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Mormon Church -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Milton V. Backman Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8785
Scope and Contents Includes research notes, articles, syllabi, lecture notes, publication manuscripts, diaries, genealogical materials, four computers, computer disks, audiocassettes, videocassettes, photographic slides, and other materials on professional career, teaching, and family history. Topics included with these materials tend to center around the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, focusing on the Church's interactions with the cities of Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois, as...
Dates: approximately 1943-2013

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1443
Scope and Contents Collection contains about 750 documents relating to some 250 actions arising in justice of the peace or circuit courts in Hancock County, Illinois. Also includes a letter from David Martin concerning part of the collection and indexes to court cases involving Joseph Smith Jr. and the autographs of those who martyred Smith.
Dates: 1839-1860

James Holt autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230235910]
Identifier: MSS SC 190
Scope and Contents Typescript of an autobiography. Holt writes about his childhood, conversion to the Mormon Church, mission for that faith in Tennessee, and migration to Salt Lake City, Utah. He also tells about the confusion in the Mormon Church after the death of its first president, Joseph Smith.
Dates: 1881

Thomas Smith Johnson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239235846]
Identifier: MSS 8911
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of Thomas Smith Johnson's 1846 autobiography detailing his life from birth to his time in Nauvoo, Ilinois and heading west to the Salt Lake Valley. Materials dated 1846.
Dates: 1846

Milton V. and Sharon Maureen Backman personal papers, 1943-2013

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8785 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, journals, photographs, and other personal items of Milton Vaughn Backman and Sharon Richey Backman. Includes documents pertaining to the various trips the Bachman family made (including to locations like Aruba and Church history sites like Nauvoo, Illinois), family records including birth/death certificates, a list of callings Sharon Richey Backman had, and audio-visual materials including photographs, CDs, and VHS cassettes. Dated 1943-2013.
Dates: 1943-2013

Milton V. Backman Jr. mission papers, approximately 1990-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8785 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains mission journals, tapes, photographs, and other mission materials from Milton Backman's various missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Topics included in these are photographs of Nauvoo or pertaining to the city; documentation on the Kirtland, Ohio region including records of famous members such as Sidney Rigdon and Philo Dibble; and VHS/DVDs of talks made by Backman and Elder Russel M. Nelson for the Carthage Martyrdom program held in Carthage, Illinois on June...
Dates: approximately 1990-2013

Milton V. Backman Jr. personal papers, 1943-2013

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8785 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters, photographs, journals, and other personal memorabilia of Milton Backman. Included documentation are documents pertaining to various vacations/trips Backman made to places such as Aruba and Carthage, Illinois, family records, birth/death/marriage certificates, audio-visual materials including CDs and floppy disks, and biographical information on Backman, his wife, and his parents. Dated 1943-2013.
Dates: 1943-2013

Milton V. Backman Jr. research, 1943-2013

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8785 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains various research material such as slides, photographs, books, articles, newspaper clippings, various books and articles written by Backman, computer hard drives, floppies, CDs, and notes. Most of the material is about various religions and the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1943-2013
Dates: 1943-2013

Sharon Maureen Backman personal papers, approximately 1980-2013

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8785 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, correspondence, and other personal memorabilia of Sharon Richey Backman. Materials include copies of the Backman family's Book of Remembrance, memorial service documentation, details on the Backmans' children and foster children, a list of callings she held, and photographs from her time serving in Nauvoo, Illinois. Dated approximately 1980-2013.
Dates: approximately 1980-2013

Hawkins Taylor autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197235233647]
Identifier: MSS 8616
Content Description Materials include a photocopy of a typewritten transcription of Hawkins Taylor autobiography. The memoirs include information throughout his whole life, including early life in Kentucky and political activities in Iowa and Nauvoo. He describes several interactions related to law enforcement with the Mormons, including arresting Hyrum Smith and being involved in the Battle of Nauvoo when the Saints were driven out in 1846. He ends describing his later political career with Abraham Lincoln....
Dates: approximately 1880's