J. Taylor Hollist collection on Wilford C. Wood

J. Taylor Hollist collection on Wilford C. Wood

Dates: 1800-2015

Collection includes research done by J. Taylor Hollist on Wilford C. Wood. It includes photocopies and typed summaries of information he collected from the Wilford Wood Museum in Bountiful, Utah, and the LDS Church Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah. The information describes how the Church came to own many of its associated historical sites. The collection also includes a typewritten biography of Wilford C. Wood written by A. James Faulkner in 2014, and an index and endnotes to this book created by Hollist in 2015. Dated 1800-2015.

  • Extent: 12 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hollist, J. Taylor
  • Call Number: MSS 6760
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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.
Languages and Scripts
Location of Originals
Original materials of some copies of materials found in the collection are located at the LDS Church History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah) and the Wilford Wood Museum (Bountiful, Utah).
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from J. Taylor Hollist collection on Wilford C. Wood must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6760; J. Taylor Hollist collection on Wilford C. Wood; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6760, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collection received in installments from the donor during the summer of 2008. Additional materials received in 2011 and 2015. Donor researched Wilford C. Wood and sent copies of his research to Special Collections.
Acquisition Information
Donated; J. Taylor Hollist; 2008, 2011, 2015.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Immigration and American Expansion; Historic sites; Pioneers; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--20th century; Wood, Wilford C. (Wilford Cotton), 1893-1968
Genre / Form
Transcripts; Photocopies; Biography
Processing Information
Processed; Whitney Parry; 2009. Processed; Elisa Visick; 2011. Processed; Zoƫ Brimhall; 2015. Processed; Sadie Hutchinson; 2015. Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2017.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the Western American LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hollist (J. Taylor) collection on Wilford C. Wood
Finding Aid Author
Whitney Parry, student assistant
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-01-10 12:22:53 -0700.
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Biographical History

J. Taylor Hollist (born 1936) was a Mormon mathematician who taught at State University of New York at Oneonta.

J. Taylor Hollist was born November 14, 1936, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Orson Leroy Hollist and Jennie Brown. He went to elementary school in Brigham City, Utah, and high school in Kaysville, Utah. He then attended Weber State College and Utah State University. He married Suzanne Parker in 1961. They are the parents of seven children. He was an Associate Professor of Mathematics at State University of New York at Oneonta. He taught mathematics for over 40 years with geometry as a specialty. During that time he spent 15 years studying the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher and published three articles on him. The highlight of his career was attending an Escher Conference at the University of Rome (Italy) and presenting a paper. He and his wife Suzanne served a mission to Nauvoo which sparked his interest in Wilford Wood.

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