Creator/Contributor:O'Neil, Hugh, 1901-
Creator/Contributor:Historical Records Survey (Utah)
Creator/Contributor:Utah Federal Writers' Project
Creator/Contributor:Library of Congress
About 400 biographical sketches of Utah pioneers prepared by the Historical Records Survey and Federal Writer's Projects Administration,
1935- 1939, deposited in the Library of Congress.
Chiefly typed transcripts of original Mss. (autobiographies, journals, and reminiscences) in private possession; biographical
sketches based on interviews and questionnaires; and related material. The Bancroft Library has separate copies (which in
some instances are the originals) of a small part of the Mss., the gift of Hugh F. O'Neil, a former Survey editor and supervisor;
q.v. Utah Biographies (BANC MSS P-F 314) and Utah Questionnaires (BANC MSS P-F 312 and BANC MSS P-F 313). A few historical
sketches of Utah counties and communities, and some miscellaneous items, 15 in all, are included.
Relating to early Mormon history in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; Mormon migration west, including a number of overland diaries;
the march of the Mormon Battalion and its activities in California; Mormon pioneering in and travel to California, Arizona,
Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico; and old Mexico; missionary activities in Europe, Asia, and Oceania,
as well as in North America; Indians and Indian warfare, etc. The pioneer period described extends into the 1890's in some
parts of Utah and the West.
Subject:Utah -- Biography
Key to microfilm collection : also available on microfilm.
Originals in: Library of Congress.
For index to names, see Utah State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, Logan Library, "Name index to the Library
of Congress collection of Mormon diaries."
Finding aid available.
13 microfilm reels : negative (Rich. 606:4-16) and positive.
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 550:4) and positive.
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