Guide to the Logan Temple collection,
1877-1979

Print this Finding Aid | Email this Finding Aid


Results

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Olsen, Nolan Porter.
Title: Logan Temple collection
Dates: 1877-1979 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 112
Summary: This collection contains research papers used by Nolan Porter Olsen for writing his book The Logan Temple: the first 100 years. The papers contained in this collection consist of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, memorabilia about the temple, short histories of the temple, a USU thesis, photographs, and drafts of Olsen's The Logan Temple: the first 100 years.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

In October 1876 Brigham Young officially announced plans to build a temple in Logan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He selected the site seven months later, and construction began on May 28, 1877. Work continued until May 17, 1884, when LDS Church President John Taylor dedicated the temple.

In commemoration of the Logan Temple's 100th anniversary, Norman Porter Olson wrote a book entitled The Logan Temple: The First 100 Years. At the time of the book's publication in 1978, Olson had been associated with the temple for over 43 years. He served as president of the Logan Temple during the remodeling stage that began in 1976 and was competed in 1979.

Content Description

This collection contains research papers used by Nolan P. Olsen for writing his book The Logan Temple: The First 100 Years. At the time of the book's publication in 1979, N.P. Olson had been associated with the temple for over 44 years. He served as president of the Logan Temple during the remodeling stage that began in 1976 and was competed in 1979. The papers contained in this collection consist of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, memorabilia about the temple, short histories of the temple, a USU thesis, photographs, and drafts of Olsen's The Logan Temple: The First 100 Years.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Logan Temple collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Logan Temple collection, 1877-1979. (COLL MSS 112). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged by type of source material and manuscript of Olsen's book.

Acquisition Information :  

The material that comprises this collection was donated to USU Special Collections & Archives by Katie M. Olsen.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Logan Temple pamphlets published for various anniversaries
1 2 Wood, J. Karl., "The Vision: A Sacred Pageant." Logan Pageant Society, Logan, Utah 1937
1 3 "Logan Temple History, 1976." Author believed to be Nolan P. Olsen
1 4 Ordinance statistics for 1957-1961 and 1973
1 5 Olsen, Nolan P., "The Growth of the Latter Day Saints Church in Cache Valley"
(also contains two page essay on the building of the Logan Temple)
1 6 Ricks, Joel E., "The Mormons In the Middle West"
Includes excerpt from Deseret News, June 6, 1877 about organization of the Cache County Stake.
1 7 Color photographs of the temple
1 8 Miscellaneous items about the temple
1 9-13 Newspaper articles about the temple, includes the 1934 Golden Jubilee
2 Manuscript draft of Olsen's book The Logan Temple: the First 100 Years
(18 folders)

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Olsen, Nolan Porter.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Logan Temple (Utah)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon Church--Utah--Logan--History.
    • Mormon temples--Utah--Logan.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan (Utah)--History.

    ^ Return to Top