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John Williams Fitzgerald papers

Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Correspondence, diaries, subject files, and collected writings. Correspondence revolves around the Black priesthood issue of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was primarily written in the 1960s and 1970s. Correspondents include Sonia Johnson, Samuel W. Taylor, Walter Martin, the General Authorities of the L.D.S. Church, as well as others involved in the Black Mormon priesthood issue. Material from Fitzgerald's personal life includes family diaries, including missionary diaries of Fitzgerald's grandfather, John Fitzgerald (1876-1877), and of his father, William C. Fitzgerald (1906-1907); personal journals, including a 1944 journal in 1944 kept while a chaplain the army, and later journals (1952-1978); chaplaincy material; and personal writings, much of which addresses the Mormon Church and the Black priesthood issue. Fitzgerald's subject files cover a wide range of topics. Published and unpublished reprints, essays, and addresses pertain primarily to Mormonism and religious issues. Also includes two boxes of cassette tape recordings of lectures and interviews.

Date(s): 1876-1985

Existing IDs: USU_COLL MSS 102

Extent: 23 linear ft. (44 boxes), cassette tapes

Finding Aid URL: http://library.usu.edu/specol/manuscript/collms102.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: John Williams Fitzgerald

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American Mormons
African Americans--Civil rights--Utah
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Civil rights--Religious aspects
Mormon Church

Genres:

Interviews
Lectures
Manuscripts
Sound recordings

 

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