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Dale W. Adams research collection on Mormons in Ohio

Dale W. Adams research collection on Mormons in Ohio

Dates: 1968-2001

The contents of this collection represent the research notes of Dale Adams regarding several important events in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In many cases, photocopies of original sources are included in the collection. The main focus of the collection is the Ohio period of LDS history, with particular attention being paid to Solomon Spaulding (or Spalding) and D. Philastus Hurbut (or Hurlburt).

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
  • Creator: Adams, Dale W.
  • Call Number: MSS 2376
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 2376 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 2376; Dale W. Adams research collection on Mormons in Ohio; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2376, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection contains the research of Dale W. Adams, who donated his research on Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio, to L. Tom Perry Special Collections to be an addition to the Mormon material already held.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dale W. Adams; 2002.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2376.xml
Subject Terms
Cowdery, Oliver; Hurlbut, Philastus, 1809-1883; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Spaulding, Solomon, 1761-1816; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Columbus (Ohio); Conneaut (Erie County, Pa. : Township); Erie (Pa.); Kirtland (Ohio); Mormons--Ohio
Genre / Form
Letters; Notes
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Adams (Dale W.) research collection on Mormons in Ohio
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroat
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:02-0700
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Biographical History

Dale W. Adams was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah on June 21, 1934. He attended Utah State University, focusing his training in economics. He was a professor at the Ohio State University for 30 years. A self-styled "weekend historian," Adams' hobby was researching the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, focusing on its history in Kirtland, Ohio. He has published articles on the Kirtland Safety Society, and on D. P. Hurlbut. Dale Adams is now retired and currently resides in Park City, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts