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Delbert Barney correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1778

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of Delbert Barney's correspondence with government and ecclesiastical officials. He describes an eye-witness account of the "transfiguration" of the Mormon Church President Brigham Young into the likeness of Joseph Smith in 1844 and discusses Blacks and the Mormon priesthood.


  • 1936-1980

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 Delbert Barney correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon chaplain in World War II, staunch Democrat, and supporter of Black causes and President Lyndon Baines Johnson.


14 items

Custodial History

Donated by Delbert Barney in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Delbert Barney; 1980.


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

Register of Delbert Barney correspondence
In Progress
Patsy Shin Hernandez
2010 September 3
Description rules
Language of description
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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