Guide to the John Duncan Brite papers
1878-1971

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Creator: Brite, John Duncan, 1901-1985
Title: John Duncan Brite papers
Dates: 1878-1971 ( inclusive )
1955-1971 ( bulk )
Quantity: 5 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 005
Summary: Collection largely comprised of materials on the history of Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, and Congregationalist Churches in Cache County, Utah, and Franklin County, Idaho, and the mission schools established by these denominations in Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho). Data on the Protestant movement of the 1870's to 1890's directed toward conversion of the Mormons in Utah and southeastern Idaho, short histories done on various private and public schools and on various congregations in the two counties, and the minutes of the Cache Valley Centennial Commission, 1955 - 1956, are also included. Some of the materials in the collection are reproductions and include: typescript notes, transcriptions from books, periodicals, manuscript collections and personal interviews. The handwritten correspondence to Dr. Brite is concerned with the schools and churches in Cache Valley.
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

Biographical Note

J. Duncan Brite was born March 4, 1901. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1922 and went on to be a fellow and research assistant at the University of Chicago where he earned a Master's degree in American history and a Doctorate in European history. He taught at Kansas State College, Ohio State University, Penn State University, and Oxford University, among others. Brite was a professor of history at Utah State University from 1933 until his retirement in 1971. He was head of the Utah State History Department from 1964-1966. He won various awards and honors and was active in many different groups, including the Cache Valley Historical Society and the American Historical Association. He moved to California in 1982, where he died on July 8, 1985 at the age of 84.

Content Description

Collection largely comprised of materials on the history of Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, and Congregationalist Churches in Cache County, Utah, and Franklin County, Idaho, and the mission schools established by these denominations in Cache Valley. Data on the Protestant movement of the 1870's to 1890's directed toward conversion of the Mormons in Utah and southeastern Idaho, short histories done on various private and public schools and on various congregations in the two counties, and the minutes of the Cache Valley Centennial Commission, 1955 - 1956, are also included.

Some of the materials in the collection are reproductions and include: typescript notes, transcriptions from books, periodicals, manuscript collections and personal interviews. The handwritten correspondence to Dr. Brite is concerned with the schools and churches in Cache Valley.

Also included in this collection are personal files of Dr. Brite. They include notes from classes he attended as a student, papers written as a student, materials used in classes he taught, outlines for lectures he gave, scholarly papers he wrote, and a manuscript for an unpublished work he wrote entitled "Scientific and Technological Forces in Modern World History". These are organized topically and then alphabetically. The collection also includes information he collected about the University of Miami, the Utah Academy, and newspapers he saved about the major events of World War II.

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 Brigham Young College records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

John Duncan Brite papers, 1878-1971. (COLL MSS 005). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into the following series: I. Cache Valley Historical Society; II. Drafts And Corrected Galley Proofs Chapters Twelve And Thirteen Of History Of A Valley; III. Correspondence And Notes: Protestant And Catholic Schools And Churches In Cache Valley; IV. Presbyterian Schools And Churches In Cache Valley; V. Correspondence And Notes: Public Schools In Cache Valley Including Some Newspaper Transcriptions Dealing With Protestant Schools.

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was donated to USU Special Collections and Archives by John Duncan Brite in 1971.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1:  Cache Valley Historical Society History Of A Valley Committee Bibliography Cards For Cache Schools And Churches
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Letter from A. J. Simmonds to Dr. Brite July 7, 1970
1 2 Cache Valley Historical Society 1961
1 3 Cache Valley Historical Society 1962
1 4 Cache Valley Historical Society 1963
1 5 Cache Valley Historical Society 1964
1 6 Cache Valley Historical Society 1965
1 7 Cache Valley Historical Society 1966
1 8 Cache Valley Historical Society 1967
1 9 Cache Valley Historical Society 1968
1 10 Cache Valley Historical Society 1969
1 11 Cache Valley Historical Society 1970
1 12 Cache Valley Historical Society 1971
1 13 Cache Valley Historical Society:Constitution and by-laws
1 14 Cache Valley Historical Society: Materials dealing with writing History of a Valley
1 15 Utah State Historical Society
1 16 Cache Valley Centennial Commission Letterhead and envelopes
1 17 Bibliography cards for Cache schools and churches

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Series 2:  Drafts And Corrected Galley Proofs Chapters Twelve And Thirteen Of History Of A Valley
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
2 1 History of a Valley: notes and first drafts, chapters twelve and thirteen
2 2 History of a Valley: galley proofs, chapter twelve: non-Mormon schools and churches
2 3 History of a Valley: final draft, chapter twelve: non-Mormon schools and churches
2 4 History of a Valley: final draft, chapter twelve: non-Mormon schools and churches
2 5 History of a Valley: rough draft, chapter thirteen: public schools
2 6 History of a Valley: final draft, chapter thirteen: public schools
2 7 History of a Valley: final draft, chapter thirteen: public schools
2 8 History of a Valley: galley proofs, chapter thirteen: public schools

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Series 3:  Correspondence And Notes: Protestant And Catholic Schools And Churches In Cache Valley
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
3 1 Methodist
3 2 Methodist Church: Notes and manuscripts
3 3 Addresses and correspondence
3 4 Baptist
3 5 Catholic
3 6 Christian Science
3 7 Congregational
3 8 Presbyterian (1)
3 9 Presbyterian (2)
3 10 Seventh-day Adventist Church
3 11 Unitarian Church
3 12 Franklin Riter
3 13 Public schools
3 14 Miscellaneous
3 15 Congregational Church: notes and manuscripts
3 16 Catholic Church: notes and manuscripts
3 17 Episcopal
3 18 General Protestant churches
3 19 "Trenton", by C. G. Wood
3 20 Franklin, Idaho: notes and manuscripts
3 21 Oxford, Idaho: notes and manuscripts
3 22 Various sects

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Series 4:  Presbyterian Schools And Churches In Cache Valley

See also: Correspondence concerning Presbyterians in box III

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 History of the Presbyterian churches and schools in Cache Valley
4 2 Logan Presbyterian, 1878 - 1926
4 3 Logan Presbyterian, 1926
4 4 Logan Presbyterian: drafts
4 5 Presbyterians in Cache Valley exclusive of Logan
4 6 Interviews and Transcriptions
4 7 Transcriptions of Documents: Presbyterian
4 8 Miscellaneous notes: Utah and Logan Presbyterian Churches (includes work at Corinne)
4 9 Presbyterian colleges and academies
4 10 Logan (New Jersey) academy
4 11 Presbyterian mission schools (1)
4 12 Presbyterian mission schools (2)
4 13 Presbyterian mission schools (3)

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Series 5:  Correspondence And Notes: Public Schools In Cache Valley Including Some Newspaper Transcriptions Dealing With Protestant Schools
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 1 Public schools: Cache County (1)
5 2 Public schools: Cache County (2)
5 3 Public schools: Cache County (3)
5 4 Public schools: Cache County (4)
5 5 Public schools: Cache County, rough drafts
5 6 Public schools: Cache County, annual reports and notes
5 7 Public schools: Logan City
5 8 Public schools: miscellaneous, Includes Cache Valley and Utah
5 9 Public schools: Franklin County, Idaho
5 10 L. D. S. Church: Brigham Young College, Oneida Academy seminaries and institutions

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Series 6:  Lecture Notes and Papers as a Student
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 1 Lecture Notes: Constitutional History of the United States 1830-1924
6 2 Lecture Notes: Constitutional History of the United States 1830-1924 (cont.)
6 3 Lecture Notes: The End of the Middle Ages 1250-1500
6 4 Lecture Notes: Europe and the Near East in the Middle Ages: The Crusades 300 AD - 1453 AD
6 5 Lecture Notes: Medieval Institutions
6 6 Lecture Notes: History 1453-1789
6 7 Paper: The Catilinarian Conspiracy
6 8 Paper: The Methodology of Montesquieu

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Series 7:  Materials from Classes Taught, Lecture Outlines, Scholarly Papers
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
7 1 1956 Course Outlines
7 2 Class Materials: Europe 1919-1933
7 3 Class Materials: The French Revolution and Napoleon
7 4 Class Materials: The French Revolution and Napoleon (cont.)
7 5 Class Materials: The French Revolution and Napoleon (cont.)
8 1 Class Materials: Greece
8 2 Class Materials: Greece (cont.)
8 3 Class Materials: Roman History
8 4 Class Materials: The Late Roman Republic
8 5 Class Materials: Quotation identification test and key
9 1 Class Materials: Learned Societies
9 2 Class Materials: Learned Societies (cont.)
9 3 Lectures: History Outlines
9 4 Lecture Outline: The Development of Communication and Trade 1250-1500
9 5 Lecture Outline: Hellenic History and Civilization 3400 BC-146 AD
9 6 Lecture Outlines: The Separation of Church and State; Contributions of History to Democratic Citizenship; Perspectives in History; The Emergence of the National State
9 7 Papers: The Causes of Emigration from Hesse-Cassel and Other Rhineland States 1723-1823; The Restriction of Emigration by Hesse-Cassel and Other Rhineland States During the Eighteenth Century, 1713-1789; The "Palatine" Emigration to America in 1709 from Nassau-Dillenburg Lands; The Causes of Emigration from Hesse-Cassel and Other Rhineland States, 1723-1828; The Regulation and Attempted Control of Emigrants and the Emigration Stream by Hesse-Cassel, 1750-1820; Emigration from Nassau-Dillenburg to the United States, 1789-1806; The Emigration from the Grand Duchy of Baden to the United States in 1816-1817; The Backwash of Emigration to America: A Study of Emigrants Returning to the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, in 1817 After Having Been Granted Permission to Emigrate to America
9 8 Paper: The Near-Eastern Question, 1724-1970
9 9 Paper: The Rise of Parliament in England and the Failure of Parliamentary Assemblies in France, Russia and Sweden, 1200-1700
9 10 Paper Notes: Turkey (Islam) as a World Power
9 11 Paper: What History Teaches an Historian

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Series 8:  "Scientific and Technological Forces in Modern World History" Manuscript, Information on Miami University and the Utah Academy, Newspapers from the Major Events of World War II
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
10 1 Book Manuscript: Scientific and Technological Forces in Modern World History. Preface (ch.1), Introduction(ch.2), Table of Contents
10 2 Book Manuscript: Chapter 3: Scientific and Technological Revolution to 1900
10 3 Book Manuscript: Chapter 4: Science Since 1900
10 4 Book Manuscript: Chapter 5: Geometrical Impact of Science and Technology
10 5 Book Manuscript: Chapter 6: Economic Revolutions Reconsidered
10 6 Book Manuscript: Chapter 7: The Transportation Revolution
10 7 Book Manuscript: Chapter 8: Communication Revolution
10 8 Book Manuscript: Chapter 9: The World Industrial Revolution in the 20th Century
10 9 Book Manuscript: Chapter 10: Modern Capitalism and Modern Communism
10 10 Book Manuscript: Chapter 11: Some Thoughts on Winning at Waterloo and Other Places
10 11 Book Manuscript: Chapter 12: A World Without Boundaries?
10 12 Book Manuscript: Chapter 13: Interdependency: a World Without Borders?
10 13 Miami University Information
10 14 Utah Academy Information
10 15 Newspapers: World War II

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Brite, John Duncan, 1901-
    • Corporate Names :
    • Cache Valley Historical Society (Utah)  ( contributor)
    • Episcopal Church--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History.
    • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.--Education--History.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Catholic schools--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
    • Church schools--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
    • Congregational churches--Education--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History.
    • Methodist Church--Education--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History.
    • Methodist Church--Missions--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History.
    • Missions to Mormons--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)
    • Mormon Church--Controversial literature.
    • Presbyterian Church--Missions--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History.
    • Protestant Churches--Missions--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History.

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