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LaMar C. Berrett papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7968

Scope and Contents

Contains the research material, notes, photographs, and other material of Berrett, including research on Mormon Trail history, history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and scrapbooks of tours conducted by LaMar C. Berrett. Dates range from 1931-2007.

Dates

  • 1931-2007

Creator

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

Biographical History

LaMar C. Berrett (1926-2007) was a professor of religion at Brigham Young University and a historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

LaMar C. Berrett was born March 28, 1926, in Riverton, Utah, to John Harold and Stella Wright Berrett. At the age of eighteen, Berrett fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He later served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States mission. On August 3, 1950, Berrett married Darlene Hamilton in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of nine children. Berrett graduated with a BS from the University of Utah and received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Brigham Young University. He worked as a professor at BYU for twenty-nine years. Berrett spent many years researching Church history. He also conducted tours to Jerusalem, Church history sites in America, Book of Mormon places, and Europe. He edited "Sacred Places" a six-volume series of Church history. Berrett passed away August 25, 2007.

Extent

81 cartons (81 linear ft.)

4 oversize folders (2.25 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Contains five series: 1. Research material, 1931-2007. 2. Papers on Brigham Young University tours,1961-1999. 3. Papers on publications, 1961-1999. 4. Collection on the Mormon Trail, 1971-2007. 5. Notes and other material, 1948-2002.

Custodial History

Donated by Darlene Berrett in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Darlene Berrett; 2009.

Appraisal

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

LaMar C. Berrett was a professor at Brigham Young University and a history scholar for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors, addendum added, Trevor Tanner, student manuscript processor, 2015, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
Title
Register of LaMar C. Berrett papers
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Murphy, curator, Peter Hoyt and Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processors
Date
2011 January 5
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States