Voices from the Past collection
Scope and Contents note
Collection contains submissions for a contest held during a BYU Education Week in 1980. It chiefly consists of excerpts from family records such as diaries, genealogy, biographies, and letters of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dated from 1830 to 1980.
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Leonard J. Arrington Voices from the Past collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Voices from the Past originated as a contest in 1980 through the Continuing Education Department at Brigham Young University as a part of Education Week. Notices of the contest were published, inviting people to submit excerpts from family records containing tales of adventure, history, patriotism, and inspiration. Special attention was given to personal records that related to lives of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints between 1830 and 1980. Entries were reviewed by an editorial board consisting of Leonard J. Arrington as editor, and Thomas G. Alexander, Donald Q. Cannon, Richard H. Cracroft, and Neal E. Lambert as associate editors. Scott Froerer of the Dept. of Continuing Education coordinated the project. Selections were made from the entries to be published in the volume "Voices from the past."
Leonard J. Arrington (1917-1999) was editor of the Voices from the Past contest.
Leonard J. Arrington served as editor to the Voices from the Past contest. Leonard J. Arrington was born July 2, 1917. He was an author and an academic founder of the Mormon History Association. He is known as "the father of Mormon History" due to his work in the field. He died February 11, 1999.
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Language of Materials
The Leonard J. Arrington Voices from the Past collection contains submissions for a contest held during a BYU Education Week in 1980. The records date from 1830 to 1980.
Other Finding Aids
Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1526.xml
Custodial History note
Donated by Leonard J. Arrington in 1980.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Leonard J. Arrington; 1980.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Processing Information note
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
- Register of Voices from the Past collection
- Katie Connors, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
- 2009 April 6
- 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.