David C. Martin collection on Mormon history

David C. Martin collection on Mormon history

Dates: approximately 1927-1975, bulk 1950-1975

Contains correspondence between various people, an autobiography of Andrew Hunter Scott's missionary work, notes about leaders of the Church of Christ, writings on some of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including notes on John Whitmer, and magazine and newspaper clippings. The book was created by David C. Martin. Dates approximately 1927 to 1975, bulk approximately 1950 to 1975.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Martin, David C. (David Chancellor), 1939-1992
  • Call Number: MSS 8879
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish materail from the David C. Martin collection on Mormon history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8879; David C. Martin collection on Mormon history; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8879, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Collected by Wayne Frandsen and donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Wayne Frandsen; August 31, 2015.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Martin, David C. (David Chancellor), 1939-1992; Whitmer, John, 1802-1878; Scott, Andrew Hunter, 1815-1874; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History
Genre / Form
Letters; Autobiographies; Articles; Notes
Processing Information
Processed; Sadie Julian; 2016.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)
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Finding Aid Title
Martin (David C.) collection on Mormon history
Finding Aid Author
Sadie Julian
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-09-30 15:56:32 -0600.
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Biographical History

David C. Martin (1939-1992) was a Mormon historian in Illinois, Missouri, and California.

David Chancellor Martin was born September 3, 1939 in Monmouth, Illinois to John Robert Martin and Clara Mae Chancellor. He died on July 17, 1992 in San Diego, California and was cremated. David was born into a family from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and later converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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