Skip to main content

Peter Crawley copyright correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3989

Scope and Contents note

Includes photocopies and typescripts of several copyrights obtained for various books published by and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its early years. Copyrights include that for the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, several books and pamphlets written by Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt, and some anti-Mormon literature including John C. Bennett’s The History of the Saints; or An Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism. Also in the collection are lists of copyrights issued by various states including Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, etc. These lists include several books connected with Mormonism.


  • 1828-1860


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Peter Crawley copyright correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Peter Crawley has authored several historical books and biographies on Mormons and the Mormon church. He was born in 1936.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Photocopies and typescripts of several copyrights connected to the early history of the LDS church.

Custodial History note

Donated by Peter Crawley in 1993.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Peter Crawley; 1993.

Appraisal note

LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts).

Related Archival Materials note

BX 8609 .B43h 2000

BX 8630 .P886v 1854

Processing Information note

Processed; Meghan Mathews; 11 June 2007.

Register of Peter Crawley copyright correspondence
Meghan Mathews and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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