Russell R. Rich donations on Mormon manuscripts, 1781-1976, bulk 1781-1905
Scope and Contents note
A. Gary Anderson and Milton V. Backman Jr., Max Parkin, David J. Whittaker, Lyndon Cook, Russell R. Rich and Clark V. Johnson, all faculty members of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, in cooperation with the historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called the LDS Church), and the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, did research on sites related to the history of the Church. A. Gary Anderson researched in New Hampshire (1973); Milton V. Backman Jr. in Ohio (1974); Max Parkin in Missouri (1978); David J. Whittaker in Iowa and Missouri (1979); Lyndon Cook in Missouri (1978); Russell R. Rich in Kentucky, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Ontario, Canada (1978); and Clark V. Johnson in Illinois (1980).
Their goal was to collect, in microfilm or photocopy, photographs, manuscripts, maps, and documents related to Latter-day Saint history. Their efforts were concentrated in state, county, city, and town record repositories, archives and libraries, as well as historical society libraries, and college and university libraries. Thus this collection is really a number of smaller collections, a literal potpourri of research material.
- Other: 1781-1976
- Other: bulk 1781-1905
- Rich, Russell R., 1912- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research. No photocopying is allowed.
Conditions Governing Use note
The researcher must obtain permission to publish any records from this collection from the institution which houses the original. Permission to publish material from the Mormon Manuscript Retrieval Project collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids note
While this finding aid provides only a series and sub-series level description, a more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS19.xml
- Local histories
- Mack family -- History
- Mormon Church -- History -- 19th century
- Mormons -- New Hampshire -- History -- Reference sources
- Mormons -- Ohio -- History -- Reference sources
- New Hampshire -- History -- Reference sources
- Ohio -- History -- Reference sources
- Smith family -- History