Earl S. Duerden collection of family history materials
Scope and Contents
Contains journals and materials regarding the missionary service of Delbert Stevenson Walker, who focuses on church organization and spiritual experiences in addition to cultural observations. Included microfilm contains research and correspondence by Richard H. Bullock regarding various Mormon pioneers. Also contains family correspondence, dating between 1886 and 1908, and a CD with additional materials about other family members' missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Walker, Delbert Stevenson, 1903-1987 (creator, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English with a hymnal in Maori.
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 Earl S. Duerden collection of family history materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Delbert Stevenson Walker was a Latter-day Saint farmer and missionary. Delbert Stevenson Walker was born on September 11, 1903 in Holladay, Utah to parents Franklin Walker and Harriett Louisa Stevenson. Delbert Stevenson Walker served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand from 1926 to 1930. He married Geneve Cutler on June 1, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had six children together. Walker lived in Boise, Idaho for a short time before moving to Tremonton, Utah, where he owned and operated a farm and served in various church positions. Delbert Stevenson Walker died on August 19, 1987 in Tremonton, Utah.
Richard H. Bullock is a researcher, historian, and author from Utah. Richard Henry Bullock was born on October 13, 1940. He is married to Erma R. Bullock. He is the author of several historical books and serves as President of the Utah Chapter of the Ship Brooklyn Association. His research focuses on Mormon pioneers and their early history in various Western settlements. Richard H. Bullock currently resides in Utah.
Earl S. Duerden is a family history researcher in Utah.
He is the grandson of Delbert Stevenson Walker. He currently resides in Utah.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Donated by Earl S. Duerden, grandson of Delbert Stevenson Walker, in 2018. He received the materials through personal research and research donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Earl S. Duerden; July 2018.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana collection development policy II.B.5.VI, August 2007).
Processed; Megan Davies, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.
- Register of Earl S. Duerden collection of family history materials
- Megan Davies, student manuscript processor, and John M. 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.