First Presidency letter

First Presidency letter

Dates: 1982 January 5

Photocopy of a typewritten letter signed by Spencer W. Kimball and other members of the First Presidency of the Mormon Church. Letter includes guidelines for local Church authorities when interviewing members for callings, temple recommends, or missionary service. Includes instructions for local leaders to avoid indelicate inquiries into marital relations, as well as an interpretation of oral sex as constituting an unnatural, impure, or unholy practice.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Presidency. -- Kimball, Spencer W., 1895-1985
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2041
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from First Presidency letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Physical description: 2 sheets (2 pages) ; 28 x 22 cm.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 2041; First Presidency letter; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2041, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Presidents--Correspondence; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Presidency; Kimball, Spencer W., 1895-1985; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Doctrines
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Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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First Presidency letter
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Morgan Crockett
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-09-14 13:51:31 -0600.
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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts