The selected bibliography listed below is taken from the semi-monthly bibliography of writings on Mormon subjects entitled Mormon Americana. It is the result of a cooperative effort of the libraries of Brigham Young University, L.D.S. Church Historian’s Office, Salt Lake Public Library, Utah State Historical Society, University of Utah Library, Utah State University Library, and several other contributing libraries. The compilation and editorial work are performed by the library of Brigham Young University under the direction of Chad Flake.
The selection for 1961 is broader than that for 1960 (see Brigham Young University Studies, Spring and Summer, 1961, pp. 51–54) since it also includes noteworthy articles in periodical literature. As in the past, publications of the Federal Government and the State of Utah have not been included.
The reader will note that not all the items listed in this bibliography were published in 1961. As books and articles pertaining to Mormonism or the history of Utah come to the attention of the participating libraries, they are reported to the editorial staff at Brigham Young University for inclusion in a forthcoming issue of Mormon Americana. Often family histories or histories of individuals sponsored by family associations do not become known to librarians until they happen to obtain them as a gift from a friend of the institution. By then, available copies usually are distributed and it is difficult, if not impossible to purchase them for library use. However, they are included in the Mormon Americana bibliography, which attempts to disseminate information on all known publications for the mutual benefit of the participating libraries.
For a more comprehensive listing, the reader is referred to the publication, Mormon Americana, filed with participating libraries.
Arrington, Leonard J. “Crusade against Theocracy: The Reminiscences of Judge Jacob Smith Boreau of Utah, 1872–1877,” Huntington Library Quarterly, 24 (November, 1960), 1–45.
Arrington, Leonard J. From Wilderness to Empire; the Role of Utah in Western Economic History. Salt Lake City: Institute of American Studies, University of Utah, 1961.
Barraclough, Mary. 15th Ward Memories, Riverside Stake, 1849–1960. Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Co., 1961.
Beal, Merrill D. “Cache Valley Pioneers; the Founding of Franklin in 1860,” Idaho Yesterdays; the quarterly journal of the Idaho Historical Society, 4 (Spring, 1960), 2–7.
Brooks, Juanita. John Doyle Lee; Zealot—Pioneer Builder—Scapegoat. Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1961.
Brough, Franklin Keith. Freely, I Gave; The Life of Jacob G. Bigler. Wichita: Grit Printing, 1958.
Burton, Alma P. Mormon Trail from Vermont to Utah. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1960.
Cahn, Robert. “The New Utah: Change Comes to Zion.” Saturday Evening Post, 234 (April 1, 1961), 32–33.
Carrol, Elsie Chamberlain, comp., arr., and ed. History of Kane County, Salt Lake City: Utah Publishing Co., 1960.
Christiansen, John R., and Others. Industrialization and Rural Life in Two Central Utah Counties. Logan, Utah: Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, 1960.
Cole, William A. Israel in the Pacific. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society, 1961.
Cornwall, J. Spencer. Stories of Our Mormon Hymns. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1961.
Cummings, David W. Mighty Missionary of the Pacific. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961.
L.D.S. Church building program.
Curtis, Dahl. “Mound-builders, Mormons, and William Cullen Bryant,” New England Quarterly, 34 (June, 1961), 1960.
Daniels, Howard E. Mormon Colonization in Northern Arizona. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Arizona, 1960.
Eberhard, Ernest, Jr. What Shall We Do with Love? Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961.
Evans, Mark. “Brigham Young and the Saints Went Marching,” True West, 9 (November–December, 1961), 20–21.
Utah expedition, 1857–58.
Gardner, Hamilton. “The Nauvoo Legion, 1840–1845,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, 54 (Summer, 1961), 181–197.
Gayler, George R. “The ‘Expositor’ Affair, Prelude to the Downfall of Joseph Smith,” The Northwest Missouri State College Studies, 25 (February, 1961), 3–15.
Hafen, LeRoy Rueben. Reports from Colorado; The Wildman Letters, 1859–1865. Edited, with introduction and notes by LeRoy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen. Glendale, California: A. H. Clark Co., 1961.
Except for the index volume, this concludes the Hafen’s series The Far West and the Rockies. Many of the volumes are of Mormon interest and have been published over the last several years.
Harris, Beth Kay. The Towns of Tintic. Denver: Sage Books, 1961.
Heal, Thomas Henry. The Autobiography of Thomas Henry Heal. Historical background and editing by T. Earl Pardoe, n.p. 1961.
Hilton, Lynn M. A Concordance of the Pearl of Great Price. Provo B.Y.U. Extension Service, 1961.
Jonas, Frank H. “1960 Election in Utah,” Western Political Quarterly, 14 (March, 1961), 365–72.
Lambert, Roy G. Kamas with Komets. Kamas, Utah: Summit County Bee, 1960.
Larson, Andrew Karl. I Was Called to Dixie. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1960.
Leatham, Louis. The Joshua Salisbury Family. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Edwards Brothers, 1961.
Leigh, Rufus Wood. Five Hundred Utah Place Names, Their Origin and Significance. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1961.
Mauck, Genevieve Powlison. “The Council Bluffs Story,” The Palimpsest, 42 (September, 1961).
Nelson, Claron E. and Fisher, Irving N. Land in Utah: A Report on Land Status Determination, Present Status and Land Records. Salt Lake City: University of Utah (Bureau of Economic and Business Research), 1961.
Nibley, Hugh. The Myth Makers. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961.
Nibley, Hugh. “The Passing of the Church,” Church History, 30 (June, 1961), 131–154.
Patton, Annaleone D. California Mormons—by Sail and Trail. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1961.
Pearson, Glenn L. Know Your Religion. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961.
Purdy, William Earl. “Music in Mormon Culture, 1830–1876.” Ann Arbor, University Microfilms, 1960.
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1960.
Strang, James J. The Diary of James J. Strang. Edited by Mark A Strang. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University, 1961.
Utah Education Association. A Century of Service. Salt Lake City: Utah Education Association, 1961.
A history of the Utah Education Association, 1860–1960.
Vetterli, Richard. Mormonism, Americanism and Politics. Salt Lake City: Ensign Publications, 1961.
Wallace, Irving. The Twenty-Seventh Wife. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961.
“The story of Ann Eliza Young, last wife of the Mormon prophet who divorced her husband to lead in the fight against the American Harem.”
Weeks, Clyde E., Jr. Sagebrush to Steel. Orem, 1960.
A history of Orem, Utah.
Williams, John Daniels. The Defeat of Home Rule in Salt Lake City. New York: Rinehart and Winston, 1960.
Wormser, Richard Edward. Battalion of Saints. New York: David McKay, 1961.