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Eugene E. Campbell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2012

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of the personal papers of Eugene Campbell (1915-1986). It includes correspondence, research notes, school works, photographs, and rough drafts of publications.


  • 1909-1986


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

Biographical / Historical

Eugene E. Campbell was born April 26, 1915 in Tooele, Utah. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1933 and received an associate's of arts degree in 1935 from Snow College. He served a mission in Eastern Canada from 1935-1937. After his mission he enrolled in the University of Utah and graduated in 1939 with a bachelor's degree in history with an English minor. He taught LDS seminary from 1940-1944 and then served as a Chaplain in the Army from 1944-1945. Campbell received his doctor of philosophy degree in 1952 from the University of Southern California in United States History, and more specifically LDS history. Dr. Campbell joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1956 and spent the next twenty-four years helping to develop and shape the History Department at the school. Dr. Campbell was the chair of the History Department from 1958-1967. During his time at BYU he won numerous awards, published numerous books, and held many different positions. He retired in 1980 as Professor Emeritus of History and died April 10, 1986.


60 boxes (30 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Register available in Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Campbell family in 1986.


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

Register of Eugene E. Campbell papers
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 13
Description rules
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