Collection on Mark Hofmann

Collection on Mark Hofmann

Dates: 1978-2005

Collection contains articles, clippings, transcripts, biographical materials, and other materials on the Mark Hofmann case. Includes information on Hofmann's forgeries, as well as the murder case. Materials date from between 1978 and 2005.

  • Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 1571
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in seven series: 1. Biographical articles of Mark Hofmann, 1982-1987. 2. News clippings on Mark Hofmann case, 1982-2005. 3. Transcripts and court-related documents on the Mark Hofmann preliminary hearing, 1986-1987 . 4. Articles and other material on Mark Hofmann Mormon-related forgeries, 1978-1988. 5. Articles and other material on Mark Hofmann non-Mormon-related forgeries, 1984-1987. 6. Articles and other material on Mark Hofmann rumored documents, 1985-1987. 7. Topical files on Mark Hofmann, 1981-1997.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection on Mark Hofmann must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 1571; Collection on Mark Hofmann; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 1571, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection was put together (i.e., assembled within Special Collections) over a period of four years by curator David J. Whittaker and his student research assistants, approximately 1985-1989.
Acquisition Information
Assembled in-house; David J. Whittaker, curator, and his student research assistants; approximately 1989.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Religion; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Politics, Government, and Law; Civil Procedure and Courts; Forgery of manuscripts--Utah; Forgery--Utah; Crime--Utah--Biography; Murder--Utah--History--Sources; Hofmann, Mark; Foster, Craig L.
Genre / Form
Newspapers; Photocopies; Bio-bibliography; Articles; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Processing Information
Processed; David J. Whittaker; April 1989. Additional materials processed; Amanda Crandall, manuscripts processor; February 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II.B.5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Collection on Mark Hofmann
Finding Aid Author
David J. Whittaker, Craig L. Foster, Jennifer Nelson, Paul C. Russel
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-06-24 15:16:07 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

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