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A test of faith : Jane Elizabeth James and the origins of the Utah black community

A test of faith : Jane Elizabeth James and the origins of the Utah black community

Dates: 1973

Photocopies of typescript of an unpublished article. The item is a biography of Jane Elizabeth James (1820?-1908) which also presents information on the blacks in early Utah. Jane, a black, was converted to the Mormon Church and lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and later emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah. She was active in the Mormon Church and was married twice. The author has also included typescripts of documents relating to Jane's life.

  • Extent: 1 item (34 leaves)
  • Creator: Wolfinger, Henry J.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1069
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from A test of faith : Jane Elizabeth James and the origins of the Utah black community 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 SC 1069; A test of faith : Jane Elizabeth James and the origins of the Utah black community; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1069, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Henry J. Wolfinger in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Henry J. Wolfinger; 1978.
Subject Terms
James, Jane Elizabeth Manning, 1813-1908; African American Mormon; African Americans--Utah--Salt Lake City--Biography; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--Biography; Pioneers
Genre / Form
Biography--19th century; Biography--20th century
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, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC1069
Finding Aid Title
Test of faith : Jane Elizabeth James and the origins of the Utah black community
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-02T16:46-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Author and archivist-trainee, National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC, when this article was written.



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