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Announcing the 2024 UVA Library Research Fellow in Mormon Studies

The University of Virginia’s Mormon Studies Program is pleased to award the UVA Library Research fellowship in Mormon Studies to the following recipient:

Dr. Spencer Wells
Lecturer, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies
Southern Utah University

“A comparative study of two Latter-day Saint dissenters, 1890 & 1940: Alva Tanner and G.T. Harrison”

This fellowship was awarded for research in the Prince Collection on any topic related to Mormonism.

The Prince Collection is composed of 108 cubic feet of published and unpublished materials, audio recordings, images and artifacts related to Mormonism in its several varieties, but primarily the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is housed in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library which number more than 400,000 books, 15 million manuscripts, and thousands of maps, broadsides, photographs, audio and video recordings, and artifacts. It is nationally recognized for the richness of its holdings in American history.

A guide to the Collection, including a container inventory may be browsed online by entering the call number MSS 16540 in the UVA Library Search Engine.

Additionally, several diaries and excerpts from the Collection are free to browse on the UVA Mormon Studies Website.