E. Dale LeBaron oral history project on Africa

E. Dale LeBaron oral history project on Africa

Dates: 1988-1993

Collection contains recordings and transcriptions of interviews conducted by E. Dale LeBaron with black men and women who have converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in various countries of Africa. The items were transcribed by the College of Religious Instruction at Brigham Young University. Back-up copies of the transcriptions are included on floppy disks. The collection dates from 1988-1993.

  • Extent: 26 boxes (13 linear ft.)
  • Creator: LeBaron, E. Dale
  • Call Number: MSS 1937
  • 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
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from E. Dale LeBaron oral history project on Africa 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 1937; E. Dale LeBaron oral history project on Africa; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1937, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by E. Dale LeBaron. Boxes 25 and 26 came from Brad Westwood's workroom upon his departure from Brigham Young University.
Acquisition Information
Donated; E. Dale LeBaron.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1937.xml
Related Material
See also MSS 3087.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Blacks--Africa--Religion; Material Types; Mormon converts--Africa; Sound Recordings
Genre / Form
Floppy disks; Interviews; Oral histories; Transcripts
Processing Information
Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.III).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
LeBaron (E. Dale) oral history project on Africa
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-10-02T17:58-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

E. Dale LeBaron is a Canadian native who served as the mission president in the South African Johannesburg mission and was a professor of Church History at Brigham Young University.

E. Dale LeBaron was born in Barnwell, Alberta, Canada. He served as the South African Johannesburg Mission President during the 1970s. He has written and spoken widely on the Latter-day Saint Church in Africa. He was professor of Church History at Brigham Young University before returning to Africa to collect oral histories of the early converts to the Church in Africa.

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