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David O. McKay letter to John E. Denhalter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 702

Scope and Contents

Typed and signed letter addressed to John E. Denhalter, Jr. at Brigham Young University and dated November 3, 1947. The letter is McKay's response to Denhalter's request for an explanation of the Mormon Church's position on denying the priesthood to the black race. McKay explains that denying the priesthood to the black race did not originate with the prejudices of men but is part of the eternal plan of God. McKay assures Denhalter that God is just, that all people will be rewarded for their righteous endeavors regardless of race, and that some time the black race will have the right to receive the priesthood.

Dates

  • 1947 November 3

Creator

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 David O. McKay letter to John E. Denhalter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

David O. McKay was the ninth president of the Mormon Church (1951-1970).

Extent

1 volume (4 leaves)

Language

English

Physical Location

Typescript copy in Americana.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

General

Variant title; Letter concerning Negroes in L.D.S. Church

Creator

Title
Register of David O. McKay letter to John E. Denhalter
Status
In Progress
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 December 5
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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