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Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records

Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records

Dates: 1880-2005

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper articles, reports, manuscripts, oral histories, and other material concerning the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, mostly from 1940-2005. Collection includes administrative files, history of the Primary and Relief Society organizations within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, social services and women in the church. The records concerning the Primary and Relief Society organizations document the beginning of those organizations in the 1830s and 1880s, 1880-2005.

  • Extent: 4 cartons (4 linear ft.). -- 32 boxes (16 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History
  • Call Number: UA 1214
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 25 years (until 2030) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
The collection has been arranged into into four series: 1. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute administrative records, 1984-2005. 2. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records on the history of the Primary, 1880-1977. 3. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History manuscripts on Latter-day Saint women, 1921-1984. 4. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History manuscripts on Social Services, 1949-1984.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 1214; Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1214, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute in September 2005. Addendum transferred from Records Management in November 2010. Addendum trasnferred from Records Management in December 2010.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Joseph Fielding Smith Institute; September 2005. Addendum transferred; Records Management; November 2010. Addendum trasnferred; Records Management; December 2010.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1214.xml
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History; Primary Association (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Colleges and Universities; Correspondence; Education; Mormon pioneers; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Corporate minutes; Manuscripts; Oral histories; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; Melanie Nef; October 2005. Addendum processed; Elizabeth West; December 2010. Addendum processed; Elizabeth West; April 2011.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1214
Finding Aid Title
Smith (Joseph Fielding) Institute for Latter-day Saint History records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melanie Nef and Elizabeth West
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:49-0600
Finding Aid Language
English.
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was a department at Brigham Young University that researched, wrote, and published Latter-day Saint history.

The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was created in 1980, after it was decided that a university would provide a better setting for research and publication. Before then it was a Church Historian’s Office, reorganized into the Historical Department of the Church headed by Leonard Arrington. The primary responsibility of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History was to research, write and publish Latter-day Saint history from the perspective of faith and according to the highest scholarly standards. The Institute Faculty also taught courses in history, LDS Church history, and other disciplines related to their fields of expertise and advise students whose major papers, theses, and dissertations address Mormon history topics.



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