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Pinto Ward records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3153

Scope and Contents

Contains two minute books for the Pinto Ward Primary Association (1880-1890; 1890-1903), including an account of the organization of the institution on 6 December 1880 by Eliza R. Snow, Zina D. Young, and Minerva Snow; three minute books for the Pinto Ward Sunday School (1888-1896; 1896-1902; 1902-1904); statistical and financial reports for the Pinto Ward Sunday School for 1893, 1897, 1898, and 1900; a 1910 Pinto Ward tithing record; a 1912 Pinto Ward Statistical Report, including ward officers and a list of non-tithe payers; and a 1912 record of ward members, including marriages, births, deaths, baptisms, and ordinations.


  • 1880-1912


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 Pinto Ward records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Pinto, Utah was first settled in the fall of 1856 by missionaries serving among the Indians in the southern Utah area. It was organized into a branch on 17 July 1859, became a ward on 11 July 1867. The ward was dissolved in 1916 as most of the members had relocated to the town of Newcastle, twelve miles north of Pinto.


1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)



Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The collection was in the possession of Grant Harrison for approximately five years before it was donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. He obtained the records from a family member, but it is unknown how that individual came into possession of them.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Grant Harrison; 2005.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Finding aid available in repository, folder-level control.


The loose sheets of statistical and financial information found in Box 1 Folder 6 were removed from within the pages of the Sunday School Minute Books, found in Box 1 Folders 3-5.

Processing Information

Processed; Jana Lloyd; 2005.
Register of Pinto Ward records
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 24
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States