Louis C. Midgley papers

Louis C. Midgley papers

Dates: Approximately 1965-2003

Collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and legal materials related to anti-Mormon studies by Midgley. Also includes information on a lawsuit involving the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS). Materials date from 1965 to 2003.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.). -- 12 cartons (12 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Midgley, Louis C.
  • Call Number: MSS 2806
  • 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: Donor restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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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 Louis C. Midgley 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 2806; Louis C. Midgley papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2806, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Louis C. Midgley in 2003 and 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Louis C. Midgley; 2003, 2014.
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More detailed finding aid available in repository.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Mormon Church--Controversial literature; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Literature; Midgley, Louis C.; Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Controversial literature; Midgley, Louis C.--Archives
Genre / Form
Manuscripts, American; Legal documents; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student curator, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.III, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Midgley (Louis C.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-17 12:19:44 -0600.
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Biographical History

Louis C. Midgley (1931-) is an American political scientist and college professor in Utah.

Louis C. Midgley was born in 1931. He received his Bachelor's degree from University of Utah and his Ph.D. from Brown University. Louis Midgley taught Political Science at Brigham Young University for many years. After his retirement, he has worked very closely with the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies as the editor of FARMS Review.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts