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Bryant W. Rossiter papers

Identifier: MSS 5974

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, daily appointment books, pamphlets, and other materials from Rossiter's activities with various groups, including Eastman Dental Center, Eastman Kodak Company, USAID, National Academy of Science, National Research Council, American Chemical Society, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and CHEMRAWN. Also includes information on his service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States, and three journals dating 1961-1981. Dated approximately 1961-1990.


  • approximately 1961-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Bryant W. Rossiter papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Bryant W. Rossiter (1931- ) was a Mormon researcher and ecclesiastical leader.

Bryant W. Rossiter was director of research at Eastman Kodak and was very active in international scientific organizations. He was Kodak's International Man of Goodwill. Later in life he traveled around speaking at conferences on chemistry and international food problems, including one in the Netherlands where four former recipients of the Nobel Prize spoke and the royal family attended.

He is a convert to the Church and was made district president of the Palmyra New York district almost immediately after his baptism. He served as the first stake president of the new Cumorah Stake and later as a regional representative.


24 cartons (24 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Papers of Bryant W. Rossiter, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, daily appointment books, pamphlets, and other materials from his various activities.


Arranged into four series: 1. Bryant W. Rossiter papers on Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, approximately 1961-1983. 2. Bryant W. Rossiter papers on Chemrawn Committee, approximately 1974-1987. 3. Bryant W. Rossiter papers on International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, approximately 1977-1987. 4. Bryant W. Rossiter papers on American Chemical Society and other organizations, approximately 1968-1990.

Custodial History

Donated by Bryant W. Rossiter in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Bryant W. Rossiter; 1989.


LDS scholarship (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Related Materials

For materials concerning Chemrawn, please also see:

Chemistry and world food supplies: the new frontiers, Chemrawn II: invited papers presented at the International Conference on Chemistry and World Food Supplies, Manila, Philippines, 6-10 December 1982; S583.2 .I57 1982.

Future sources of organic raw materials: invited lectures presented at the World Conference on Future Sources of Organic Raw Materials, Toronto, Canada, 10-13 July 1978; TP247.A1 W67 1978.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa Cowles and John Murphy; November 2007. Physically rearranged and addendum added; Trevor Tanner; October 2015.

Register of Bryant W. Rossiter papers
Audrey Spainhower, Melissa Cowles and Karen Glenn, student processors, and John M. Murphy, curator
2008; 2010
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States