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David C. Martin collection on Mormon history

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8879

Content Description

Contains correspondence between various people, an autobiography of Andrew Hunter Scott's missionary work, notes about leaders of the Church of Christ, writings on some of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including notes on John Whitmer, and magazine and newspaper clippings. The book was created by David C. Martin. Dates approximately 1927 to 1975, bulk approximately 1950 to 1975.


  • approximately 1927-1975
  • Majority of material found within 1950-1975


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 materail from the David C. Martin collection on Mormon history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

David C. Martin (1939-1992) was a Mormon historian in Illinois, Missouri, and California.

David Chancellor Martin was born September 3, 1939 in Monmouth, Illinois to John Robert Martin and Clara Mae Chancellor. He died on July 17, 1992 in San Diego, California and was cremated. David was born into a family from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and later converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Collected by Wayne Frandsen and donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Wayne Frandsen; August 31, 2015.


LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)

Processing Information

Processed; Sadie Julian; 2016.

Register of David C. Martin collection on Mormon history
Sadie Julian
2016 August 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
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