Archive: "20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts" Category

Jensen family journals and histories

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Jensen family journals and histories (MSS 6189). This collection contains journals and family histories of members of the Jensen family, including Louis Reuben Jensen, Kirsten Marie Sorensen, Doyle S. Jensen, and Winston McKay Jensen. Most of the diaries deal …

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Andrew Locy Rogers missionary diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Andrew Locy Rogers missionary diary (MSS 6179). The diary documents Rogers’ service in the British Mission, where he served in Ireland and Scotland.  His diary documents his experiences in a series of communities from 1909-1910, and chronicles experiences with mission …

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Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals (MSS 8535).  Materials include the original missionary journals of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith, collected by Afton Rowley Topham and …

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Oliver Boardman Huntington diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized item: Oliver Boardman Huntington diary, 1899-1905. This diary was written by Huntington between September 1899 and June 1905. Includes descriptions of his “mission” to California from October-November 1899, lists of people visited, and descriptions of sites visited near Sacramento, San Francisco, …

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James E. Talmage journals, 1879-1911

The papers of James E. Talmage housed here in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections include a complete set of his personal journals, several pieces of correspondence, and various other materials from all aspects of his life, including academics, professional, ecclesiastical, and personal. We are pleased to announce that Elder Talmage’s journals from 1879-1911, comprising twelve …

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Orson F. Whitney papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Orson F. Whitney papers (MSS 15). This important collection is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Writings; and, 3) Whitney Family papers. The Correspondence series includes letters between Orson F. Whitney and other Church members, Church leaders, family members, and friends. The …

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James E. Talmage papers

On this date in 1911, James E. Talmage was called as an Apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in this capacity until his death on July 27, 1933, at the age of 70. Elder Talmage has become renowned among members of the LDS Church and beyond for his detailed …

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Nellie McArthur Gubler family papers

As part of our general collection development policy for 20th and 21st century Western American, Utah, and Latter-day Saint history, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections preserves family history collections (including journals, letters, scrapbooks, photographs, business records, family histories, family newsletters,  autobiographies, literary manuscripts, and electronic materials).  The Nellie McArthur Gubler family papers chronicle the …

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Geneva Steel Photographs and Negatives

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce that all Geneva Steel photographs and negatives in the Geneva Steel Holdings Corporation records (MSS 3122) will soon be available for public use and access. The collection includes over 16,000 gelatin silver, black-and-white, and color photographs, as well as 33,000 negatives, slides, and transparencies. These …

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