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|Genre/Form:||Correspondence; Diaries; Notes; Articles; Clippings; Pamphlets|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Buerger, David John, 1955-|
|Notes:||18 linear feet
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.
The David J. Buerger papers (1820-1986) contain correspondence, personal diary entries, research notes, copies of papers (both published and unpublished), newspaper clippings, class notes and projects, copies of diary and letter transcripts where the originals are stored in other archival repositories, pamphlets, and excerpts from published works. The largest body of documents on any one subject pertains to temple ceremonies and ordinances. Buerger compiled a file of one hundred and one published articles written between 1842 and 1985 which describe temple ceremonies. His other interests included the Adam-God doctrine, polygamy, fundamentalism, anti-Mormon writings, and all issues which have involved conflict between church officials and Mormon scholars. Among the latter are evolution, blacks and the priesthood, prophetic infallibility, and education at Brigham Young University.; The David J. Buerger papers (1820-1986) consists of materials pertaining to his research on Mormon doctrine and the evolution of theology. The collection contains correspondence, personal diary entries, research notes, copies of published and unpublished papers, newspaper clippings, class notes and projects, copies of diary and letter transcripts, pamphlets, and excerpts from published works.; According to Mormon historian Leonard J. Arrington, `objective,' `scholarly,' and `systematic treatises on the Mormons and their culture began in this century as a product of work toward the Ph.D. in history and the social sciences. Prior to this time, writings dealing with the subject of Mormonism tended to be Mormon/Anti-Mormon polemic writings or faith-promoting articles appearing in official church publications. As Mormon scholars increasingly left the confines of the Salt Lake Valley to study at universities in the East and Midwest, it became apparent that there was no forum for scholarly exchange of ideas in a non-official (that is, other than church-sponsored) publication. Partly as a response
- Temple work (Mormon Church); Mormon Church--Controversial Literature; Polygamy; Evolution--Religious aspects--Mormon Church; Mormon Fundamentalism; Prophets (Mormon theology); African American Mormons; Mormons--Polygamy; UMAbroad--Religion; UMAnarrow--Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)