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Joseph Fish typescripts of histories and diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2010

Scope and Contents

The Fish diaries cover his life from the 1840s to 1926. His histories of Arizona and his series on Pioneers of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region cover aspects of western history from 1500-1905. The Joseph Fish typescripts include: "The Diaries of Joseph Fish," Fish's "History of the Eastern Arizona Stake of Zion and the Establishment of the Snowflake Stake," a "History of Arizona Territory," volumes 4-7 of "Pioneers of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region," and "History of Enterprise and its Surroundings."


  • 1902-1970


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical history

Mormon pioneer and historian.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Vasco M. Tanner donated typescripts of the Joseph Fish diaries. Also, Chad Flake, Supervisor of Special Collections, transferred in 1982 typescripts of Fish's Rocky Mountain histories to the Manuscript Department.


History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020)

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Mormon migration.

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Arizona's Indian wars : massacres and road agents.

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Further pioneering in the Southwest.

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History of Arizona Territory.

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History of the Eastern Arizona Stake and the establishment of the Snowlfake State.

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History of Enterprise and its surroundings.

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Pioneer missioniary work among the Indian explorations : colonization of California and the Northwest.

Register of Joseph Fish typescripts of histories and diaries
Under Revision
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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