Mormon Battalion Association records

Mormon Battalion Association records

Dates: 1846-2012

Materials include reports, minutes, biographies, correspondence, histories, newsletters, and other materials from the Mormon Battalion Association and its earlier women's auxiliary organization, both of which were headquartered in Lehi, Utah. The materials document the activities and governance of these organizations, as well as the history of the original Mormon Battalion of 1846-1847. Materials date from between 1846 and 2012.

  • Extent: 54 boxes (27 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mormon Battalion Association. -- Mormon Battalion Association. Auxiliary. -- U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc.. -- U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. Auxiliary
  • Call Number: MSS 8000
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged into three series: 1. Mormon Battalion Association collection of Auxiliary records, 1901-2012. 2. Mormon Battalion Association records, 1846-2011. 3. Mormon Battalion Association records on the Friends of the Battalion, 2012.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mormon Battalion Association records 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 8000; Mormon Battalion Association records; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8000, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Richard H. Bullock on behalf of the Mormon Battalion Association in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Richard H. Bullock; 2012.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Clubs and Societies; Pioneers; Nonprofit organizations--Utah; Mormon Battalion Association--Archives; United States. Army. Mormon Battalion
Genre / Form
Reports; Corporate minutes; Biography; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Pete Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.) The Mormon Battalion Association records contain records regarding the history of the Mormon Battalion.
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Finding Aid Title
Mormon Battalion Association records
Finding Aid Author
Peter Hoyt
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-08-20 09:42:04 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Mormon Battalion Association (2006- ) is a non-profit service organization that preserves the history of the Mormon Battalion.

The Mormon Battalion Association was formed in 2006 in a division and reorganization of the earlier U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. The primary purpose of the group is to memorialize the original members of the Mormon Battalion. To do so, members engage in a range of community service and historical research, as well as seeking to enhance individual faith.

The Mormon Battalion Association is headquartered in Lehi, Utah.

Administrative History

The Auxiliary of the Mormon Battalion Association (2006-2010) commemorated the contributions of women to the Mormon Battalion.

The Auxiliary of the Mormon Battalion Association (2006-2010) was a branch of the association responsible for commemorating the contributions of women to the Mormon Battalion. Previous to its disbanding and integration into the Mormon Battalion Association in 2010, the organization was headquartered in Utah.

Administrative History

U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. (1954- ) was a fraternal organization established to memorialize the Mormon Battalion.

U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. was established in 1954 in response to a proposal by David O. McKay, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The goals of the organization included perpetuating the memory of Battalion, fulfilling the prophecy of Brigham Young that the soldiers would be held in honorable remembrance, marking the graves of Battalion members, and marking the Battalion's trail.

The organization was formed into companies in California and the Great Basin, Utah.

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