Mormons -- West (U.S.) -- History
Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:
Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the African American Oral History Project, 1985-1993.
Contains directories for the African American Oral History Project. Dated from 1988 to 1995.
Contains surveys given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are also African American, asking them about their feelings towards the Church and about racism within the Church. Dated approximately 1980.
Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the African American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1985-1993.
Contains an oral history memoir of Richard "Dick" Hundley of the American Airpower Heritage Group of the Confederate Air Force Flying Museum. Dated 2 January 1992.
Handwritten copy of a letter appealing to the president of the United States, James K. Polk. The item was copied in 1890, but the original was dated 1 June 1846. The letter states that the Mormons have been persecuted and appealed for aid. It is believed that Polk's call for volunteers to fight in the war with Mexico was an answer to this request. The "Mormon Battalion" was formed in consequence.
Photocopy of typewritten genealogical charts, photographs, and chronology of the Quayle family. The document details the history of John Quayle: his life on the Isle of Man, conversion to Mormonism, emigration to New York in 1841, Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1846, and Salt Lake City, Utah in 1847. The history continues through Quayle's death in 1892. Genealogical charts of the family are current through 1985.
Photocopy and typescript of a handwritten letter written while on the march with the Mormon Battalion. The item is addressed to Butterfield's mother and gives particulars about the Mormon pioneer trek to the west as well as the Mormon Battalion's mission and activities. Butterfield explains his Mormon faith to his mother.