Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1: Correspondence (1979-1987)
box 2: Published Works
folder 1: "Arthur Pratt, Utah Lawman"
folder 2: "Artifacts Used in the `Gift of Seeing'"
folder 3: "Chief Walker Revisited"
folder 4: "Fawn M. Brodie, The Woman and Her History"
folder 5: "The Gift of Seeing"
folder 6: "Joseph Smith: `The Gift of Seeing'"
folder 7: "The Joseph/Hyrum Smith Funeral Sermon"
folder 8: "The `Lectures on Faith': A Case Study in Decanonization"
box 3: Published Works
folder 1: "The Return of Thomas B. Marsh"
folder 2-3: "Sarah M. Pratt: The Woman Behind the Controversy"
folder 4-5: "Sarah M. Pratt: The Shaping of an Apostate"
folder 6: "The Unbelief of Orson Pratt, Jr."
folder 7-8: "When is a Wife Not a Wife?: Mormon Polyandry in Theory and Practice"
folder 9-16: A Book of Mormons
box 6: People: Adams to Buerger
box 7: People: Cannon to Knuteson
folder 1-2: Cannon, Kenneth L.
folder 3: Clayton, James L.
folder 4: Clayton, William
folder 5: Cook, Lyndon W.
folder 6: Dunn, Scott
folder 7: Ehat, Andrew F.
folder 8-9: Embry, Jessie L.
folder 10: England, Eugene
folder 11: Foster, Lawrence
folder 12: Godbe, William S.
folder 13: Hale, Van
folder 14: Hansen, Klaus J.
folder 15-16: Harris, Martin
folder 17: Hartley, William G.
folder 18: Hill, Donna
folder 19-20: Ivins, H. Grant
folder 21-22: Ivins, Stan
folder 23: Knuteson, Knut J.
box 8: People: Lafferty to Pratt
folder 1-2: Lafferty, Ron and Dan
folder 3: LeBarons
folder 4: Leuder, Ray R.
folder 5: Maimonides, Moses
folder 6: Marsh, Thomas B.
folder 7-8: Matthews, Robert
folder 9: McConkie, Bruce R.
folder 10: McLellin, William E.
folder 11: Mulder, William
folder 12: Musser, Joseph W.
folder 13: Newell, Linda K.
folder 14: Nibley, Hugh
folder 15: Noffsinger, Thomas L.
folder 16: Partridge, Emily
folder 17: Phelps, William Wines
folder 18: Potter, Roy
folder 19-20: Pratt, Arthur
folder 21-24: Pratt Family Research
folder 25-26: Pratt, Orson
box 9: People: Pratt to Smith
box 10: People: Smith to Young
folder 1: Smith, Joseph
folder 2-3: Smith, Joseph, III
folder 4: Smith, Joseph, Wives of
folder 5-6: Smith, Robert F.
folder 7: Stenhouse, T. B. H.
folder 8: Strang, James
folder 9: Tanner, Jerald
folder 10: Taylor, John
folder 11: Taylor, John W.
folder 12: Walker, Chief
folder 13: Woodruff, Wilford
folder 14: Wyl, W.
folder 15-16: Young, Brigham
folder 17: Young, Kimball
folder 18: Young, Zina D.
box 11: Subjects: Adoption to Book of Mormon
box 12: Subjects: Censorship to Pioneers
folder 1: Censorship
folder 2: Christian Service
folder 3: Common Consent
folder 4: "The Cucumber Book: 124 Reasons Why Cucumbers are Better than Men"
folder 5: Doctrine and Covenants, Section 132
folder 6: Emigration to Utah
folder 7: Endowment Ceremony
folder 8: Endowment/Temple Work
folder 9: Evolution
folder 10-11: First Vision
folder 12-13: Fundamentalists
folder 14: Godhead
folder 15: Handcart Experience
folder 16: Journal of Discourses
folder 17: Kirtland
folder 18: Lectures on Faith
folder 19: Marriage
folder 20: Masonry
folder 21: Missionary Work
folder 22: Missouri
folder 23: Modern Mormon Living
folder 24: Mormon History
folder 25: Mormonism, Twentieth Century
folder 26: Mormon Literature
folder 27: Mormon Philosophy
folder 28: Nauvoo
folder 29: Negro
folder 30: Personal Feelings
folder 31: Pioneers
box 13: Subjects: Polyandry to Polygamy
folder 1: Polyandry
folder 2-5: Polygamy
folder 6-12: Polygamy, Chronology
folder 13: Polygamy, Cults
folder 14: Polygamy, Current Practice
folder 15-16: Polygamy, Joseph Smith
folder 17: Polygamy, Legal Aspects
folder 18: Polygamy, Legislation
folder 19: Polygamy, Marriage Problems
folder 20: Polygamy, Mattie Cannon
folder 21: Polygamy, Nauvoo
box 14: Subjects: Polygamy to Writing
folder 1: Polygamy, Pre-Nauvoo
folder 2-5: Polygamy, Post-Manifesto
folder 6: Polygamy, Reorganized LDS Position
folder 7-9: Polygamy, Women's Attitudes
folder 10: Polygamy, Women's Reactions
folder 11: Priesthood
folder 12: Rebaptism
folder 13: Reformation
folder 14: Religion
folder 15: Religious Tolerance
folder 16: Reorganized LDS Church
folder 17: Revelation
folder 18: Salamander Letter
folder 19: Seer Stones
folder 20: Smoot Hearings
folder 21: Spiritual Wifery
folder 22: Succession in the Presidency
folder 23: Temple Lot Case
folder 24: Three Nephites
folder 25: United Order
folder 26: Winter Quarters (Council Bluffs)
folder 27: Women
folder 28: World of Wisdom
folder 29: Writing
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Growing up in Lehi, Utah, Richard Van Wagoner's interest in local history was fanned by the enthusiasm of his mother, Gayle Smith Julian Van Wagoner. Gayle, an avid genealogist and descendent of several pioneer families, walked her sons about town on numerous occasions, pointing out to them important buildings and historic sites while regaling them with memorable anecdotes. A richly rewarding Lehi High School American history course taught by Dean Welch further bolstered Van Wagoner's interest in history. While serving an LDS mission to the Central States, where much Mormon history took place, his love for history became even stronger. After marrying Mary Carter and continuing his education at Brigham Young University, however, Van Wagoner obtained a master's degree in clinical audiology. Van Wagoner has authored more than a dozen audiology articles which have been published in various professional journals. He is also an avid Mormon historical researcher and writer.
Content Description +/-
The Richard S. Van Wagoner papers (1830-1987) contain a record of Van Wagoner's historical research and writing. The bulk of the collection consists of Van Wagoner's research files, which he divided into two categories, "People" and "Subjects." People files may contain information pertaining to the individual noted on the folder, or copies of papers, articles, or books written by the individual. Subjects files typically contain copies of papers (both published and unpublished) which relate to the designated topic, newspaper clippings, copies or typescripts of journals, the author's research notes, or copies of secondary source material. Drafts of manuscripts and correspondence are also in the collection.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Richard S. Van Wagoner papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.
Initial Citation: Richard S. Van Wagoner papers, Ms 597, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Ms 597.
Administrative Information +/-
Gift of Richard S. Van Wagoner in 1989.
Processed by Karen Carver in 1992.
Van Wagoner, Richard S.
Collection materials are in English.
5.5 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid encoded in English in Latin script.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid created by Karen Carver
EAD Creation Date: