James R. Clark manuscript drafts and book

James R. Clark manuscript drafts and book

Dates: 1935-1951

Photocopies of typed and printed official statements of the First Presidency of the Mormon Church between the years 1935 and 1951 as well as a book entitled "Statements of the First Presidency" volume 6. This item was published in 1975 and compiled and autographed by James R. Clark. The statements relate to the church members and hierarchy dealing with Mormon doctrine and theology as well as Mormon Church policy and procedure. The majority of the statements were made between the years 1939 and 1945 and express the Mormon Church's official views on World War Two as well as war in general.

  • Extent: 234 items (6 linear inches)
  • Creator: Clark, James R. (James Ratcliffe), 1910
  • Call Number: MSS 1599
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Manuscript drafts and book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
This item was formerly accessioned under the number A77-59.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1599; Manuscript drafts and book; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1599, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Presidency; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Doctrines; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon Church--Presidents; Mormons--Correspondence; War--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; World War, 1939-1945--Religious aspects; World War, 1939-1945--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Genre / Form
Drafts (Documents); Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Clark (James R.) manuscript drafts and book
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Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
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Biographical History

Mormon author and educator.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts