Essays, letter, and newsclipping

Essays, letter, and newsclipping

Dates: 1989-1991

Photocopies of two typewritten essays, one in English and one in German by Björn Bauerfeind; one newspaper article by Andreas Baumann; and one letter by Christophe Dietsch addressed to Craig Foster dated 8 April 1991. Bauerfeind talks about the Mormons in East Germany, their difficulties under the old communist government, the demonstrations by East Germans in Leipzig for freedom in 1989, and the breakdown of the communist political system. Baumann's article talks about Bauerfeind's ambition to be a Mormon missionary in America for two years. Dietsch tells Foster about Bauerfeind and personal matters.

  • Extent: 4 items (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bauerfeind, Björn
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1491
  • 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
Materials are in English and German.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Essays, letter, and newsclipping 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 1491; Essays, letter, and newsclipping; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1491, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in the 1990's.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1990's.
Subject Terms
Baumann, Andreas; Dietsch, Christophe; Foster, Craig L.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Leipzig (Germany)--History; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Oregon--History; Mormons--Germany--Leipzig--History; Mormons--Persecutions--Germany--History
Genre / Form
Essays; Letters; Newspapers
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
Finding Aid Title
Essays, letter, and newsclipping
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:03-0700
Finding Aid Language
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Biographical Note

Member of the Mormon Church in Leipzig, Germany.

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