Mormon diaries 1820-1936


Mormon diaries, 1820-1936

Mormon diaries 1820-1936

This collection contains three types of material: first person accounts (diaries, journals, and autobiographies); second person accounts (biographies, life sketches, and local histories); and transcripts of interviews with pioneer Utahns. Includes material dealing with early Mormon history in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; Mormon migration west; the march of the Mormon Battalion and its activities in California; Mormon pioneering in and travel to California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and old Mexico; missionary activities in North America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania; the Civil War; and Indians and Indian welfare.

7 boxes; 3.5 linear ft.


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Federal Writers' Project (corporateBody)

Hinton was a former slave who was living in North Carolina at the time of the interview. From the guide to the Martha Adeline Hinton interview, 1937, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) One of the first actions by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression of the 1930s was to extend federal work relief to the unemployed. One such relief program was the Works Progress Administration, which FDR established in 1933. By 1941 the WPA had provided empl...

Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989 (person)

Juanita Brooks was born in 1898 in the Mormon village of Bunkerville, Nevada. She married Ernest Pulsipher on 10 October 1919 in St. George, Utah. He died of cancer fifteen months later, leaving Juanita a widow with a four-month-old son. Following the death of her husband, Juanita decided to go to college. She was employed in several capacities as she worked her way through school, first at Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah, and then at Brigham Young University. Following graduation, she ...

Historical Records Survey (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was to document American portr...

United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration (corporateBody)

In order to counteract the effects of the Depression, the Federal Government founded numerous agencies geared at lowering unemployment and boosting the economy. Among these were the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), created on May 12, 1933; the Civil Works Administration (CWA), established on November 9, 1933; and the Works Progress Administration (WPA-1), established on May 6, 1935. The Civil Works Administration was abolished in March, 1934, with its functions and records transfe...

United States. Work Projects Administration (corporateBody)

The Works Progress Administration was involved in various projects including the compilation of sources on American territories. The card catalogs for these were prepared at the Library of Congress and are now in the National Archives. From the description of Classified Alaska Bibliography, 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42927718 Works Progress Administration (later called Work Projects Administration) began operations in San Joaquin County, Calif., July 1935. County a...