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Thomas F. Rogers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1761

Scope and Contents

Typewritten manuscripts of Rogers's plays about the Mountain Meadows Massacre, a Mormon family during General Conference time, and Helmuth Hübener. There are also photocopies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, typewritten scripts, various drafts of scripts, a printed working script, handwritten research notes, play reviews, criticism of the plays by friends and associates, and articles about Roger's writing career. Many of the items relate to the controversial nature of some of his plays.


  • 1974-1982


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 Thomas F. Rogers papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators. Rogers holds the copyright to the plays.

Biographical History

Thomas F. Rogers (born circa 1955) was a Mormon playwright and professor of Germanic and Slavic languages at Brigham Young University.

Thomas F. Rogers graduated from the University of Utah with a BA, a MA from Yale University, and a PhD in Russian Literature from Georgetown. After graduating, he taught at Howard University, University of Utah, and Brigham Young University. He and his wife Miriam have seven children. He served as President and of the St. Petersburg Mission from 1993-1996. Professionally, he was a Mormon playwright and professor of Germanic and Slavic languages at BYU, where he also worked as the head of the Honors Department.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials are left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Thomas F. Rogers in 1979, 1984, 1985, and 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thomas F. Rogers; 1979, 1984, 1985, and 2011.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Contains manuscripts and research materials of Thomas F. Rogers, a Mormon playwright.

Processing Information

Processed; Patsy Shin Hernandez, Benjamin Sipes, Elisa Visick, and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors; 2011.

Register of the Thomas F. Rogers papers
Garrett Schroath, Patsy Shin Hernandez, Elisa Visick, and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors, and John M. Murphy, curator
2011 October 6
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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