The UVA Library has obtained a trove of material related to the history and culture of the Mormon Church. The Library has accepted a gift of more than 10,000 books and other print materials from Latter-day Saint historian Gregory A. Prince that covers the entire history of the church from the time of its founding in upstate New York in 1830 to its modern-day history in Utah and the American West.
According to Special Collections curator Molly Schwartzburg, Prince’s collection, “built over a lifetime of research in, and writing about, Mormonism … is widely recognized as one of the finest private collections in the world. In terms of 20th-century materials, it is unique.” The donation, a major collaboration between the UVA Library and the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, makes UVA the leading site for the study of Mormonism outside of Utah.
To learn more, read the article “UVA Acquires Unique Mormon Collection” in UVA Today.