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Latter Day Saint churches -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham H. Cannon notebooks

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4007
Scope and Contents This notebook contains quotes, written in the hand of Abraham H. Cannon and another unidentified writer. The front cover shows the inscription: "Geo. Q. Cannon, Gt. Salt Lake City, Utah Ter., Feb. 8/66." All subsequent writing appears to be written by Abraham H. Cannon. The second to last page reveals new handwriting and records the date as 3 August 1916. Located in the back cover is a certificate of birth for Willard Leslie Cannon, signed by Joseph Fielding Smith, Historian of the Church...
Dates: 1866-1942

Donald Q. Cannon and Reid L. Neilson collection of student papers on international church history

Identifier: MSS 6197
Scope and Contents

Contains student essays from the International History of the Church course at Brigham Young University. Essays recall the development of Christianity and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the various countries of the world. Materials dated 2000 to 2013.

Dates: 2000-2013

Donald Q. Cannon research materials

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230223528]
Identifier: MSS 2005
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and typed letters, histories, interviews, diaries, pamphlets, and newspapers. The materials relate to a large range of topics in the early history of the Mormon Church; Joseph Smith, second president of the Mormon Church; and his family. Interviewees include Smith family members and those who knew them. The items were copied by Donald Q. Cannon as part of the continuing Mormon Church History Sources Project.

Dates: 1840-1981

Card family documents, circa 1853-1969

 Sub-Series — Box 19: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233599437], Folder: 8-9
Identifier: MSS 3192 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains a variety of various personal documents such as journal excerpts, poems, patriarchal blessing, records, a photocopied account book, and other materials. Also contains a book of collected history and correspondence of Joseph Young Card (Zina Card's son) and Pearl Eliza Christensen Card. Topics include daily life, church affairs, personal thoughts, and finances. Dated circa 1853-1969.

Dates: circa 1853-1969

Catalog Department records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5374
Scope and Contents

Collection of audio and video recordings from the department, and part of the Mormon Media Collection. Contains compact discs, audio cassettes, video cassettes, and one phonograph of various discourses, including those by Truman G. Madsen. Also includes library stamp cards, and receipts from Brigham Young University library and Salt Lake City Temple. Dated 1895 to 1990.

Dates: 1895-1990

Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain : handmaiden of the Lord

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308964]
Identifier: MSS SC 1099
Scope and Contents

Bound typewritten autobiography of Mary Woolley Chamberlain. Mary lived in St. George, Kanab, Provo, and Salt Lake City, Utah. She gives detailed accounts of family life, Mormon Church activities, and events in these towns and in Utah in general from her birth to 1936 when she wrote her history. This record was compiled, typed, and put with genealogy work-sheets and photographs probably in 1981. Also included are tributes to Mary by family members.

Dates: approximately 1936-1981

Charles Ora Card incoming correspondence, circa 1886-1887

 Sub-Series — Box 10: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233599288], Folder: 10
Identifier: MSS 3192 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence from fellow leaders in the church such as President M. W. [Marrill], Moses Thatcher, and others. Materials relate to Church affairs and general local events. Dated circa 1886-1887.

Dates: circa 1886-1887

Charles Ora Card outgoing correspondence, circa 1888-1903

 Sub-Series — Box 18: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233599429], Folder: 11
Identifier: MSS 3192 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to children, primarily son Joseph, and also to church leaders such as President Lorenzo Snow. Correspondence to Joseph discusses daily life. Correspondence to church leaders concerns church affairs and local events. Dated circa 1888-1903.

Dates: circa 1888-1903

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revelation collection

Identifier: MSS 1700

This collection consists of photocopies of early manuscripts of revelations given to Joseph Smith, most of which are contained in the modern LDS Church's Doctrine and Covenants. Note: Unless otherwise noted, the originals of these documents are located in the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City.

Dates: 1829-1982

James R. Clark papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2295

This collection contains materials used by James R. Clark in writing the six volumes of Messages of the First Presidency. The material covers the years 1824 -1984. It also contains several drafts of each of the volumes.

Dates: 1824-1984