Milton V. Backman Jr. papers
Scope and Contents
- approximately 1943-2013
- Backman, Milton V., Jr., 1927-2016 (Creator, Person)
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Milton Vaughn Backman Jr. was born on June 11, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enlisted in the Maritime Service near the end of World War II. After his Maritime Service, he served a mission in South Africa for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He then served in the Korean War. On his birthday in 1953 he married Kathleen McLatchy. He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Utah in 1954. He then went on to receive his PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. He was a professor of church history at Brigham Young University from 1960 to 1991.
He published many books including American Religions and the Rise of Mormonism, Christian Churches of America: Origins and Beliefs, Eyewitness Accounts of the Restoration, and many more. After retiring he served several short-term LDS missions in Nauvoo, Illinois and two additional LDS missions with his second wife Sharon Richey, in Nauvoo and Kirtland, Ohio. Backman died on February 6, 2016 in Herriman, Utah.
26 cartons ((26 linear ft.) )
2 boxes ((1 linear ft.) )
3 oversize folders (1.5 linear ft.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Register of Milton V. Backman Jr. papers
- Erin Owens
- 2016 March 11
- 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.
- 2021 February 26: Box 32 processed and added to series 3; Chelsea McNeil.