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William Clayton: Missionary, Pioneer, And Public Servant, Paul E. Dahl Jul 1959

William Clayton: Missionary, Pioneer, And Public Servant, Paul E. Dahl

Theses and Dissertations

This work is a biography of William Clayton, an early missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a pioneer to the Great Basin. He was also a prominent individual in the political and economic development in the State of Deseret and the Territory of Utah. The purpose of the study is to write an account of Clayton's life and to show his contributions to both religious and profane history.


History Of Latter-Day Saints In Bridger Valley, Wyoming, Jerry F. Twitchell Jan 1959

History Of Latter-Day Saints In Bridger Valley, Wyoming, Jerry F. Twitchell

Theses and Dissertations

The LDS history of Bridger Valley, Wyoming is the name chosen for this project of research into the history of Bridger Valley, Uinta County, Wyoming. This history is intended to cover the settlements in the area.


An Analysis Of Textual Changes In "The Book Of Abraham" And In The "Writings Of Joseph Smith, The Prophet" In The Pearl Of Great Price, Walter L. Whipple Jan 1959

An Analysis Of Textual Changes In "The Book Of Abraham" And In The "Writings Of Joseph Smith, The Prophet" In The Pearl Of Great Price, Walter L. Whipple

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to compare all the major printings of the texts of "The Book of Abraham" and the "Writings of Joseph Smith," both presently contained in "The Pearl of Great Price", to note the various changes in the texts and to evaluate the significance of those changes.


A Historical Study Of The Congressional Career, John T. Caine, Judith Ann Roderick Jan 1959

A Historical Study Of The Congressional Career, John T. Caine, Judith Ann Roderick

Theses and Dissertations

John T. Caine, an adept leader in the national and local political arena, was one of the best known and most highly respected men in Utah during the territorial era. Very early in his life he assumed an active role in politics and became one of the early leaders of the Democratic Party in Utah. From the time of his initial election in 1882 as the territorial delegate until his retirement in 1893, he labored in behalf of his constituents. No task proved to be too tiresome or laborious; industry, honesty, and sober self-reliance were personal characteristics of the man ...


Nellie Nash: (A Pioneer Biography Of Mrs. Ellen Elvira Nash Parkinson Wife Of William Chandler Parkinson), Carma L. Sandberg Jan 1959

Nellie Nash: (A Pioneer Biography Of Mrs. Ellen Elvira Nash Parkinson Wife Of William Chandler Parkinson), Carma L. Sandberg

Theses and Dissertations

In the writings of mankind there are far more biographies of men than of women. In the histories of the lives of Utah's pioneers the biographical accounts of the pioneer men far outnumber those of pioneer women. Few of these men have been successful without the help of a woman, be she wife or mother, or both. This thesis concerns itself with one of these unsung help-mates.
The events of a wife's life are so interwoven with the events of her husband's life that to write about one must necessitate writing about the other. This writing attempts ...


The History Of Public Education In Daggett County, Utah, And Adjacent Areas, Donald Weir Baxter Jan 1959

The History Of Public Education In Daggett County, Utah, And Adjacent Areas, Donald Weir Baxter

Theses and Dissertations

The region under study in this report consists of Daggett County, Utah, the northwestern section of Moffat County, Colorado, and the southwestern area of Sweetwater, Wyoming. It is an area about fifty miles in length and seventeen miles in width, with a population of some four hundred and fifty persons in 1950. The economy was based upon agriculture which prevented the growth of large towns and determined a characteristic of a sparse population living in a comparatively large area. Isolated from Utah by a huge mountain range, the people of Daggett County were closer, in many respects, to the affairs ...


Philip De La Mare, Pioneer Industrialist, Leon R. Hartshorn Jan 1959

Philip De La Mare, Pioneer Industrialist, Leon R. Hartshorn

Theses and Dissertations

Philip De La Mare was born 1823, in the village of Grouville, Island of Jersey, of the Channel Islands. His father and grandfather were contractors who built piers. Philip received a common school education and while in his youth learned the trade of blacksmith and mechanic. In 1847, Philip De La Mare's father contracted to build the Albert Pier on Jersey Island. Philip was associated with his father on the contract. In 1849, he heard a Mormon Elder preach the Gospel for the first time; he was convinced of the truthfulness of the message and was baptized. One month ...


A Comparative Study And Evaluation Of The Latter-Day Saint And "Fundamentalist" Views Pertaining To The Practice Of Plural Marriage, Dean C. Jessee Jan 1959

A Comparative Study And Evaluation Of The Latter-Day Saint And "Fundamentalist" Views Pertaining To The Practice Of Plural Marriage, Dean C. Jessee

Theses and Dissertations

Since the issuance of the Manifesto by President Wilford Woodruff on September 25, 1890, discontinuing the practice of plural marriage by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, intensive efforts have been made by dissenters to show that authority to practice polygamy has secretly continued to the present day. Claiming that the Church departed from its original teachings when it discontinued the practice of plural marriage and that the Manifesto was adopted merely as an act of appeasement, "fundamentalists" have attempted to show that the doctrine of plural marriage was revealed to the Latter-day Saints as an irrevocable decree ...


An Evaluation Of The Leadership In The Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association Camping Program In The Stakes Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Deon Johnson Jan 1959

An Evaluation Of The Leadership In The Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association Camping Program In The Stakes Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Deon Johnson

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacies of leadership in the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association camping program in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The study seemed to suggest the importance of a discussion of and possible answers to the following statements:
1. To determine the recommended camping program as outlined by the YWMIA and to what extent this program was carried out in the stakes of the Church.
2. To determine the recommended standards of leadership of the YWMIA and to what extent these standards were followed.
3. To determine what was ...


A History Of The Federal And Territorial Court Conflicts In Utah, 1851-1874, Clair T. Kilts Jan 1959

A History Of The Federal And Territorial Court Conflicts In Utah, 1851-1874, Clair T. Kilts

Theses and Dissertations

In 1847 the Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake valley, bringing with them their own court system, which was to be their main resource for litigation for the next two years. The Church courts which were set up after 1847 proved insufficient, and in 1849 a need was felt for civil courts which could be used in the litigation with Gentile emigrants that were passing through the valley. To solve this problem, the State of Deseret was formed on March 12, 1849, giving the valley a civil authority. This was to last less than two years, for on September ...


Mormon Indian Missions - 1855, Wesley R. Law Jan 1959

Mormon Indian Missions - 1855, Wesley R. Law

Theses and Dissertations

Due to the L.D.S. philosophy concerning the origin and destiny of the American Indians, Brigham Young felt the gospel should be taught to the various Indian tribes. Thus, at the spring semi-annual conference of the Church in 1855, a number of men were called as missionaries and assigned to establish five Indian missions. Four of these, Elk Mountain, Las Vegas, White Mountain, and Salmon River, were in or near the Utah-Idaho region and the fifth was in the Indian Territory.


A History Of Murray To 1905, Clinton R. Ahlberg Jan 1959

A History Of Murray To 1905, Clinton R. Ahlberg

Theses and Dissertations

The valley and region in which Murray is located was well known to the trappers and exploreres before the Mormon Pioneers entered the area. The Escalante expedition visited the general area as early as September of 1776, and left a description of Utah Valley and its inhabitants. While in the Utah Valley, the Indians gave the Spaniards information about the valley to the north and the lake there.

Come fifty years later, the region became well known to the fur trappers of the great fur companies. Peter Skene Ogden, Jedediah Smith, and Provost with their companies of men traversed the ...


Factors Associated With Attendance At Church Related Activities Of Lds Male Household Heads In Selected Utah Rural Areas, C. Leroy Anderson Jan 1959

Factors Associated With Attendance At Church Related Activities Of Lds Male Household Heads In Selected Utah Rural Areas, C. Leroy Anderson

Theses and Dissertations

This study has two main purposes. First, to develop from theory hypotheses concerning the association between attendance of L.D.S., male household heads at church related activities and certain specific variables; and to test these hypotheses. The second purpose was to test certain other variables, (not related to theory) for association with church attendance of L.D.S., male household heads.

The chi-square test was used to determine whether or not the variables were significantly associated and the coefficient of contingency test to determine to what extent they were related. The .05 level of probability was chosen as the ...


A History Of Iosepa, The Utah Polynesian Colony, Dennis H. Atkin Jan 1959

A History Of Iosepa, The Utah Polynesian Colony, Dennis H. Atkin

Theses and Dissertations

The first missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints went to Hawaii in 1850. As native converts joined the Church, many desired to gather in Utah with converts from other parts of the world, in order to perform Church ordinances in the temples located there. Until about 1870, Hawaiians were prohibited by their government from leaving the Islands permanently. As the laws were relaxed they came to Utah a few at a time with returning missionaries until by 1889 about seventy-five were living in Salt Lake City.

Cultural and social problems arose causing the Church officials to ...


An Analysis Of The Development And Use Of Objectives For The Seminary Teachers In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, John Paul Fugal Jan 1959

An Analysis Of The Development And Use Of Objectives For The Seminary Teachers In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, John Paul Fugal

Theses and Dissertations

The literature on educational problems and procedures gives considerable emphasis to objectives. Sometimes called aims, goals, or values, the objectives have been variously formulated according to the philosophy and environment of their authors. Great variation is found in the many codes of objectives which have existed and which now are used in education.

In examining the code of general objectives which has been published and circulated throughout the Latter-day Saint Seminary System since 1943, the writer was of the opinion that these objectives were not fully used by the seminary teachers and that they may not be those really desired ...


The Founding And Development Of Grantsville, Utah, 1850-1950, Alma A. Gardiner Jan 1959

The Founding And Development Of Grantsville, Utah, 1850-1950, Alma A. Gardiner

Theses and Dissertations

Statement of the problem.--To relate the story of the founding of Grantsville and to chronicle the events in the several phases of the city's development.

Delimitation of the problem.--This history covers a hundred-year period beginning with the coming of the first pioneer settlers in 1850 and concluding with the Grantsville Centennial Celebration.

Statement concerning documentary sources.--The majority of sources are of "primary" classification and include the "Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"; all other available LDS ward, stake, and Church records; other denominational records and files; many volumes of individual diaries ...


The Theory And Practice Of The Political Kingdom Of God In Mormon History, 1829-1890, Klaus J. Hansen Jan 1959

The Theory And Practice Of The Political Kingdom Of God In Mormon History, 1829-1890, Klaus J. Hansen

Theses and Dissertations

The history of Mormonism reveals that almost from its beginning, the new church was to be not only a basis for an ecclesiastical Kingdom of God but for a temporal Kingdom as well. This temporal Kingdom, never fully realized, was to develop into a political state preparatory to the inauguration of the Apocalyptic Kingdom. Ultimately, this Kingdom was to rule the whole world.

Theory and practice did not always merge in the organization and administration of this Kingdom. When Joseph Smith organized the nucleus of a political government for the Kingdom of God in 1844 it became rather obvious that ...


A Study Of Representative Examples Of Art Works Fostered By The Mormon Church With An Analysis Of The Aesthetic Value Of These Works, Monte B. Degraw Jan 1959

A Study Of Representative Examples Of Art Works Fostered By The Mormon Church With An Analysis Of The Aesthetic Value Of These Works, Monte B. Degraw

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine certain characteristics of representative examples of visual art fostered by the Mormon Church and to arrive at an estimate of the aesthetic values of these works by a comparative analysis with aesthetic values stressed in the literature.

Representative examples of Mormon art were examined to determine their primary purposes and themes. Each work considered was classified according to the following primary categories developed in a preliminary survey: (1) History Glorification, (2) Depiction of Moral Models, (3) Scriptural Teaching, and (4) Aesthetic Purpose.

The representative examples were analyzed for their stylistic qualities to ...


A Follow-Up Study Of The Graduates Of The Seminary Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints At Preston, Idaho, Ernest Eberhard Jr. Jan 1959

A Follow-Up Study Of The Graduates Of The Seminary Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints At Preston, Idaho, Ernest Eberhard Jr.

Theses and Dissertations

It was the purpose of this study to determine the influence of the Seminary program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the development and persistence of certain desired religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices of its graduates.

A student questionnaire was constructed for the purpose of determining student responses, opinions, and attitudes on various phases of their religious lives as they were influenced by their seminary training. The questionnaire was based on certain beliefs and practices which the investigator felt were indicative of the beliefs and practices which characterize those living in harmony with the tenents of ...


A Study Of Early Utah-Montana Trade, Transportation, And Communication, 1847-1881, L. Kay Edrington Jan 1959

A Study Of Early Utah-Montana Trade, Transportation, And Communication, 1847-1881, L. Kay Edrington

Theses and Dissertations

Only a few hardy men had ventured into America's intermountain west prior to the year 1847. Arriving in this year, the Mormons, under Brigham Young, slowly conquered parts of the Great Basin and within a few years had produced a self-sustaining agricultural economy. production of a surplus in farm products awaited only the emergence of a "foreign" market. This market was soon forthcoming.

The developing process of Utah-Montana relations from 1847 through 1881 was a natural occurance. From the very first, men from Utah traveled northward. The Mormon experiment at Ft. Lemhi during the late 1850's was a ...


Brigham Young's Philosophy Of History, H. Carleton Marlow Jan 1959

Brigham Young's Philosophy Of History, H. Carleton Marlow

Theses and Dissertations

"Brigham Young's Philosophy of History" attempts to describe how Brigham Young gave order and unity to the hubbub and confusion in which man lived. The laws which gave form and pattern to the baffling, diverse phenomena of and around man receive major attention. This thesis is an expository type of writing rather than an evaluation of Brigham Young's ideas and principles or laws in reference to other philosophies of history, Latter-day Saint theology, the modern natural exact sciences, or in reference to the current views of his times. This thesis is limited to a digestion of Brigham Young ...


Similarities And Differences In The Anabaptist Restitution And The Mormon Restoration, Robert J. Mccue Jan 1959

Similarities And Differences In The Anabaptist Restitution And The Mormon Restoration, Robert J. Mccue

Theses and Dissertations

This study has been prompted by the apparently similar claims of the Sixteenth century Anabaptists and the Nineteenth century Mormons of having effected a restoration of the "True Church" after a period of complete apostacy in Christendom. It has attempted to ascertain the extent to whcih these claims actually are similar by comparing the teachings of the two movements regarding the characteristics of the "True Church."