J. Max Anderson papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains various resources and writings from J. Max Anderson. This includes one of the manuscripts for his book "The Polygamy Story" which was later published in 1979. Included are notes and feedback regarding the book, as well as other resources and research. The research focuses mainly on historical accounts from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its leaders and and members of the church from the 1800s and early 1900s. Also includes two floppy disks from Brian C. Hales, whom Anderson co-authored a book with.
- Anderson, J. Max (1927-2021) (creator, Person)
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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biographical / Historical
J. Max Anderson was born May 12, 1928, in Richfield, Utah to parents Joseph Lyman Anderson and Violet Fern Wilkinson. Anderson served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Sweden. He later graduated from the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah and worked professionally as an architect in San Diego and Utah. Anderson authored "The Polygamy Story: Fiction and Fact," which was published in 1979, and co-authored "The Priesthood of Modern Polygamy: an LDS Perspective" with Brian C. Hales. He married Nancy Butchereit in 1968, and they had two daughters. Anderson passed away on August 12, 2021.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by J. Max Anderson and Nancy Anderson on November 28, 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; J. Max Anderson and Nancy Anderson; November 28, 2018.
Utah and the American West (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, II B VI).
Processed; Tayla Boyer; 2021.
- American literature -- 20th century -- Latter Day Saint authors
- Anderson, J. Max (1927-2021)
- Authors, American -- Manuscripts
- Church Government
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Floppy disks
- Manuscripts, American
- Polygamy -- History
- Register of J. Max Anderson papers
- In Progress
- Tayla Boyer
- 2021 November 23
- 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.