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History of the Mormon Church

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2857

Scope and Contents

Genealogies, photocopies of handwritten diaries and articles, family histories, and maps bound in one volume. The materials relate to the Christiansen family members who joined the Mormon Church in Denmark and migrated to Utah. The diaries are by Parley Christiansen (1857-1930), Niels Christian Christiansen (1817-1899), and Christian Christensen (1790-1871) and relate to their conversion to Mormonism, their journey to Utah, and their lives there.


  • approximately 1900


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 History of the Mormon Church must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Professor of sociology at Brigham Young University and a compiler of family histories.


1 v. (ca. 300 p.)(0.21 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by John R. Christiansen in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John R. Christiansen; 1989.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of History of the Mormon Church
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 December 13
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
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