John Bushman papers

John Bushman papers

Dates: 1871-1923

Collection consists of original diaries covering 1871-1923, along with typescripts; a personal account book; receipts; temple recommend; microfilm copy of the diaries and an autobiography; photocopies of appraisal and accounts books for the chapter of the United Order in St. Joseph; minutes of United Order meetings; and typecript of correspondence. While most of the diary entries are one-liners narrating the author's daily activities in northern Arizona and occasional trips to Utah, others are quite detailed and provide good insights into life on the Mormon frontier.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) : handwritten.photocopies. microfilm. typewritten.
  • Creator: Bushman, John, 1843-1926. -- Tanner, George S.
  • Call Number: MSS 1520
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Some of the original diaries are restricted because of their physical condition. Complete typescripts are available in their place.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Bushman papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1520; John Bushman papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1520, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Bushman, John, 1843-1926; Frontier and pioneer life--Arizona--Sources; Indians of North America; Material Types; Mormon Church--Arizona--History--Sources; Mormon Church--Utah--History--Sources; Mormon missionaries--Arizona--History--Sources; Mormons--Arizona--History--Sources; Mormons--Arizona--Sources; Mormons--Colonization--Arizona--History--Sources; Mormons--Social life and customs--Sources; United orders (Mormon Church)--Arizona--Joseph City--History--Sources
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Bushman (John) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-05-20T16:00-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer in Utah and Arizona, Bishop for the Mormon Church in Snowflake, Arizona.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts