Wilfried Decoo research materials

Wilfried Decoo research materials

Dates: 1856-1987

Materials collected in Connection with Study on LDS Themes in French Literature, and copies of books and courses on LDS themes from old Dutch and Flemish Sources. Includes plays, bibliographies, pamphlets, periodicals, and excerpts of books, 1856-1987.

  • Extent: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Decoo, Wilfried, 1946
  • Call Number: MSS 4093
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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 the Wilfried Decoo research materials 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 4093; Wilfried Decoo research materials; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4093, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Wilfried Decoo in 1991.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Wilfried Decoo; 1991.
Related Material
BX 8605.1 .B76b Vol. 14 no. 2 Decoo, Wilfried. The image of Mormonism in French literature: Part I. BX 8605.1 .B76b Vol. 16 no. 2 Decoo, Wilfried. The image of Mormonism in French literature: Part II. BX8688 .D358a Decoo, Wilfried. Anthologie francaise sur les Mormons BX8605.1 .B76b Vol.24 no.1 Decoo, Wilfried, 1946- Mormonism in a European Catholic region : a contribution to the social psychology of LDS converts.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--France--History--19th century; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--France--History--20th century; Material Types; Mormons in literature; Publications
Genre / Form
Articles; Letters; Pamphlets
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 6 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Decoo (Wilfried) research materials
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors, and John Murphy, curator.
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:42-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Wilfried Decoo (1946- ) worked with the French and Italian department at BYU.

Wilfried Decoo was born in 1946 on the Flemish side of Belgium, in Antwerp. He obtained his B.A. from the Antwerp Jesuit University and then his M.A. from Ghent University in Romance languages. He taught both French and history for the Belgian Cooperation in Central Africa. He then taught at Brigham Young University as he obtained his Ph.D in comparative literature. In 1974 he began teaching as a professor of applied linguistics and language education at the University of Antwerp. In 1999 he began working with the French and Italian department at BYU, but still has an affiliation with Antwerp. He is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and married a woman from Antwerp. They have one daughter and live in their two homes, one in Provo and one in Antwerp.

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