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Navajo Indians -- Missions -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Amundsen journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305267]
Identifier: MSS SC 786
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Author describes the trip from the Lehi, Utah, area in company with his fellow missionaries to Moencopi, Arizona, where the group farmed, lived among the Indians, learned their language, and taught them about the Mormon Church. Amundsen also records his impressions of the Indians as a people and gives a day-by-day account of the Mormons' relations with them, as well as providing descriptions of various sites the group explored for potential settlement by Mormon...
Dates: 1873

Oral history interview with Jay Heisel

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227658157]
Identifier: MSS 6872

The Oral history interview with Jay Heisel was conducted by Daniel Kelly in 1972 for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program.

Dates: 1972

Arza E. Hinckley diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 783
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Covers the first year of Hinckley's mission to the Arizona Indians. Includes account of the author receiving his assignment from Lorenzo Snow (1814-1901), one of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church; the trip to Arizona; and descriptions of Hinckley's work among the Indians. Diary entries are lengthy and very detailed.

Dates: 1882-1883

L. W. Roundy letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305309]
Identifier: MSS SC 782
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typescript. Letter to Brigham Young written March 7, 1873, from Kanarrah, Utah. Report to Brigham Young on possibilities of establishing Mormon colonies in northeastern Arizona. Describes in some detail the land, the quality of the water and the distance between watering holes, prospects for getting along with the Indians, timber, and the outlook for farming and grazing.Recommends against sending down any permanent settlers since there would not be enough water...
Dates: 1873

Virginia Ruth Geisler Snarr family history collection

Identifier: MSS 9189
Scope and Contents Includes letters, scrapbooks, photographs, artifacts, and printed ephemera related to the Kimball and Geisler families and their histories, collected by Ruth G. Snarr. Letters include mission correspondence, family events, and career-related papers. The photographs and scrapbooks, which document the range of the collection (late 1800s to 2020), show portraits of family members, the places which they lived (Salt Lake City area) and important events, like marriage and funerals. The collection...
Dates: approximately 1865-2020

William Henry Solomon's diary of the Arizona mission

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305465]
Identifier: MSS SC 790
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Discusses in detail the daily life of Mormon missionaries among the Indians on the Arizona frontier and the problems with the Indians that eventually forced the missionaries to withdraw to Kanab, Utah, in 1874. Some personal and family matters are also covered, including divorce from one of the author's plural wives. Excerpts from other records of Solomon's are included at the end of the record to cover gaps in the main diary. Notes by the compiler, P. T. Reilly, are...
Dates: 1873-1874

Virginia Ruth Geisler Snarr collection of Lloyd Dee Snarr papers, 1944-2005

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9189 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Material from the mission and life of Lloyd Dee Snarr, including family mementos, photographs and slides, autobiographies, family histories and certificates from school and church. Includes an LDS Primary bandelo. Materials dated 1944 to 2005.

Dates: 1944-2005

Virginia Ruth Geisler Snarr collection of Patricia Marian Geisler papers, 1947-2014

 Series — Carton 13: Series 6 [Barcode: 31197239125591]
Identifier: MSS 9189 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Family papers of Patricia Marian Geisler, including letters, photographs, ephemera, and other mementos from her career as a social worker and mission in the Southwest Indian mission. Materials dated 1947 to 2014.

Dates: 1947-2014