We have a new addition to our collection on Mormonism: Chad Flake’s definitive bibliography on Mormonism from 1830-1930. This second edition is revised from the 1978 edition.
This massive bibliography of Mormon imprints, a work first begun by the noted historian Dale Morgan in the 1940s, contains over ten thousand entries on Mormonism’s first century including pro and anti Mormon books, pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals and printed ephemera. (Scallawagiana 100)
After Morgan died much of his projected work on Mormon and Utah themes was unfinished. Later writers benefited from his extensive bibliographies, “tool books”, and his initial chapters of a work on Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. He was the moving force behind the first National Union Catalogue of works about Mormonism, which others expanded from its initial 700 entries. Using these documents, Brigham Young University librarian Chad J. Flake completed and published A Mormon Bibliography, 1830-1930 (1978), with an introduction written by Morgan before his death, which is considered an indispensable reference work for Mormon historians. However, according to Phillip Walker, 1000 crates of Morgan’s personal papers, research notes, working drafts and bibliographies were deposited with the Bancroft library, and remain uncatalogued and unavailable to researchers. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Morgan)