Joseph F. Merrill papers

Joseph F. Merrill papers

Dates: circa 1887-1963

Collection contains diaries, correspondence, clippings, articles, photographs, and printed ephemera relating to Merrill's activities in education and religion. It includes correspondence with family members, friends, associates, and public figures. The collection also includes files from his work at universities, as well as a collection of talks and articles written by Merrill on religious topics. There is also correspondence with political leaders in the state and nation, and associated political pamphlets. Materials date from approximately 1887 to 1963.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (1 linear ft.). -- 63 boxes (31.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Merrill, Joseph F.
  • Call Number: MSS 1540
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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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 the Joseph F. Merrill 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 1540; Joseph F. Merrill papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Mansucripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1540, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Richard M. Mollinet in 1984.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Richard M. Mollinet; 1984.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles; Merrill, Joseph F.--Archives; Colleges and Universities; Education; Education--Utah; Educators--Utah; Mormon Church--Apostles
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Diaries; Letters; Photographs; Printed ephemera; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; May 9, 2007.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Merrill (Joseph F.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-06-06T11:38-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Joseph F. Merrill (1868-1952) served as a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Joseph Francis Merrill was born on August 24, 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. He married Annie Laura Hyde on June 9, 1898. He and Annie had seven children, Edith, Rowland, Joseph, Taylor Laura, Eugene, and Annie Hyde. Annie Laura Hyde, Merrill's wife, passed away on February 26, 1917. Merrill married Emily Lizette Traub on June 29, 1918. Merrill served as a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles until his death on February 3, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts