Published by Primary Source Microfilm
Utah and the Mormons combines the holdings of the Yale Collection of Western Americana and additional libraries to bring together in one source a significant collection of pro- and anti-Mormon publications. This collection provides researchers with vital information on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the only truly native American religious denomination.
Mormonism, as it is more commonly known, is further significant for the political and economic impact it has had on American life with its experiments with polygamy and communitarianism. The history of the Mormon Church is an essential element in the history of the states of Ohio, Missouri and Illinois. The history of Utah is inseparable from that of the Mormons.
Utah and the Mormons incorporates 28 periodical titles and 198 monographs selected by Archibald Hanna, former Curator of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, with the assistance of Chad J. Flake, Curator of Special Collections at Brigham Young University and the author of the standard bibliography on the Mormons.
Included in this collection:
- Evening and Morning Star
- Frontier Guardian
- The Time and Seasons containing a compendium of intelligence pertaining to the up-building of the kingdom of God
- Union Vedette
- Valley Tan
Books and Pamphlets: Carlton, James Henry-Report on the subject of the massacre at the Mountain Meadows in Utah, 1860
Smith, Joseph, et al., defendants--Documents showing the testimony given before the judge of the fifth judicial circuit...on the trial of Joseph Smith, Jr. and others, for high treason, 1841
Whitney, Mrs. Helen Mar (Kimball)-Why we practice plural marriage, 1884
Young, Brigham-A series of instruction and remarks by President Brigham Young at a special council, 1858