Finding Aid for the Lamoni Call Papers, 1898-1926

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Lamoni Call Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1926
Collection number: 1158
Creator: Call, Lamoni
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Lamoni Call (b.1865) was a dissenter from the Mormon faith. He published various pamphlets questioning Mormon beliefs, including Science and Mormonism (1926). The collection consists of Call's correspondence, manuscripts, notes, books, and memoranda. Almost all the items relate to his research and writings on Mormonism.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
  • Gift of Dortha C. Causey, 1975.
  • Gift of Ardith Call Kreis, 1975.
  • Gift of La Mar A. Call, 1975.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lamoni Call Papers (Collection 1158). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230447 

Biography

Call was born in 1865; he lived in Bountiful and Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a dissenter from the Mormon faith; published various pamphlets questioning Mormon beliefs, including Science and Mormonism (1926).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, books, and memoranda of Lamoni Call, a dissenter from the Mormon faith. Almost all the items relate to his research and writings on Mormonism and the various pamphlets he published questioning Mormon beliefs.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Box 1).
  2. Manuscripts, notes and memoranda (Boxes 1-2).
  3. Printed items by Lamoni Call (Box 2).
  4. Printed items marked or annotated by Lamoni Call (Boxes 2-4).
  5. Unmarked items (Box 4).
  6. Periodicals (Box 5).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Call, Lamoni--Archives.
Mormon Church.
Dissenters, Religious--Utah--Archival resources.
Mormons.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Correspondence 1921-1933 and n.d.

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Box 1, Folder 1

From Lamoni Call to Emerson and Fern Call 1921-25 and n.d.

Physical Description: (5 letters)
Box 1, Folder 2

Between Lamoni Call and various persons re Mormonism 1923-33, and n.d.

Physical Description: (13 letters)
Box 1, Folder 3

From O.J. Call to Lamoni Call 1926

Physical Description: (2 letters)
Box 1, Folder 4

Between Lamoni Call and the Freethought Press Association 1932-33

Physical Description: (6 letters, 2 envelopes)
 

Manuscripts, Notes and Memoranda 1884[?]-1925 and n.d.

Physical Description: (53 folders)
Box 1, Folder 5

“An address to the Latter-Day Saints”

Physical Description: (4 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 6

“Antiquities” n.d.

Physical Description: (11 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 7

“Apparitions. The Writer's Experience”

Physical Description: (3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 8

“Book of Mormon antiquities”

Physical Description: (43 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 9

“Book of Mormon history”

Physical Description: (21 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 10

“Book of Mormon history. Unreasonable and impossible”

Physical Description: (37 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 11

“The Book of Mormon - prophetic evidence, and prophecy plain”

Physical Description: (38 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 12

“Book of Mormon. Translation”

Physical Description: (42 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 13

“Constructive or destructive”

Physical Description: (4 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 14

“Contradictions”

Physical Description: (13 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 15

“Cover tinted with Argument”

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 16

“Doctrine”

Physical Description: (18 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 17

“Do Mormon leaders dictate to their members in political matters?”

Physical Description: ( 3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 18

“The eighteenth amendment”

Physical Description: (5 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 19

“Faith”

Physical Description: (43 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 20

“Faith: Gospel faith from a Mormon point of view”

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 21

“The good join the church” n.d.

Physical Description: (2 different copies, each 7 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 22

“A heart to heart talk with my Mormon friends”

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 23

“High spots”

Physical Description: (5 pieces)
Box 1, Folder 24

“How did Joseph Smith receive revelations?”

Physical Description: (21 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 25

“The hub”

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 26

“Is it the duty of government to look after individuals?”

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 27

“Is Mormonism a religion?”

Physical Description: (3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 28

“Joseph Smith's early life”

Physical Description: (20 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 29

“Joseph Smith's word”

Physical Description: 2 different copies, each 11 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 30

“Let us get acquainted”

Physical Description: (3 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 31

“Manner of translating the Book of Mormon”

Physical Description: (56 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 32

“The Mormon god” n.d.

Physical Description: (6 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 33

“Mormon god; Mormon hell; & Fell to the earth” n.d.

Physical Description: (29 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 34

“The Mormon heaven” n.d.

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 35

“The Mormon hell” n.d.

Physical Description: (9 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 36

“Mormon persecution” n.d.

Physical Description: (105 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 37

“Mormon polygamy: introduction” n.d.

Physical Description: (5 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 38

“Mormon testimony” n.d.

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 39

“Mormonism is admittedly wrong by about sixty percent of the people of Utah” July 25, 1925

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 1, Folder 40

“Mormonism unravelled” 1924

Physical Description: (2 different copies)
Box 1, Folder 41

(2 pieces)

Box 2, Folder 1

“Mormonism. Well? What of it? Just this” n.d.

Physical Description: (5 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 2

“The murderous knights of Columbus” n.d.

Physical Description: (3 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 3

“Pre-existence of spirits” n.d.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 4

“Prophecy plain” n.d.

Physical Description: (18 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 5

“Revelation and prophecy on war given December 25, 1332” n.d.

Physical Description: (10 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 6

“Revelation 22a” n.d.

Physical Description: (3 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 7

“Riches” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 piece)
Box 2, Folder 8

“Roberts on inspiration” n.d.

Physical Description: (6 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 9

“Science and Mormonism” n.d.

Physical Description: (57 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 10

“A shocking homoside (sic)” n.d.

Physical Description: (9 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 11

“A simple theorem” n.d.

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 12

“A suggestion worth $1,000,000 to the Church” n.d.

Physical Description: (4 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 13

“Testimony” November 15, 1925

Physical Description: (1 piece)
Box 2, Folder 14

“Unreasonable history of the Book of Mormon” n.d.

Physical Description: 4 different copies, 99 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 15

“Wanted on the other side” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 leaf)
Box 2, Folder 16

“Was Mormonism revealed? Or did it evolve?” n.d.

Physical Description: (7 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 17

“What would you think?” n.d.

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 18

“Which? Mormon veracity or Mormon mendacity?” n.d.

Physical Description: (1 piece)
Box 2, Folder 19

“Who should have this magazine and why?” n.d.

Physical Description: (2 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 20

“A word with non-Mormons” n.d.

Physical Description: (9 leaves)
Box 2, Folder 21

Miscellaneous notes and memoranda n.d.

Physical Description: (11 pieces)
Box 2, Folder 22

Notebook, “Lamoni Call's Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel” 1884[?]

Physical Description: (105pp., some unused)
Box 2, Folder 22

Card file of notes re various subjects relevant to Call's research n.d.

 

Printed Items - Lamoni Call

Physical Description: (3 folders)
Box 2, Folder 23

2000 changes in the Book of Mormon. Bountiful 1898

Box 2, Folder 24

The Anti-Mormon (vol.1, no.2-4). Bountiful May 1899-April 1902

Box 2, Folder 25

Evidence not slander (vol.1). Science and Mormonism. Salt Lake City February 1926

 

Printed Items, Marked or Annotated by Lamoni Call

Physical Description: (4 folders and 27 volumes)
Box 2, Folder 26

Book of Commandments for the Government of the Church of Christ. W.W. Phelps & Company 1903

Box 2, Folder 27

19 pamphlets re Mormonism 1920-1931

Boxes 3-4

27 books

Scope and Content Note

Including:
Box 3

The story of the Mormons. New York: MacMillan 1923

Creator/Collector: Linn, William A.
Box 3

Science and belief in God. Salt Lake City: The Deseret News 1924

Creator/Collector: Pack, Frederick J.
Box 3

A series of pamphlets on the Doctrines of the gospel. Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor office 1884

Creator/Collector: Pratt, Orson
Box 3

A dictionary of the Book of Mormon. Salt Lake City: Joseph Hyrum Parry 1891

Creator/Collector: Reynolds, George
Box 3

The myth of the “Manuscript Found”. Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor office 1853

Creator/Collector: Reynolds, George
Box 3

History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (vol.1-2). Salt Lake City: The Desert News 1902-1904

Creator/Collector: Smith, Joseph
Box 3

Biographical sketches of Joseph Smith ... Liverpool: S.W. Richards for Orson Pratt 1953

Creator/Collector: Smith, Lucy
Box 3

The Rocky Mountain Saints. Salt Lake City, Shepherd Book Company 1904

Creator/Collector: Stenhouse, T.B.H.
Box 4

History of Utah (vol.1-2). Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Company 1892-1893

Creator/Collector: Whitney, Orson, F.
 

Unmarked Items

Box 4

Miscellaneous books about Mormonism

Physical Description: (16 items)
Box 5

Miscellaneous pamphlets, broadsheets and newspapers, almost all re Mormonism

Physical Description: (57 items)
 

Periodicals

Box 5

The People's Press 1921-1925

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.24, no.10 (December 1921).
  • vol.27, no.9 (November 1924).
  • vol.28, no.5 (July 1925).
Box 5

Light on Mormonism 1922-1933

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1-10. (1922-March 1932) bound together.
  • vol.11, no.2-3 (July-December 1932).
  • vol.12, no.1 (June 1933).
Box 5

The New Era, a periodical dedicated to the interest of Zion and her cause 1931-1933

Scope and Content Note

  • Preliminary issue and no.1-12, and 17 (May 1931-May 1932 and February-March 1933).
  • Prospectus 1921, and Bulletin, April 1932 for same.