The Dale R. Broadhurst Papers



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Dale R. Broadhurst Papers, Accession 913,
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Manuscripts Accession 913, Donated 1986


The Dale Broadhurst Papers (1800-1982) contains documents related to the origin of the Book of Mormon and the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Included are photocopies of correspondence, diaries, journals, theses, articles, and news clippings. These documents were compiled by Dale Broadhurst while working toward his Master's degree at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH. The primary focus of these papers concerns the similarities between the Book of Mormon and various manuscripts produced by members of the Spalding family between 1810 and 1845, including the Solomon Spalding Ms. on file in the Oberlin College Archives. This collection contains an extensive array of primary and secondary sources, as well as Broadhurst's notes, correspondence, and working papers. Dale Broadhurst donated these papers in 1986. An inventory is available. A separate audio-visual register is also available (the collection's audio cassettes are in the Multimedia Section of the Manuscripts Division (A0315). Restrictions: Stored off-site. Advance notice required for use.

Summary of Topics: 1. Mormon Church - History - 2. Sources - Revelation (Mormon theology). 3. Mormon Church - Doctrine. 4. Mormon Church - Sacred Books - Inspiration. 5. Mormons - New York. 6. Mormons - Ohio. 7. Book of Mormon - Authorship 8. Book of Mormon - Criticism, interpretation, etc. 9. Book of Mormon--Evidences, authority, etc. 10. Smith, Joseph Jr., 1805-1844. 11. Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876, 12. Spalding, Solomon, 1761-1816, 13. Whitsitt, William H., 1841-1911, 14. Dale Richard Broadhurst, 1947- Correspondence and Research Notes.

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A gift of Dale R. Broadhurst, 1986



Content and Scope

by Mark Evans & Roy Webb (1988)


These papers are primarily transcripts and photocopies of theses, newsclippings, historical journals, diaries, and other sources relating to the writing of the Book of Mormon and the founding of Mormonism.

Included are materials on pre-Columbian voyages to the Americas, American antiquities and the origin of the American Indians. There is some emphasis in the collection to the claims that Native American Indians are descended from the tribes of ancient Israel and that the "Mound-builder" ruins of the northeastern United States were the product of a ancient society originating from either Asia or Europe.

Mr. Broadhurst compiled much of this material for his Master's degree, which he completed at the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio. Included in the collection are his working papers, which comprise his Master's [project] and related notes and correspondence.

The collection represents an extensive assemblage of primary and bibliographic sources relating to the claim that Solomon Spalding (1761-1816), former Congregationalist/Presbyterian minister, wrote a manuscript that Joseph Smith later used as the basis for the Book of Mormon...

Broadhurst has compiled a list of parallels between the Spalding manuscript and the Book of Mormon. He asserts that previous statements that there was little or no similarity between the two works are inaccurate because inadequate comparisons of the texts were made by earlier researchers. He has concluded that enough similarity exists to warrant further study and reexamination of the question that Joseph Smith may have used the Spalding manuscript as the basis for the Book of Mormon. There is also information on the View of the Hebrews parallelism with the Book of Mormon.

The collection also contains a second Solomon Spalding manuscript written by Dr. Solomon Spalding (1796-1862), a nephew of the Reverend Solomon Spalding (1761 - 1816). Some of the themes and writing styles are similar to his uncle's manuscript. It has been speculated that this manuscript is a rewritten transcript from a "lost" or "second" manuscript of Reverend Spalding. This is supported by the fact that the manuscript is in the handwriting of Dr. Spalding's wife, Arvila Ann and is signed "Arvila Ann Harris" on the page preceding page 121. The use of her maiden name indicates that the transcript was made in the late 1820's or early 1830's before her marriage to Dr. Spalding. There are also indications of continued transcription and rewriting made as recently as 1844. However, the greater part of the manuscript most likely postdates Revered Spalding's lifetime. This manuscript, titled the "Romance of the Celes," deals with such things as outer space travel...








Preliminary Inventory
Dale R. Broadhurst Papers - Accn 923


by Mark Evans, Oct. 1986



Bx 1
Book of Mormon Origins - Antiquities, A-E
20 Fds

Fd 01     Ashtabula Co., OH Newspaper Clippings

Fd 02     Atwater, Caleb, Description of Antiquities . . . (1820)

Fd 03     Baldwin, John D., Ancient America (1872, 1901)

Fd 04     Bancroft, Hubert H., Antiquities . . . (1883)

Fd 05     Barton, Benjamin, New View of the Origin of the Tribes . . . (1798)

Fd 06     Book of Mormon, Dictated Ms. information

Fd 07     Brinton, Daniel G., The Lenape . . . (1885)

Fd 08     Brine, Lindesay, Travels Amongst American . . . Earthworks (1894)

Fd 09     Burgon, Glade L., Analysis of Style Variations in the Book of Mormon (c. 1960)

Fd 10     Burgon, Glade L., New Testament parallels in the Book of Mormon (1965);
Book of Mormon and Change (1962)

Fd 11     Clinton, DeWitt, Papers for Lt. & Phil. Soc. of New York (1810-1820)

Fd 12     Crowley, Ariel About the Book of Mormon . . . (1961)

Fd 13     Deacon, Richard Madoc & the Discovery of America (1967)

Fd 14     Delaware Indians, various sources (1950-1980)

Fd 15     Durrett, Reuben T. Earliest Visits . . . (1908)

Fd 16     Eastern North American Archaeology, various articles (1930-1970)

Fd 17     Elephants in Ancient America, various sources (1940-1970)

Fd 18      The Ensign Articles on the text of the Book of Mormon (1975-1980)

Fd 19      Evan, Charles The Last Tribes of Israel (novel) (1861)

Fd 20      Flavius Josephus, Works 1737 English Translation by W. Whiston,
marginal and supplementary comments added by Vernal Holley (1981)




Bx 2
Book of Mormon Origins - Antiquities, F-Misc.
21 Fds

Fd 01      Fowke, Gerard, Archaeological History of Ohio: Mound Builders (1902)

Fd 02      Harrison, G. T., Mormons are Peculiar People (1954)

Fd 03      Harrison, G. T., Mormonism Now & Then (1901)

Fd 04      Williams, Wm. W., History of Ashtabula County (1878)

Fd 05      Hogan, Mervin B., "A Parallel . . ." RMM (Jan 1956)

Fd 06      Hougey, Hal, "A Parallel —The Basis of the Book of Mormon" (1963)

Fd 07      Indiana Historical Society, Walam Olum . . . (1954)

Fd 08      Glaser, Lynn, Indians or Jews? . . . (1973)

Fd 09      Jones, Wesley M., Critical Study of BoM Sources (1964)

Fd 10      Lucian of Samosata, Verae Historiae (classical)

Fd 11      Mallery, Arlington & M. R. Harrison, Rediscovery of Lost America[n] (1979)

Fd 12      Marquardt, H. Michael, "Use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon" JPP (1978)

Fd 13      Mathews, Cornelius, Behemoth, A Legend of the Mound Builders (1839)

Fd 14      Misc. Articles on literary detection by statistics/computer process

Fd 15      Misc. Sources (1800-1816)

Fd 16      Misc. Sources (1817-1825)

Fd 17      Misc. Sources (1825-1840)

Fd 18      Misc. Sources (1840-1860)

Fd 19      Misc. Sources (1860-1880)

Fd 20      Misc. Sources (1880-1900)

Fd 21      Misc. Sources (1900-1910)





Bx 3
Book of Mormon Origins - Antiquities, Misc.-Ric
17 Fds

Fd 01      Misc. Sources (1910-1929)

Fd 02      Misc. Sources (1930-1960)

Fd 03      Misc. Sources (1960-1970)

Fd 04      Misc. Sources (1970-1980)

Fd 05      Misc. Sources (1980-1985)

Fd 06      Misc. Sources on Ohio Mormons

Fd 07      Sobold [Sebold], Charles Earl, "The Mormon Idea of God" (19??) [see also Bx. 20, Fd. 06]

Fd 08      N.E. PA and W. NY Maps (1700-1820)

Fd 09      Morgan & Rodabush, Ohio Archaeology (1947)

Fd 10      OH Maps (1700-1840)

Fd 11      Palmer, Spencer J. & Wm. L. Knecht, "View of the Hebrews . . ." BYUS (1962)

Fd 12      Misc. Sources (pre-1800)

Fd 13      Pre-Columbian References (1970-1980)

Fd 14      Priest, Josiah, Writings (1829-1834)

Fd 15      Atwater, Caleb, Publications (1800's)

Fd 16      Rencher, Alvin C., "Book of Mormon . . ." (1974-1980)

Fd 17      Rice, Moyle Q., Language and Style of the Book of Mormon (1937)





Bx 4
Book of Mormon Origins - Antiquities, Ric-Z
18 Fds

Fd 01      Riley, Wm. L., Isaiah, Smith, Book of Mormon, (1971)

Fd 02      Rumble, Leslie, "Book of Mormon . . ." (1960)

Fd 03      Shetrone, Henry C., The Mound-Builders, (1930, 1931)

Fd 04      Smith, Ethan, View of the Hebrews, (1825)

Fd 05      Smith, Ethan, Misc. (1825-1866)

Fd 06      Smith, George D., Looking at the Book of Mormon, (1979)

Fd 07      Smith, Richard P. "The Sea Voyage," (1827)

Fd 08      Smith, Thomas H., The Mapping of Ohio . . . Prehistoric Earthworks, (1977)

Fd 09      Southey, Robert, Poems . . . Madoc (1805-07)

Fd 10      Squier. Ephraim G. & E. H. Davis, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, (1848)

Fd 11      Thomas, Cyrus, The . . . Earthworks of Ohio, (1889)

Fd 12      Walters, Wesley P., Use of Old Testament in BoM, MA Thesis (1981)

Fd 13      Wardle, James, "Parallels: View of the Hebrews," (1978)

Fd 14      Western Reserve Histories (1900-1920)

Fd 15      Whihlesy, History of Ohio, (1852)
History of Cleveland, (1867)

Fd 16      Berg, Wm. M., White God (1961?);
Hansen, L. Taylor, He Walked the Americas, (1963, 1969)

Fd 17      Words and Names in the Book of Mormon (1950-1980)

Fd 18      Worsley, Israel, A View of the American Indians . . . (1828)





Bx 5
Spaulding Claims, A-B
22 Fds

Fd 01      Alexander, Thomas G., "Place of Joseph Smith . . ." JMH (1978)

Fd 02      Allen, James B., & Leonard J. Arrington, "Mormon Origins . . ." (1969)

Fd 03      American Journal of Psychology Articles on Mormonism (1917-1919)

Fd 04      Anderson, Richard L., Early History of Joseph Smith, (1969);
"Joseph Smith's New York Reputation Reappraised," BYUS (1970)

Fd 05      Anti-Mormon tracts from England (1840)

Fd 06      Arbaugh, George B., Revelation in Mormonism, (1932)

Fd 07      Arbaugh, George B., "Evolution of Mormon Doctrine," CH (1940);
God, Sex, and Saints, The Mormon Story, (1957)

Fd 08      Bacheler, Origin, Mormonism Exposed, (1838)

Fd 09      Bales, James D., The Book of Mormon? (1958)

Fd 10      Bales, James D., "Book of Mormon & Spaulding" (1942)

Fd 11      Bancroft, Hubert H., History of Utah, (1890)

Fd 12      Bancroft, Hubert H., Retrospection, Potitical & Personal . . . (1912)

Fd 13      Beardsley, Harry M., Joseph Smith and His Mormon Empire, (1931)

Fd 14      Belisle, Orvilla S., The Prophets or Mormonism Unveiled, (1855)

Fd 15      Bennett, John C., History of the Saints, (1842)

Fd 16      Bown, M. D., "100 Similarities" (1937?)

Fd 17      Braden, Clark & E. L. Kelley, Public Discussion . . . pp. 113-257 (1884)

Fd 18      Braden, Clark & E. L. Kelley, Public Discussion . . . pp. 258-400 (1884)

Fd 19      Brodie, Fawn M., No Man Knows My History, 2nd. ed. (1977)

Fd 20      Brudnoy, David, Liberty's Bugler . . . Theodore Schroeder, (1971)

Fd 21      Bulfinch, Stephen G., "Mormons in America" DR (18--)

Fd 22      Bush, Lester "Spaulding Theory Then & Now" Dialogue (1977)




Bx 6
Spaulding Claims, C-E
30 Fds

Fd 01      Cadman, Wm. H., History of the Church of Jesus Christ (1945)

Fd 02      Cake, Lu B., Preepstone Joe . . . (1899)

Fd 03      Caswell, Henry, Rise . . . of the Mormons, (1843)

Fd 04      Chase, Daryl, Sidney Rigdon - Early Mormon, M.A. thesis (1931)

Fd 05      Christianity Today Various Articles (1977)

Fd 06      Clark, John A., Gleanings by the Way, (1942)

Fd 07      Cobb, James T. - Bancroft, H. H., Correspondence (1884)

Fd 08      Cowan, Richard O., Mormonism in National Periodicals, (1961)

Fd 09      Creigh, Alfred, History of Washington County (1871)

Fd 10      Cross, Whitney, Burned-Over District, (1950)

Fd 11      Curtis, Susan, "Palmyra Revisited . . ." JWHAJ (1977, 1982)

Fd 12      Dahl, Curtis, "Moby Dick's Cousin Behmoth" AL (1959);
"Mound Builders, Mormons, and Wm Cullen Bryant" NEQ (1961)

Fd 13      Davis, Inez S., The Story of the Church, (1934, 1977)

Fd 14      Davis, S. J. S., The Origin of the Book of Mormon, (1899)

Fd 15      Davis, Howard, et. al., Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon?, (1977)

Fd 16      Davison, Matilda Spalding "Origin of the BoM" (reprint), FM&WM (1839)

Fd 17      DePillis, Mario S. Development of Mormon Communitarianism, (1960-1961)

Fd 18      Deming, Arthur B., Naked Truths About Mormonism #2 (1888)

Fd 19      Deseret News Misc. Spalding Articles (1850-1884)

Fd 20      Deseret News Hawaii Spalding Find (1885)

Fd 21      Deseret News Misc. Spalding Articles (1886-1900)

Fd 22      Deseret News Misc. Spalding Articles (1900-1930)

Fd 23      DeVoto, Bernard, "The Centennial of Mormonism," AM (1930, 1936)

Fd 24      Dickinson, Ellen E., New Light on Mormonism, (1885)

Fd 25      Dinturff Letters (1931)

Fd 26      The Ensign Articles (1976-1977)

Fd 27      Early Church Periodicals, (EMS, LDSMA, EJ) Articles (1834-1838)

Fd 28      Etzenhouser, Rudolph, From Palmyra . . . (1894)

Fd 29      Evans, John H., 100 Years of Mormonism (1905, 1909)

Fd 30      Evans, Richard C., Forty Years in the Mormon Church . . . (1920)




Bx 7
Spaulding Claims, F-L
35 Fds

Fd 01      Fairchild James H., "Solomon Spaulding and the BoM"BS (1885)

Fd 02      Fairchild James H., MS of Sol. Spaulding & the BoM . . . Tract #77, WRHS, (1886)

Fd 03      Fairchild James H., Correspondence (1884)

Fd 04      Fairchild James H., Correspondence (1885)

Fd 05      Farnham Thomas J., Travels in the Great Western Prairies, (1841, 1843)

Fd 06      Fielding, R. Kent, Growth of the Mormon Church in Kirtland, Ohio, (1957)

Fd 07      Gibson, D. R., "Origin of . . . Delusion," NPR (1886)

Fd 08      Gibson, D. R., "Origin of . . . Delusion," NPR (1886) [[error in listing ?]]

Fd 09      Gregg, Thomas, The Prophet of Palmyra, (1890)

Fd 10      Gunnison, John W., The Mormons . . . (1856)

Fd 11      Hall, Enos T., The Mormon Bible, (1899)

Fd 12      Harris, Franklin S., Book of Mormon Message and Evidences (1953)

Fd 13      Hill, Marvin S., "Secular or Sectarian History? . . ." CH (1974 )

Fd 14      Hartshorn, Chris B., External Evidences of BoM, (1949)

Fd 15      Himes, Joshua V., (Mormon) Delusions . . . [reprints 1832 A. Campbell article] (1842)

Fd 16      Holley, Vernal "Study of the BoM - Spaulding Theory," (1982?)

Fd 17      Howe, Eber D., Mormonism Unvailed, (1834)

Fd 18      Hullinger, Robert N., "Lost Tribes of Israel & BoM," LQ (1970)

Fd 19      Hunt, James H., Mormonism: Origin, Rise, & Progress . . . (1844)

Fd 20      Information on D. Philastus Hurlbut

Fd 21      Information on Spalding's CT Neighbors

Fd 22      Jesse, Dean, "Spaulding Theory Re-examined"CN <1977?)
"Solomon Spalding and the Book of Mormon" CN (1977)

Fd 23      Johnson, Benjamin F., Life's Review (1930, 1947)

Fd 24      Smith, Joseph III, Correspondence (1884-1887)

Fd 25      Kelley, Edmund L. & Clark Braden, Public Discussion . . . (1884)
(see also Bx 5 Fds. 17-18)

Fd 26      Kennedy, James H., Early Days of Mormonism . . . (1842)

Fd 27      Kidder, Daniel P., Mormonism and the Mormons . . .) (1834-1838)

Fd 28      Kirby, Wm., Mormonism Exposed, (1893)

Fd 29      Kirkham, Francis W., New Witness for Christ . . . Vol. 1 (1937, 1942)

Fd 30      Kirkham, Francis W., New Witness for Christ . . . Vol. 2 (1951)

Fd 31      Lamb, Charles W., An Exposition of Mormonism, (1878)

Fd 32      The Liahona Various Articles (1900-1910)

Fd 33      Linn, Wm. A., The Story of the Mormons (1902)

Fd 34      Livesey, Richard, Exposure of Mormonism (1838)

Fd 35      Lossing, Benson J., "Nauvoo & Deseret" (1870?)




Bx 8
Spaulding Claims, M-Misc.
31 Fds

Fd 01      M'Chesney, James, An Antidote to Mormonism, (1836)

Fd 02      McFarland, Joseph F., 20th Century History of Wasington County, PA (1910)

Fd 03      McGavin, Elmer C., Cumorah's Gold Bible. . . (1940)

Fd 04      McKiernan, F. Mark, The Voice of . . . Sidney Rigdon, (1971)

Fd 05      Mahaffey, James E., Found at Last! Positive Proof . . . (1902)

Fd 06      "Manuscript of Solomon Spaulding," JH, (1924)

Fd 07      Poulson, M. Wilfred, Collection at BYU - Misc. Papers (1920's)

Fd 08      Mayhew, Henry & Charles Mackay, The Mormons . . . (1851)

Fd 09      Merrill, D., "Behind the Spaulding Controversy," (1977)

Fd 10      Meyer. Edward, The Origin & History of the Mormons, (1912)

Fd 11      The Millennial Star, Spalding References (1840s)

Fd 12      The Millennial Star, Spalding Articles (1850s)

Fd 13      Miller, Joseph, Sr., "Statement," in Wm. H. Sharp Article (c. 1885)

Fd 14      Mintun, J. F.. "The BoM not from Spaulding's Manuscript" (19--)

Fd 15      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1835-1845)  [see also Bx. 10 Fd. 14]

Fd 16      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1846-1849)

Fd 17      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1850-1853)

Fd 18      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1854-1855)

Fd 19      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1856-1859)

Fd 20      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1860-1875)  [see also Bx. 9 Fd. 3]

Fd 21      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1876-1883)  [see also Bx. 9 Fd. 4]

Fd 22      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1884-1889)  [see also Bx. 9 Fd. 5]

Fd 23      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1890-1894)

Fd 24      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1895-1899)

Fd 25      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1895-1910)  [see also Bx. 9 Fd. 6]

Fd 26      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1911-1945)  [see also Bx. 9 Fds. 7, 8, 9, & 10]

Fd 27      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1946-1949)

Fd 28      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1950-1954)

Fd 29      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1955-1959)

Fd 30      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1960-1964)

Fd 31      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1965-1969)




Bx 9
Spaulding Claims, Misc.-N
21 Fds

Fd 01      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1970-1974)

Fd 02      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1975-1982)

Fd 03      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1860s)

Fd 04      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1876-1879)

Fd 05      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1884-1885)

Fd 06      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1900-1905)

Fd 07      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1910-1914)

Fd 08      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1915-1920)

Fd 09      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1920-1930)

Fd 10      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (1930-1940)

Fd 11      Misc. Sources on Spalding Manuscript Find in Hawaii (1885-early 1900's)

Fd 12      Morley, R. G., Inv. Anti-Mormon Hypo., (1965)

Fd 13      Morgan, John, Opinions of the Leading Statesmen . . . of the Spaulding Story (1885?)

Fd 14      "Mormonism . . ." DUM (1843)

Fd 15      Mormonism Articles in ER & LLA (1854)

Fd 16      Mormon Collection in Arthur B. Deming Mss., Chicago Historical Society (1885-1886)

Fd 17      Syracuse NY Independent Hawaii Spalding Ms. Find Articles (1885)
[by Rev. Sereno E. Bishop, Ellen E, Dickinson, & Rev. Wm. H. Whitsitt]

Fd 18      Neal, R. B., Misc. Anti-Mormon Material (1900-1910)

Fd 19      Neal, R. B., The Stick of Ephraim, Parts I & II, (1899)

Fd 20      Nelson, Nels R., Mormon Point of View, (1904)

Fd 21      Nibley, Hugh, "Mixed Voices" IE (1959)




Bx 10
Spaulding Claims, Q-R
28 Fds

Fd 01      Oberlin Review, Articles on Oberlin Spalding Ms & Statement by Mr. Root (1886-1927)

Fd 02      O'Dea, Thomas F., The Mormons (1957)

Fd 03      Page, John E., The Spaulding Story (1843); RLDS reprint (1886)

Fd 04      Page, John E. & Benj. Winchester, Plain Facts . . . (1841)

Fd 05      Pancoast, Eva L., Mormons at Kirtland, (1929)

Fd 06      Parken, Max, Conflict in Ohio, (1966)

Fd 07      Parson, Tyler, Compendium of the BoM (1841)

Fd 08      Patterson, Robert, jr., Various Letters, (1886)

Fd 09      Patterson, Robert, jr., Who Wrote the BoM? (1882)

Fd 10      Pierce, Perry B., "Origin of the BoM,"AA (1899)

Fd 11      Porter, S. F., The Origin of the BoM (1890?)

Fd 12      Pratt, Parley P., Mormonism Unveiled 3rd ed. (1838)

Fd 13      Pratt, Parley P., Plain Facts . . . Reply to Taylor . . . (1840)

Fd 14      Misc. Sources on Spalding Theory (pre-1835)

Fd 15      Religious Impostors, W. & R. Chambers, Printers (1845)

Fd 16      Reprints of Washington Reporter Statements, (1869)

Fd 17      Reviews of Davis' Who Really Wrote the BoM? (1878)

Fd 18      Reynolds, George, Myth of the "Manuscript Found . . . (1883)

Fd 19      Rigdon, John W., Lecture: "History of the Early Mormon Church," (1906?)

Fd 20      Riley, Isaac W., The Founder of Mormonism (1903)

Fd 21      Rigdon, Sidney, Letter in Reply to Davison in the Boston Journal (1839)

Fd 22      Smith, Joseph, et. al., History of the Reorganized Church vol 1-4 (1897-1903)

Fd 23      Roberts, Brigham H. Selections from Comprehensive History of the Church
and "A Parallel . . ." (1930) [see also Bx. 22 Fd. 01]

Fd 24      Roberts, B. H., Defense of the Faith . . . vol I (1907)

Fd 25      Roberts, B. H., Defense of the Faith . . . vol II (1907, 1912)

Fd 26      Roberts, B. H., New Witnesses for God (1909)

Fd 27      Roberts, B. H., "Origin of the BoM," AHM (1908-1909)

Fd 28      Roberts, B. H., "YMMIA Manual (1905)




Bx 11
Spaulding Claims, S
21 Fds

Fd 01      Saints' Herald, Articles on Spalding (1860-1884)

Fd 02      Saints' Herald, Articles on Spalding (1885)

Fd 03      Saints' Herald, Articles on Spalding (1886-1899)

Fd 04      Saints' Herald, Articles on Spalding (1900-1920)  [1921-1959 missing]

Fd 05      Saints' Herald, Articles on Spalding (1960-1980)  [1981-1982 missing]

Fd 06      Schroeder, Theodore A., The Origin of the Book of Mormon, (1901)

Fd 07      Shook, Charles A., Cumorah Revisited . . . (1910)

Fd 08      Shook, Charles A., The True Origin of the Book of Mormon (1914)

Fd 09      Smith, Elbert A,, Spaulding Romance Theory Reviewed (c. 1887)

Fd 10      Smith, George A., "Divine Origin of Mormonism . . ." (????)

Fd 11      Smith, Joseph F., The Origin of the BoM (1890?)

Fd 12      Smith, Joseph III & Mary A, Anderson, Joseph Smith III and the Restoration (1952)

Fd 13      Smith, Joseph III, The Spaulding Story Re-examined (1883)

Fd 14      Smith, J. Fielding, Life of Joseph F. Smith (1938)

Fd 15      Smith, T. C.,External Evidences of the BoM, (1912)

Fd 16      Snowden, James H., The Truth About Mormonism (1926)

Fd 17      Spalding, Solomon, Manuscript Found . . . Story LDS edition (1886)

Fd 18      Spalding, Solomon, Manuscript Found . . . Story RLDS edition (1885)

Fd 19      "The Spaulding Story," MS (1880)

Fd 20      Stoffel, Jerome C., Joseph Smith . . . Mormon Dilemma, (1970)

Fd 21      Sunderland, LaRoy, Mormonism Exposed & Refuted, (1838)




Bx 12
Spaulding Claims, T-Z
30 Fds

Fd 01      Tanner, Jerald & Sandra, Did Spaulding Write the Book of Mormon?, (1977)

Fd 02      Taylor, John, An Answer to . . . Robt' Heys, Calumny Refuted (1845)

Fd 03      Techr, D., Who Wrote the Book of Mormon? (1977)

Fd 04      Gregg, Thomas, Letters at the Chicago Historical Society (1880-1886)

Fd 05      Thompson, Charles, Evidences . . . of . . . Book of Mormon, (1841)

Fd 06      Davis, Howard, et. al., Articles (by or about) (1977)

Fd 07      Times & Seasons Misc. Articles (1840-1845)

Fd 08      Tucker, Pomeroy, Origin, Rise, & Progress of Mormonism, (1867)

Fd 09      Turner, Jonathan B., Mormonism in All Ages, (1842)

Fd 10      Turner, Orasmus, Hisory of the Phelps & Gorham;s Purchase, (1851)

Fd 11      Walter, Wesley P., "The Spaulding Affair," (1978)

Fd 12      Washburn, Jessie N., Contents . . . Book of Mormon, (1954)

Fd 13      Webb, Rob't C. (J. E. Homans), The Case Against Mormonism;
The Real Mormonism
(1916)

Fd 14      Wengreen, Arthur D., Annalysis . . . 100 Similarities, (1964)

Fd 15      West, Wm. S., A Few Interesting Facts . . . (1837)

Fd 16      White, Joseph W., Information on S. Rigdon (1947) [see also Bx. 20. Fds. 7-9]

Fd 17      Whitmer, David, An Address to all Believers in Christ, (1887)

Fd 18      Whittaker, David J., Mormon Pamphleteering, (19??)

Fd 19      Whitsitt, Wm. H., "Lecture," (1882)

Fd 20      Widtsoe, John A., Joseph Smith, Seeker . . . (1952)

Fd 21      Whitsitt, Wm. H., Sidney Rigdon . . . photocopies (1885, 1888)
[see also Bx. 21, Fds. 01-06 & Bx. 23. Fd. 02]

Fd 22      Whittier, Charles W. & Stephen W., Stathis,
"The Enigma of Solomon Spalding," Dialogue (1977)

Fd 23      Williams, Samuel, Mormonism Exposed (1842)

Fd 24      Winchester, Benjamin, The Origin of the Spaulding Story, (1840)

Fd 25      Whitney, Orson F., History of Utah . . . in 4 Volumes vol I (1892)

Fd 26      Whitsitt, Wm. H., "Mormonism," in:
Jackson, Samuel MacCauley (ed), Concise Dictionary of Religious Knowledge . . . (1888, 1891)

Fd 27      Wyl (Wymetal), Wm., Mormon Portraits . . . (1886)

Fd 28      Mackay, Charles, "The Yankee Mahomet," AWR (1851)

Fd 29      Young, Seymour B., The BoM and the Spaulding Manuscript, (1889)

Fd 30      Ziegler. Wesley M., "Analysis of the Book of Mormon, (1947)




Bx 13
Spaulding Claims, (Broadhurst Notes, etc.) A-V
09 Fds

Fd 01      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Chronology: Events With Oberlin Ms.," (Mar 1982)

Fd 02      Broadhurst, Dale R., Correspondence, Misc. (up to 1981)

Fd 03      Broadhurst, Dale R., Correspondence, Misc. (up to 1982-)

Fd 04      Broadhurst, Dale R., "List of Affinities . . ." (May 1979)

Fd 05      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Methesco Media Presentation on Spalding Theory," (1980)

Fd 06      Broadhurst, Dale R., Notes on Spalding Theory, etc. (1979-1982)

Fd 07      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Preliminary List of Textual Affinities . . ." (Jul 1979)

Fd 08      Broadhurst, Dale R., "The Sacred and the Secular . . . " part 1 (May 1982)

Fd 09      Broadhurst, Dale R., "The Sacred and the Secular . . . " part 2 (May 1982)




Bx 14
Spaulding Claims, (Broadhurst Notes, etc.) W-Z
20 Fds

Fd 01      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #1:
Grant Proposal" (1979)

Fd 02      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #2:
Oberlin Spalding Ms Typescript" pp. 1-92 (1980)

Fd 03      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #2:
Oberlin Spalding Ms Typescript" pp. 93-171 (1980)

Fd 04      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #3:
Compilation of Similarities . . ." (1980)

Fd 05      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #4:
Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon" (1980)

Fd 06      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #5:
Spalding Ms. Name List" (1980)

Fd 07      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #6:
Index to Words . . ." (1980)

Fd 08      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #7:
Missing Pages . . ." (1980)

Fd 09      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #8:
Outline . . ." (1980)

Fd 10      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #9:
Statements, 1833-1842 . . ." (1980)

Fd 11      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #10:
A New Basis for the Spalding Theory," (1980)

Fd 12      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #10:
A New Basis for the Spalding Theory," Abstracts & Misc., (1980)

Fd 13      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #10:
A New Basis for the Spalding Theory," Word-print graphs, (1980)

Fd 14      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Spalding, Solomon, 1796-1862 & "Romance of the Celes," (1980-1981)

Fd 15      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Spalding, Solomon, 1871-1816, Misc. Writings," (1980-1981)

Fd 16      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Spalding Chronologies & Bibliography," (1980-1981)

Fd 17      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Spaldings in New England," (1980-1981)

Fd 18      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Spaldings in New York, 1780-1840" (1980-1981)

Fd 19      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Spaldings in Ohio & Penn., 1800-1870," (1980-1981)

Fd 20      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Spalding's Ohio Land Sales," (1980-1981)




Bx 15
Spaulding Claims, (Misc. Papers) A-S
2 Fds, 3 Bks.

Fd 01      Marquardt, H. Michael & Dale R. Broadhurst, compilers,
"Joseph Smith's Early Years - An Oral History . . ." Part 1, (1982)

Fd 02      Marquardt, H. Michael & Dale R. Broadhurst, compilers,
"Joseph Smith's Early Years - An Oral History . . ." Part 2, (1982)

Bk 01      Broadhurst, Dale R., compiler, "Spalding Research Project, Compilations:
Statements & Articles Regarding the Spaulding Theory . . ." Part I 1833-1881" (1982)

Bk 02      Broadhurst, Dale R., compiler, "Spalding Research Project, Compilations:
Statements & Articles Regarding the Spaulding Theory . . ." Part II 1882-1910" (1982)

Bk 03      Broadhurst, Dale R., compiler, "Spalding Research Project, Compilations:
Statements & Articles Regarding the Rigdon Theory . . ." (1982)




Bx 16
Spaulding Claims, (Misc. Papers) T-Z
2 Bks.

Bk 01      Cheesman, Paul R., "View of the Hebrews . . ." (1963) [[mis-labling for Ethan Smith, 1825 ?]]

Bk 02      Priest, Josiah, "Wonders of Nature . . ." (1825)




Bx 17
Spaulding Claims, (Spalding Mss.) ! of 2
1 Bk.

Bk 01      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)  [photocopy]




Bx 18
Spaulding Claims, (Spalding Mss.) 2 of 2
7 Fds.

Fd 01      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)
Typescript, pp. 1-50 (1982)

Fd 02      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)
Typescript, pp. 51-100 (1982)

Fd 03      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)
Typescript, pp. 101-50 (1982)

Fd 04      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)
Typescript, pp. 151-185 (1982)

Fd 05      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)
Typescript, pp. 120a-180 (1982)

Fd 06      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)
Typescript, pp. 181a-290 (1982)

Fd 07      Spalding, Solomon, 1896-1862, "Romance of the Celes . . ." (c. 1845)
Typescript, pp. 291-412 (1982)




Bx 19
Spaulding Claims - Research Note Cards & Media Presentation Slides
1 Fd.

Fd 01      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project:
Research Index Cards; Media Presentation Slides" (1979-1982)
[see also Bx. 13 Fd. 05 & Bx. 23 Fd. 03]





Bx 20
Sidney Rigdon and the Oberlin Spaulding Ms
12 Fds.

Fd 01      Holley, Vernal, "Book of Mormon - Spaulding Theory," (c. 1982)

Fd 02      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #2:
Oberlin Spalding Ms Typescript" draft, part 1 (1980) [see also Bx. 14, Fd. 02]

Fd 03      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #2:
Oberlin Spalding Ms Typescript" draft, part 2 (1980) [see also Bx. 14, Fd. 02]

Fd 04      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #2:
Oberlin Spalding Ms Typescript" draft, part 3 (1980) [see also Bx. 14, Fd. 02]

Fd 05      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Rigdon Chronology (1980)

Fd 06      Sobold [Sebold], Charles Earl, "The Mormon Idea of God" (19??) [see also Bx. 03, Fd. 07]

Fd 07      White, Joseph W., Influence of Sidney Rigdon . . . Part 1 (1947) [see also Bx. 12, Fd. 16]

Fd 08      White, Joseph W., Influence of Sidney Rigdon . . . Part 2 (1947) [see also Bx. 12, Fd. 16]

Fd 09      White, Joseph W., Influence of Sidney Rigdon . . . Part 3 (1947) [see also Bx. 12, Fd. 16]

Fd 10      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Examples of Sidney Rigdon's Writing Style, (1980)

Fd 11      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Notes on the Book of Mormon text, etc., (1981)

Fd 12      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Notes & Misc.:
Notes and sources on Early Pittsburgh (1981)




Bx 21
Sidney Rigdon and the Disciples of Christ
13 Fds.

Fd 01      Whitsitt, Wm. H., Sidney Rigdon . . . (1885, 1888) Transcript, Part 1 (1982)
[see also Bx. 12 Fd. 21 and Bx. 23 Fd. 02]

Fd 02      Whitsitt, Wm. H., Sidney Rigdon . . . (1885, 1888) Transcript, Part 2 (1982)

Fd 03      Whitsitt, Wm. H., Sidney Rigdon . . . (1885, 1888) Transcript, Part 3 (1982)

Fd 04      Whitsitt, Wm. H., Sidney Rigdon . . . (1885, 1888) Transcript, Part 4 (1982)

Fd 05      Whitsitt, Wm. H., Sidney Rigdon . . . (1885, 1888) Transcript, Part 5 (1982)

Fd 06      Whitsitt, Wm. H., Sidney Rigdon . . . (1885, 1888) Transcript, Part 6 (1982)

Fd 07      Baptists in Ohio, Misc. Sources, 1800-1830, (1980)

Fd 08      Disciples in Ohio, Misc. Sources, 1825-1835, part 1, (1980)

Fd 09      Disciples in Ohio, Misc. Sources, 1825-1835, part 2, (1980)

Fd 08      Disciples in Ohio, Misc. Sources, 1825-1835, part 3, (1980)

Fd 09      Disciples in Ohio, Misc. Sources, 1825-1835, part 4, (1980)

Fd 10      Disciples in Ohio, Misc. Sources, 1825-1835, part 5, (1980)

Fd 11      Disciples in Ohio, Misc. Sources, 1825-1835, part 6, (1980)

Fd 12      Disciples of Christ, Papers & Publications, (1980)

Fd 13      Smith, William, William Smith on Mormonism, and associated sources, (1883)




Bx 22
Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, & Campbellism
12 Fds.

Fd 01      Roberts, B. H., "A Parallel . . ." (c. 1927) [see also Bx. 10 Fd. 23]

Fd 02      Pratt, Parley P., Angel of the Prairies, (1880)

Fd 03      Reynolds, George & Janne M. Sjodahl, Book of Mormon Geography, (1957)

Fd 04      Knopf, Mr. & Woelfel, The War of 1812, (????)

Fd 05      Pratt, Orson, Account of Several . . ., (1841)

Fd 06      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project, Working Paper #10:
A New Basis for the Spalding Theory," (1980) [see also Bx. 14, Fd. 11]

Fd 07      Marquardt, H. Michael & Dale R. Broadhurst, compilers,
"Joseph Smith's Early Years - An Oral History . . ." excerpts of Oliver Cowdery,
NY Money Digging, and Divining Rodsmen (1982)

Fd 08      Howe, Eber D., Extracts from his publications, from him, and related sources (1831-)

Fd 09      Smith, Joseph, jr., Misc. Sources

Fd 10      Phillips, William, Campbellism Exposed, (1837)

Fd 11      Stuart, T. McK., Errors of Campbellism, (1890)

Fd 12      Ross, Bob L., Campbellism, (19--)




Bx 23
Miscellaneous Materials
03 Fds.

Fd 01      Book of Mormon Chart and Related Spalding Textual References

Fd 02      Whitsitt, William H., "Sidney Rigdon . . ." Library of Congress microfilm
[see also Bx. 12, Fd 21, Bx. 21, Fds. 01-06 & Bx. 23. Fd. 02]

Fd 03      Broadhurst, Dale R., "Spalding Research Project:
Research Index Cards; Sidney Rigdon & Spalding [see also Bx. 19 Fd. 01]



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