Eugene E. Campbell papers

Eugene E. Campbell papers

Dates: 1909-1986

This is a collection of the personal papers of Eugene Campbell (1915-1986). It includes correspondence, research notes, school works, photographs, and rough drafts of publications.

  • Extent: 60 boxes (30 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Campbell, Eugene E., 1915-1986
  • Call Number: MSS 2012
  • 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.
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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 Personal 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 2012; Eugene E. Campbell papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2012, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated by the Campbell family in 1986.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Brown, Hugh B., 1883-1975; United States. Army; Canada; Correspondence; Material Types; Mormon Church--History; Provo (Utah)
Genre / Form
Letters; Notes; Photographs; Reports
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
Campbell (Eugene E.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Kim
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T11:49-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Eugene E. Campbell was born April 26, 1915 in Tooele, Utah. He graduated from Tooele High School in 1933 and received an associate's of arts degree in 1935 from Snow College. He served a mission in Eastern Canada from 1935-1937. After his mission he enrolled in the University of Utah and graduated in 1939 with a bachelor's degree in history with an English minor. He taught LDS seminary from 1940-1944 and then served as a Chaplain in the Army from 1944-1945. Campbell received his doctor of philosophy degree in 1952 from the University of Southern California in United States History, and more specifically LDS history. Dr. Campbell joined the faculty of Brigham Young University in 1956 and spent the next twenty-four years helping to develop and shape the History Department at the school. Dr. Campbell was the chair of the History Department from 1958-1967. During his time at BYU he won numerous awards, published numerous books, and held many different positions. He retired in 1980 as Professor Emeritus of History and died April 10, 1986.

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