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Stephen L Richards papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5950

Scope and Contents

Collection contains general conference addresses and other speeches written by Richards and family history documents, church pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, books, photographs, newspaper clippings and journals dated 1843-1959.

Dates

  • 1843-1959

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Privacy restricted until 2021; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Stephen L Richards papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Stephen L Richards (1879-1959) was a Mormon lawyer and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Stephen L Richards, born in Mendon, Utah, was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from January 8, 1917, to April 9, 1951. Richards also served as First Counselor in the First Presidency of the church under Church President David O. McKay from April 9, 1951, until his death, May 19, 1959.

Extent

7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (4 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains general conference addresses and other speeches written by Stephen L. Richards and family history documents, church pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, books, photographs, newspaper clippings and journals dated 1843-1959.

Custodial History

Donated, 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1977.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; February 2009.

Creator

Title
Register of Stephen L Richards papers
Status
Completed
Author
Kayla Quinney
Date
2009
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

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States