Mormon Studies Library Collection

Huntington Library

UVA's Mormon Studies Collection

With the gift of the Gregory A. Prince Collection in 2021 and future acquisitions already underway, UVA has emerged as a leading site for the study of Mormonism outside of Salt Lake City. We have an extensive research collection with over 11,000 books and other printed materials, as well as audio recordings, images, and artifacts.

“Mormonism is a fantastic arena in which to study so many topics of historical and theoretical interest to scholars of religion, precisely because it is a modern new religion and so well-documented.”

Matthew Hedstrom, Associate Professor

UVA Department of Religious Studies


About the Prince Collection

Gregory Prince, a sixth-generation Mormon from Los Angeles, began building his collection more than 50 years ago. His collection, specializing in 20th century LDS history, is widely recognized as one of the finest private collections in the world with treasures that include official church manuals, President David O. McKay’s journals, as well as 19th and 20th century anti-Mormon materials.

Explore the Collection | UVA Today article | View Digital Resources


Library Research Fellowships

Each spring, our program offers short-term fellowships to conduct research in the Mormon Studies Collection. Especially welcome are proposals related to race, gender and sexuality, or international Mormonism.

Interested in applying? Check News & Events for updates or email us for more information.