LDS Church administration papers
LDS Church administration papers
Contains materials related to the growth and organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also contains information about geography and sociology in the 20th century.
- Extent: 5 cartons (5 linear ft.)
- Creator: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. -- Merrell, V. Dallas, 1936
- Call Number: MSS 3275
- 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: Restricted. Access limited to those patrons approved by the Board of Curators.
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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 the LDS Church administration 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 3275; LDS Church administration papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 3275, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated to BYU by V. Dallas Merrell to Ron Esplin of the Smith Institute on September 15, 2003. The collection was transferred to David J. Whittaker on June 7, 2004. This part of the collection was delivered to Special Collections on September 29, 2004.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; V. Dallas Merrell; 2004.
- Other Finding Aids
- Box-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3275.xml
- Subject Terms
- Church Educational System (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)--History--20th century; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Presidency--History--20th century; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Presiding Bishopric--History--20th century; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--20th century; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Geography; Missionaries; Sociology; Training materials series
- Genre / Form
- Biography; Files (Records)
- Processing Information
- Processed; David J. Whittaker; 2007.
- Appraisal Information
- Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- LDS Church administration papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by David J. Whittaker and Jonathan Farrell
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-06-24T14:39-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Finding aid encoded in English.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
- Biographical Info:
V. Dallas Merrell (b. 1936) received many degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD from the University of Southern California. He served as a mission president of the Utah Salt Lake City Mission and in the Second Quorum of the Seventy.
V. Dallas Merrell was born on 25 January 1936, in Basalt, ID. He was the first of nine children and later in life had nine children of his own. He spent his early years working hard on his family's farm. He earned two undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University in Economics and Sociology. He also earned a master's degree in Social Psychology from the same university. He earned another master's and also a PhD from the University of Southern California. Later in life he spent his career working for a consultation firm in Washington, D.C. The firm concentrated on improving the leadership and management of organizations.
He served a mission from 1956 through 1958 in the Great Lakes Mission. He came home and married Karen Dixon. He served as President of the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission and was president when the mission changed to the Utah Salt Lake City Mission.
In 1992, he was called to the Second Quorum of Seventy. He served in that capacity until he was honorably released in 1997 after completing his five-year calling. During his lifetime he collected many materials related to the growth and organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this collection represents some of that material.
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