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Robert Fears collection on Mormon history in Kentucky

Robert Fears collection on Mormon history in Kentucky

Dates: 2012-2014

Contains materials relating to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kentucky since the beginning of the 20th century. Includes copies of journal entries of many of the early church members in Kentucky (as well as other historical documents), a compiled "History of Mormonism in Christian County, Kentucky," and records of the Mission Sunday School of the Hopkinsville Branch located in Christian County. Materials dated 2012-2014.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fears, Robert, 1940
  • Call Number: MSS 8675
  • 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: Open for public research.
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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 Robert Fears collection on Mormon history in Kentucky 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 8675; Robert Fears collection on Mormon history in Kentucky; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8675, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Robert Fears in 2015.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Robert Fears; 2015.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Kentucky--History; Fears, Robert, 1940-; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Kentucky
Genre / Form
Diaries; Histories
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Fears (Robert) collection on Mormon history in Kentucky
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-09-14 15:00:07 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Robert Fears (1940- ) is a former bishop, stake president, Seventy and patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Robert Lawrence Fears was born on August 8, 1940 in Princeton, Kentucky. He was the second child of Ira Laurence and Ruby Bowling Fears. At the age of eight, Bob, as he would come to be known, was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Bob later attended Brigham Young University and later the University of Kentucky Law School. He served a full time mission for the Church in the Northern States mission where he met his wife Peggy Heninger in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. They were sealed in the Alberta Temple on September 1, 1965. They have ten children, thirty-two grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. They have lived in Hopkinsville, Kentucky since 1972 and where he has a successful law practice. Bob and Peggy have been active members of the Hopkinsvile Ward and Stake. Bob has served as the Bishop, the first Stake President, as a Seventy, and is now serving as the Stake Patriarch. Bob's love of history has spurred him to undertake several historical projects.

Bob and his wife reside in Kentucky.

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