Delbert Barney correspondence

Delbert Barney correspondence

Dates: 1936-1980

Photocopies of Delbert Barney's correspondence with government and ecclesiastical officials. He describes an eye-witness account of the "transfiguration" of the Mormon Church President Brigham Young into the likeness of Joseph Smith in 1844 and discusses Blacks and the Mormon priesthood.

  • Extent: 14 items
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1778
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 Delbert Barney correspondence 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 1778; Delbert Barney correspondence; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1778, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Delbert Barney in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Delbert Barney; 1980.
Subject Terms
Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877--Transfiguration; African American Mormons; Blacks; Correspondence; Material Types; Mormons--Attitudes; Race--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Genre / Form
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
Barney (Delbert) correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:59-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon chaplain in World War II, staunch Democrat, and supporter of Black causes and President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts