmann is widely regarded as one of the most successful forgers in history. He forged many documents that would have been important to the LDS church, including the "Salamander Letter." He married Doralee Olds in the Salt Lake Temple in 1979. They had four children and then divorced in 1988.
1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
These items were received by Special Collections in 1997.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
- Register of Photograph of the Mark Hofmann family
- Abe Austin
- 2012 April 03
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.