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Donald R. Moorman research collection

Identifier: 10-03---001

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the research notes created by Donald throughout his professional career. The records are about the early history of the state of Utah and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


  • Creation: 1800-1996
  • Other: Date acquired: 1996


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

Donald R. Moorman was born July 10, 1931. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Colorado State College in 1956, and taught high school for six years in the Albuquerque School System. In 1962, Moorman received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. In September of that year he came to Weber State College with his wife Nancy and his three children joining the History department as an assistant professor. In 1969 Moorman became a full professor, a position he retained until his death in 1980.


27.7 Linear Feet (36 document cases, 3 RC boxes, 23 shoeboxes)

Language of Materials



There are ten series in the collection including: Series 1, Brigham Young Correspondence, 1853-1870; Series 2, Brigham Young Journals and Biographical Information, 1832-1862; Series 3, Historian’s Office Journal, 1858-1966; Series 4, Correspondences, 1852-1871; Series 5, Newspapers, circa 1850-1860; Series 6, Indians and Office of Indian Affairs, 1849-1937; Series 7, Individuals’ Biographical Information, circa 1841-1967; Series 8 Military and Camp Floyd, undated; Series 9, Mormons and the Mountain Meadow Massacre, 1830-1887; and Series 10, South West United States, 1852-1954. Brigham Young Correspondence, Brigham Young Journals and Biographical Information, Historian’s Office Journal, Newspapers, are arranged chronologically. Correspondence is listed alphabetically by author’s name, person receiving and thereafter chronologically. Individual Biographical Information, Military and Camp Floyd, Mormon/ Mountain Meadow Massacre and Southwest United States are listed by subject title alphabetically.

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Donald R. Moorman's family (1996-060)

Source of Acquisition

Donald Moorman's family

Method of Acquisition

Received from Donald R. Moorman's family in 1996.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals are expected.

Related Materials

There are several more collections for Donald R. Moorman that are currently unprocessed.

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408