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Steven L. Mayfield papers, 1970-2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3088 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Includes documents related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many cover material that is anti-Mormon in nature, and topics include a broad range of controversial issues such as gay rights, polygamy, racism in the Church, feminism, and early Church history. Many of the documents come from anti-Mormon blogs and online forums. Also included are talks from general conferences of the Church and other written material of prominent church leaders. Material dates range from 1960 to 2015.


  • 1970-2012


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 Steven L. Mayfield papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Steven L. Mayfield (born 1952) is a law enforcement officer and document collector in Utah.

Mayfield was born in 1952 and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary in Colorado and Nebraska. After his mission, he worked as a file clerk for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in San Francisco between 1973 and 1977. He then attended college at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, graduating with a bachelor's degree in police science in 1980. After graduation, Mayfield worked as a deputy sheriff in Jefferson County, Colorado for nearly ten years before taking a position as a crime scene investigator with the Salt Lake City Police Department, as well as a crime scene photographer, crime lab technician, and self-described "documentation collector." While there, he worked under George Throckmorton, and assisted with a number of cases involving historical documents. He has also been involved with the Mormon History Association, Sunstone, and the Utah State Historical Society.


19 cartons

4 folders

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