Mormon Biography

  1. The Study of Mormon Biography
    • Davis Bitton, “Mormon Biography,” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 4 (Winter 1981):1-16.
    • Ronald W. Walker, “The Challenge and Craft of Mormon Biography,” Brigham Young University Studies 22 (Spring 1982):179-92.
    • David J. Whittaker. “The Heritage and Tasks of Mormon Biography,” in Supporting Saints: Life Stories of Nineteenth Century Mormons, ed. Donald Q. Cannon and David J. Whittaker (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1985), 1-16.
  2. Sources for the Study of Mormon Biography
    • Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia 4 volumes (Salt Lake City: Jenson History Company, 1901-1936).
    • Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing, 1913).
    • Marvin Wiggins, Mormons and their Neighbors: An Index to over 75,000 Biographical Sketches from 1820 to the Present, 2 volumes (Provo, UT: Harold B. Lee Library, BYU, 1984).
    • Lawrence R. Flake, Mighty Men of Zion, General Authorities of the Last Dispensation (Salt Lake City: Karl D. Butler, 1974).
    • Susan Easton Black, compiler, Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848, 50 volumes (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1989).
    • ________. Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6 volumes (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1993).
    • Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982).
  3. Biographical Studies (Selected)
    • Leonard J. Arrington, ed. The Presidents of the Church (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986).
    • Susan Hendricks Swetnam, Lives of the Saints in Southeast Idaho: An Introduction to Mormon Pioneer Life Story Writing (Moscow: University of Idaho Press, 1991).
    • Donald Q. Cannon and David J. Whittaker, eds. Supporting Saints, Life Stories of Nineteenth Century Saints (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1985).
    • Claudia L. Bushman, ed. Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah (Cambridge, MA: Emmeline Press Limited, 1976).
    • Vicky Burgess-Olsen, ed. Sister Saints (Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1978).
    • Donna Hill, Joseph Smith, The First Mormon (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977).
    • Leonard J. Arrington, Brigham Young, American Moses (New York: Knopf, 1985).
    • Stanley B. Kimball, Heber C. Kimball, Mormon Patriarch and Pioneer (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981).
    • Juanita Brooks, John D. Lee: Zealot-Pioneer Builder- Scapegoat (Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark, 1962).
    • James B. Allen, Trials of Discipleship: The Story of William Clayton, a Mormon (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987).
    • Breck England, The Life and Thought of Orson Pratt (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1985).
    • Leonard J. Arrington, From Quaker to Latter-day Saint: Bishop: Edwin D. Woolley (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976).
    • Thomas G. Alexander, Things in Heaven and Earth: The Life and Times of Wilford Woodruff (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1991)
    • Joseph Fielding Smith, Life of Joseph F. Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1938).
    • Levi Peterson, Juanita Brooks, Mormon Woman Historian (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 19 ).
    • Eugene E. Campbell and Richard D. Poll, Hugh B. Brown: His Life and Thought (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1975).
    • Mary L. Bradford, Lowell Bennion.
    • L. Brent Goates, Harold B. Lee: Prophet and Seer (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1985).
    • Edward L. Kimball and Andrew W. Kimball, Spencer W. Kimball (Salt Lake City: Desert Book, 1977).
    • Sherry L. Dew, Ezra Taft Benson: A Biography (Salt Lake City: Desert Book, 1987).
    • ________. Gordon B. Hinckley

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