Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records on the history of the Primary, 1880-1977
Scope and Contents
Contains clippings, programs and documents concerning the history of the Primary Organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It contains information concerning the structure of the Primary Organization, and how it began in the late 1800's. It details the gradual growth and the monumental moments in the Primary History, 1880-1997.
- Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History (creator, Organization)
- Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Church History (creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was a department at Brigham Young University that researched, wrote, and published Latter-day Saint history.
The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was created in 1980, after it was decided that a university would provide a better setting for research and publication. Before then it was a Church Historian’s Office, reorganized into the Historical Department of the Church headed by Leonard Arrington. The primary responsibility of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was to research, write and publish Latter-day Saint history from the perspective of faith and according to the highest scholarly standards. The Institute Faculty also taught courses in history, LDS Church history, and other disciplines related to their fields of expertise and advise students whose major papers, theses, and dissertations address Mormon history topics.
Language of Materials
Materials retained in from their original order.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1214.xml